Sunday, 24 April 2011

Butterfly Moments by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers! A Happy Easter to you all!

Now, I could have made a pretty Easter basket to share with you, but that's not really me! So, instead I got my paints out & framed a lovely Spring butterfly.


I started off by giving a little square collage frame a base-coat of gesso. Then I spread some Viva Terra around the edges, & stamped into it with a couple of The Artistic Stamper background stamps...a script & the large chicken wire. Remember to wet your stamps before stamping into terra, & clean them immediately after. Leave this to dry naturally, or use a heat gun to speed things up.

When the frame was dry, I painted it all over with purple Viva precious metal paint, dried this, then dabbed on highlights of green & blue precious metal paint. This paint has a wonderful shimmer to it!



Next, I took a square mini canvas & used matt medium to adhere some tissue to it. Make sure there are a few nice creases in the tissue! I spritzed with blue Crafty Notions spray, then dabbed a bit of green & purple Viva precious metal paint around the edges. I used black archival ink to stamp a script background, then glued the canvas inside the frame.

Then, I took a 2" square of mountboard, & triple embossed it with blue Crafty Notions Jewel enamels. I sprinkled on a little green UTEE, melted it, then stamped into it with a butterfly from the Insects & Butterflies plate. I dabbed some purple paint around the edges, then glued it to the mini canvas in the frame.


I inked some metal corners with purple twilight alcohol ink, then attached these to the corners of the frame.

Next, I inked the back of a journalling ticket with distress inks, stamped the chicken wire background with denim distress ink, then the butterfly phrase with black archival ink. I cut off the top & bottom of the ticket, dabbed the edges with purple paint, & finally attached this to the bottom of the frame with purple flower brads, charm clips & jump rings. I added some chain at the top to hang my frame with.

Phew! Thanks for looking!
Alison xx

15 comments:

Wanda H said...

Love all the texture and colors and really everything about this!! Fabulous!!!

shirley said...

THUD!Just picking my jaw up off the ground. WOW! LOVE IT!

Glennis said...

This is certainly my kind of colours - I love it

Minxy said...

This turned out absolutely stunning

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, love all the texture and the beautiful colors.

Helen said...

I love absolutely everything about this - colour, texture, image, sentiment. So beautiful, and Happy Easter, Alison.

Dawn said...

How beautiful the colour & texture are wonderful

love dawn xx

Sid said...

Love the frame Alison !! Gorgeous depth of colour !

Lisa said...

lovely!

Esther said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - Esther xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning! x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

AJ said...

Well, isn't that a beauty… love all the textures that came out in the end… every cool...

Janeyc49 said...

Love all the colours and texture,
beautiful. x

whyducks said...

Love it all