Sunday, 17 March 2013

Believe in Butterflies...

I had this panel of cardboard that I'd been playing with, peeling off the upper layer to reveal the corrugations underneath. Liked it so much I thought I would use it as a base to create on!
The right hand side is the peeled bit, and I covered the other side with book paper....
I gave the whole thing a wash of cream paint, then did a little stamping with brown ink and blue paint...
The butterflies (Memory Box -prob my favourite butterfly stamp ever!) were stamped onto book paper covered cardstock. They were stamped and coloured a little too, before I shaped them and stuck them to the base. A little few pearls for the bodies....
I was too much of a chicken to stamp the words directly onto the background, so stamped them onto tissue first and adhered them with Mod Podge....
The hanger is a driftwood stick that I have covered with more book paper and given a touch of paint. Large eyelets and gold wire fasten the hanger to the main piece....
This is a bit of a muted colour scheme in comparison to my usual stuff, maybe a bit of a shabby chic thing going on? he he he, good job really as I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp And Show challenge which has the title "Chic to be Shabby" !!!
I also want to enter the first challenge from the new Country View Crafts challenge site! (I dread to think about how much money I've spent with them over the past couple of years!) As that challenge is a general 'Pick and Mix' theme, hopefully this panel will fit right in!
Love Trish xxxx




23 comments:

  1. a really beautiful project.x

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  2. Trish...I LOVE your little wall hanging! It started off with something people probably just throw away every day and you've made into something gorgeous! Beautiful colors that you've used on this! Very shabby chic! I love your butterflies-how you've made them and how you've placed them on your painted and stamped corrugated piece. I think what I like best about this piece is it's simple beauty. It doesn't need all of the flowers and shabby ribbon to be gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this very very lovely piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  3. This is so gorgeous Trish. I love the soft creamy palette and stamping with the paints. Those butterflies are beautiful

    Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday

    Annie x

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  4. Absolute perfection! Corrugated card - check; blue and brown - check; book text - check; butterflies - check... this is making my heart sing very loudly!!
    Alison xx

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  5. I love this ... corrugated cardboard it a great base and you have used it brilliantly. Beautiful work! x

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  6. Love it!! Butterflies are my favourite crafty image right now. I am addicted (just a little healthy addiction) to corrugated cardboard & that's since it came in the packaging from a certain goody box I won?? Lol. Not sure about shabby chic as I wouldn't say I'm into that style. Perhaps I need to broaden my ideas of that?! Whatever the look it works here! I NEED an eyelet tool, they give such a great finish! Thank you Trish for endless inspiration. Have a good week & good luck with all your entries! Caroline :)

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  7. Wonderful little wallhanging! Love all the different textures, butterflies and the wire hanging mechanism. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  8. This is lovely!! It's now "hanging" on my Pinterest board :) I can see why you love the butterfly stamp. Incredible piece.

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  9. You are so creative - this is wonderful and I like the idea of stamping the sentiment on tissue paper first.
    Sandy

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous, lve lve love the colours! Gorgeous , had a playbwith recycled corrugated box myself yesterday! Must do again...the colours are beautiful too...hugs trace. X

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  11. This is gorgeous - congrats on your SSSS win. Nicola x

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  12. Love this!!! I love that the main bit was a 'found' object as well!

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  13. Gorgeous little hanging.....love the colours!!
    Hugs Ann xx

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous! love the colors and the texture!!! Beautiful...congrats on the Top 3 pick!!!

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  15. Hi Trish! I am sooo happy that you got a TOP THREE spot with this beautiful piece on our Simon Says Stamp and Show shabby chic challenge last week. I just LOVED this piece and thought it so deserving to being recognized! Congrats! <3 Candy

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  16. Love this! Fab combo of the butterflies with the cardboard and paint.

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  17. So thrilled this got a top 3 at SSS - congratulations!
    Alison x

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  18. This is beautiful Trish, I love the elongated shape as a hanging, the muted colours are gorgeous and I want that butterfly stamp lol. Thanks for linking Country View Challenges. Did you enter the giveaway too?
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  19. This is so spectacular!!!!!! I am most grateful that you posted your work and then showed us your techniques. I am going to teach a high school class. Actually a continuation school. This is the "Last Chance" for these kids. Anyway, I will be utilizing all your beautiful techniques. There's no pay, no supplies, so you... and your art... are an answer to prayer. Gratefully yours.... Donna

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