Butterfly Art Featured on Brickyard Buffalo

Here’s a screenshot of my 3D Paper Butterfly Art on my favorite deal site, Brickyard Buffalo, this morning! Limited quantity 50% off for a limited time!

Update 3.7.13: Thanks to those who purchased! DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/.

Cut Paper Self Portrait

Attempted my first cut paper self portrait and here is the result…

All of the pieces were hand cut from scrapbook and watercolor paper except for the brown pupils and the white catchlights for which I used hole punches. The end result includes some text and is now on the homepage of MindiLeatham.com

One of my resolutions for the new year is to improve my backgrounds and graphic design elements so I hope this was a step in that direction. What’d’ya think? Does it look like me?

Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine

Here are some photos of our recent family field trip to Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine! We had so much fun, especially Superboy who wanted to jump right into the action during the gunfights.

It was a cold and cloudy day in the shade of the Superstition Mountains, home of the legendary and cursed Lost Dutchman Gold Mine which people have been looking for since the 1800s…

Had lunch at the Mammoth Saloon…

Superboy fit right in…

I loved this old locomotive!

Superboy locked up in the Goldfield Jail and posing in front of the Mercantile…

Picking out something yummy…

We can’t wait to take the rest of the family when it’s warm enough to pan for gold!

More Rainbow Paper Butterfly Art

Update 3.7.13: DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/!

Here are some more of the different paper butterfly punch pieces I’ve been making with scrapbook paper in all different colors, patterns and textures that are now for sale in my Etsy shop at http://www.MindiLeatham.etsy.com. They come in easy to hang black wood frames that I distressed (outside dimensions: 19″ x 23″). Thanks again to Brittney Williams for doing a beautiful job with the photos!

These can be made in any color combination for any room in the house. Here are two made in a gradient including yellows, greens, blues, purples, browns, gray and black:

I bent the wings up off the paper so that it looks as if these little butterflies are resting for a moment and will soon take flight. Glass is not included to enhance the 3D effect.

Here’s a close up of the rainbow one I made that included all the primary and secondary colors:

And here’s one in shades of yellow, orange and pink: