Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Butterfly Blog Flutter!

Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to the new Butterfly Circles stamp set!  Here is my project using the new Butterfly Circles.

Just comment below and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50!   We will be giving away five grab bags in total and all the names will be drawn on Friday, January 20th at midnight PST, one name from each blog, so you have lots of time to enter!  Tell your friends!

The Butterfly Circles rubber stamps will remain on special at 20% off throughout the Blog Flutter!

Here is our schedule:
Sunday, January 15th: Yogi   
Monday, January 16th: Suzanne  (You are here!)
Tuesday, January 17th: Robyn  
Wednesday, January 18th: Monica  
Thursday, January 19th: Wanda  

 Each Design Team member will randomly choose a winner from their list of comments, so make sure you’ve commented on each blog.

All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Saturday January 21st. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.  (Email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Style blog) 

Happy Fluttering  and good luck!!

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A Butterfly Counts - Walnut Hollow Clock(if you're going to be at the CHA conference, you will see this clock at the Walnut Hollow booth!)




Supplies

Walnut Hollow Round Clock, Small  Item #53212
Walnut Hollow Quartz Clock Movement for 19mm (3.4”) Surfaces  Item #TQ700P
http://www.walnuthollow.com/

Quietfire Design Butterfly Circles Stamp Set
Quietfire Design Butterflies/Dragonflies Stamp Set
FabScraps High Tea Cardstock
White Cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Butterflies Two,  Grand Circles
VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea Ink
Jacquard Textile Super White Acrylic Paint
Ranger Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy Paint
Ink Blending Tool
Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Brushed Corduroy, DustyConcord
Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Eggplant
Be Creative Double-sided tape
Hole punch



Instructions:

Preparing the wood:
Paint the Round Clock with Neopaque White paint.  Allow to dry and give second coat.  Sand surface if needed or desired.  Apply a fairly thick coat of Distress Crackle around the edges of the clock as well as a couple of inches in from the top edge on the surface and allow to dry naturally.

Use the blending tool to rub on Brushed Corduroy and Dusty Concord to highlight the crackle.  Rub off the excess with a paper towel.


Preparing the paper:
Cut High Tea and white cardstocks to fit clock using Spellbinders Grand Circles as shown.

Stamp Quietfire Design quotation using VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea.  When dry use blending tool to shade in some Tattered Rose colour.

Stamp small butterfly using Purple Hydrangea ink, then cut the image out.

Layer the circles using Be Creative double-sided tape.  Find the center of the layered circles and punch a hole the same diameter as the clock hole.  Attach the cardstock layers to the clock surface. 

Cut four tiny butterflies from the Nestabilities Butterflies Two.  Leave the diecut in the die and using the die as a stencil, color the exposed paper with Purple Hydrangea ink.

 Color the hands of the clock movement with a few drops of Eggplant Alcohol Ink.  Leave the second hand uncolored.  Allow to dry.

Following the instructions on the package, assemble the clock movement with the clock.  Make sure the hanger is oriented so the quotation on the front reads correctly.  Punch a hole in the butterfly cut-out and slide it over the shaft of the movement.  Do not glue or tape it down.  Curl the wings slightly.

Attach the four diecut butterflies at the noon, three, six and nine positions on the clock face.

Add a battery and hang to enjoy!

67 comments:

  1. Love the soft colors you used on the clock.

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  2. This is gorgeous - the sentiment is lovely too.

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  3. I thought your teaser was gorgeous, but this is STUNNING! I am not much for stamped projects, but this is awesome! Love the colors and the crackle and that it has roses. Your calligraphy is truly amazing, especially the flourishes. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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  4. A great use of the tools and supplies! Love the soft feeling of the whole project. Great quote!!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

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  5. what a gorgeous clock. i love the colors and how you have the butterflies on the quarter hours. this is just adorable. i love how you designed the swirls to overlap into each other.

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  6. This is so beautiful. I'm always trying to remember to live in the moment or present and not very successful!

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  7. Hi Suzanne,
    Beautiful work as usual.I love butterfly's and your calligraphy.
    Nicely put together.
    Mary

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  8. What a beautiful clock! I love all things with butterflies on. Thanks also for the tutorial.

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  9. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!! nothing more needs saying.

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  10. Great use of the beautiful circle butterfly stamps! Beautiful, is right!!

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  11. this project is just beautiful. this is something that I would try to be thinking outside of the box. lovely colors and very pretty.
    Caroline
    Minnetonka, MN

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  12. simple and elegant!
    gives new meaning to time flies!

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  13. So, so lovely! This is stunning, and a wonderful way to use your beautiful stamps. Thank you for the chance to win a prize! Your new butterfly stamps are so beautiful.

