Saturday, May 25, 2013

A rabble of free Butterfly Silhouette shapes...

Did you know a group of butterflies is called a rabble? Go figure!

So, here are those butterflies that I mentioned in the last post. 
Since the stamp I used was discontinued, I thought you might be able to use a 
similar set of butterfly silhouettes if you wanted to try out 'Traced Doodling'...

Free Butterfly Silhouettes (in 6 styles & three shades of grey to black) - Preview

You can download the whole set here as a zip file

(or save them individually below)

You can find the cutfiles here.

A note on printing: I much prefer the 'pale grey' butterflies for Traced Doodling. While they might appear too pale on the computer screen, they seem to print out the right shade so that you can see them, but once you trace & colour the printer ink will vanish.

Pale grey disappears when you doodle & colour

Of course every printer is different, so I included a medium grey in case the pale is too light for your particular printer. Please feel free to adjust the shading in your photo software, if you like. And there's a black version as well in case you want that for something or other.

How to save one of these files
(directly from my blog): 

PC users in Firefox/Chrome: right click on the image & choose "save link as"

PC users
in Explorer
right click on the image & choose "save target as"

Mac users: Visit the flickr set here, click the thumbnail for the paper that you want (to open 
its flickr page) Then select all sizes & click on "download the original size of this photo"

LARGE butterflies (roughly 3" wide by 2" high):

my fave... the pale grey butterflies:

sample - free Butterfly silhouette - in pale grey
 (or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

sample LARGE free Butterfly silhouette - in black
(or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

sample - Butterfly silhouettes - in medium grey
(or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

Light turquoise monochromatic Floral Vine 12.5" square paper:
(or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

SMALL butterflies (roughly 2-1/4" wide by 1-1/2" high):

sample LARGE free Butterfly silhouette - in black
 (or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

sample - Butterfly silhouettes - in medium grey
 (or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

sample - free Butterfly silhouette - in pale grey
 (or add it to your faves on flickr, here)

Coming soon...

coming soon Butterfly Silhouette Studio file

Butterfly print-and-cut files for the Silhouette Cameo.
(Doesn't it feel like magic when you print & cut? I'm crazy for it!)

This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use only.

Hope your & yours are safe and well, ox


Mary Dawn said...

love love love these, waiting impatiently for the cut files :)

g said...

thank you Mel- these are gorgeous!!

Jackie said...

A rabble of butterflies - that sounds a little violent for such delicate creatures. These are beautiful - thank you!

Dawn said...

cool beans, Mel! hmmm, I learned something, rabble! whoda thunk!

thanks kiddo... now for more time in the day so I can play!!
just learing my Cameo, yes, too fun!


Debbi Tehrani said...

These are beautiful! YOu are so kind and generous to share.

Unknown said...

Simply gorgeous, Mel. And how am I not already following you in bloglovin'? Just took care of that situation. And by the by, you have like a million followers on bloglovin'! Well, maybe not a million, but close to 900, and that's pretty stinkin' awesome if you ask me...clearly, I was unfashionably late to the party, but I hope you'll forgive me. I don't plan on missing out on any more Mel Stampz goodness from here on out. And feel free to promote any of these posts in our Silhouette Challenge FB group. I know the gals would love to stop by and drool over your handiwork like I have tonight.

The Thinking Closet

Unknown said...

Wow! These butterflies are so sweet:-) Love your coloring on one of the wings. Thank you, thank you. Will you be doing them in svg too? Not sure if silhouette cameo files will cut in cricut. Enjoy your Sunday.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What am AMAZING idea on printing (or stamping) and image, and doodling over it. I LOVE the idea! I'm really excited to try this. Thank you so much for the Tip, and the free images!

Tine said...

Thanks for sharing the butterflies with everyone. Very clever to colour over the grey ones so no lines appear.

Actually, I always use a different (yet still official), collective noun, preferring...
a kaleidoscope of butterflies!

Tine :)

Stephenie said...

Your butterflies are so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your creations!!

Unknown said...

Hi Mel

Thank you so much for these butterflies - and the lovely DP. Love what you have done with the butterflies too. I've also gotten your next post via email too so thank you for sharing your Silhouette Studio files too.

So generous...

hugs, Paula x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Mel

I forgot to add that I thought a 'flock' or gathering of butterflies was known as a Kaleidoscope, I've not heard it called a rabble - but it is a very funny word lol...

Thanks again,

Paula x x x

Michelle Quinno said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much!