Thursday, 6 June 2013

Summer Sunshine!

Hopefully the weather is still nice and warm where you are today...I have a horrible feeling that this could be summer, all we're going to get this year!!!
Any excuse to break out the summery colours for my project for Creative Expressions this week!
I've combined stamp sheets again, the Asters from last months DT set, and the butterfly from the new plate we have to work with, the Floral Silhouette plate.
The background on the panel is done very simply and quickly. I sponged on white paint, making sure it was a bit 'blobby' and thicker in some places. This way, once its dried, you get a nice uneven texture to work on straightaway. I simply smeared  Raspberry and Citrus paint onto the white to give the shabby chic look...
This panel is a very dimensional piece, and I've taken a pic from the side to show you....
The flowers were all stamped onto copy paper rather than card, as this means you can manipulate the layers more. I have curled them all upwards, to give a kind of water lily type look!
The butterfly was stamped onto card coloured with Picked Raspberry Distress ink. I cut off the 'feelers' and added wire instead...
The butterfly is held in place with a thin strip of acetate. Invisible (which is the point!) and very springy, which gives the butterfly plenty of movement!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Trish xxxxx


  1. Lovely fresh, summery colours on this, I hope the nice weather lasts!

  2. Lovely project. I like the colour scheme and all the dimension you've given it. Kate x

  3. Lovely Trish , wonderful colours and Imlove all the dimension and how,you added wire to the butterfly and added to acetate. Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous project! I love the colours and the texture xx

  5. Oh Trish, this is stunning!!! You are such a talent & this project is truly a breath of fresh air! Love the dimension with flowers (would never have thought copier paper thick enough, that's me told, lol) & the flourishes are gorgeous!! :))

  6. I really love this Trish, the colours are beautiful and I especially love the flowers, they are so dimensional.

  7. So pretty - aren't these the prettiest of colors!

  8. Love those water lilies. The wire antennae on the butterfly are great, and the acetate strip is a fab idea too. Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it was very sweet of you. Maddy x


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