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  14. Oh my gosh, this project is so pretty! The colors are so lovely and the circular lettering is amazing.

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  15. Such a pretty project and a great sentiment for a clock!

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  16. this clock is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the visit enjoying your blog!!Hugs,Ina Good

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  17. What a gorgeous clock Suzanne!! I love the soft feminine colours you used.

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  18. What a lovely clock. It would be a treasure to anyone who receives it. Thanks for the directions as it may be something I'd like to try. Carmen G.

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  19. Stunning Suzanne. I am totally impressed with all the details and colours. Inspiration is being stirred from this butterfly blog flutter.

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  20. What a great clock. The colours and design are wonderful.

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  21. What a fun project! Thanks for sharing the instructions!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

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  22. What a lovely project! It's perfect for the rubber isn't it? Lovely colours.

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  23. Wonderful project Suzanne. The design is awesome and the colors great!

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  24. Your calligraphy stamps are AMAZING! This is a beautiful card!

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  25. What a great idea! I've never thought about using our 'goodies' to put a face on a clock. And your project is beautiful! I love the little butterflies on the quarter hours. Lovely job!
    No problem with the verification. ;o)

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  26. absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and use of Spellbinders.. The stamps are awesome.. I want a set!.. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. What a gorgeous clock! I love your sentiments!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  28. what a great idea and look how well you executed it. love it.

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  29. Susanne, this is a beautiful way to execute your butterflies! Stellar!

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  30. What a beautiful and creative project.

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  32. Suzanne, this is amazingly beautiful. Great idea to make a clock from your stamps.

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  33. Your project is gorgeous!! TFS

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  34. Hi, I just love the vintage/shabby chic look (and butterflies) and you have mastered it with this lovely clock. The sentiment is perfect.

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  35. Wow! That stamp makes it look like its hand-lettered. Beautiful

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  36. What a wonderful and unique idea! The clock is beautiful and it's obvious, even without reading the directions, that you worked very hard on this project!

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    1. Congratulations!!! You are the winner on my blog! Please send me your snailmail address to suzanne@quietfiredesign.com
      Thanks for your visiting and commenting!!

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  37. Hi -love the clock project. I had something like this on my mind recently and this one is beautiful!

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  38. Beautiful clock. You are so creative. TFS

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  39. Suzanne, I love clocks and will absolutely have to attempt your beautiful design. Not only does the wonderful phrase work so well with a clock, but your design is so light and airy--just right for butterflies! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such detailed instructions for people like me who are challenged in doing stuff like this!

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  40. Charming project! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  41. ooh....anything with clocks makes me tick! ty ..gorgy!

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  42. What a great clock. And who doesn't like butterflies?

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  43. What an amazing use of your stamps Suzanne!!! I would never have imagined a clock. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing.
    Jane

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  44. Oh, my! Absoltely stunning!! :-D

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  45. Very clever Suzanne, a butterfly clock, the quote is sooo apropo. A blue ribbon for you.
    A great imagination, xxx, anne atkinson

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  46. Your clock is stunning. I was a lucky winner at last years blog hop. Hope my luck is holding. LOL

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  47. Beautiful! Love the new stamps and your creativity with them!

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  48. What a beautiful clock. Wish I could see it in person. Photos are great but usually don't do justice to items. Love your work - thanks for sharing and your beautiful stamps.

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  49. How sweet it is! I would be watching the clock all day if I had one of those.

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  50. Very creative! Great use of the stamps!

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  51. What a beautiful idea. Love the stamp set.

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  52. This is so simple in appearance, but not in the creation. It gives me some ideas and I agree that it's a lovely clock to see on the wall.

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  53. All my old clocks will be getting transformations - thanks to your inspiration! Love, love these clocks! Thanks for info. Nelda

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  54. Thank you Suzanne for all your beautiful art work. Someday I'm going to win some of these stamps so I can join in the fun. : ) cindy b

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  55. Beautiful!!!! Creative minds working overtime.

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  56. Your excellent instructions are as exquisite as is the project itself. The Quietfire Desgn quotation just begs to be put on the face of a clock--such a perfect use for that stamp! I am curious if you used the same "blending tool" over the quote that you used on the wooden edge of the clock.... It is a beautiful little clock that shows really thoughtful and talented creativity. I so appreciate the very clear instructions. Thanks so much for this special share!

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  57. I love this clock and would love to have it in my work room to look at every day! This is a clever way to use the stamps.

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  58. Oh my goodness, I love this clock. . .what a great project to share.

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  59. Not only is your clock gorgeous, but it's in my favorite colors!

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