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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Butterflies in Flight


It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  The talented Pamellia is our hostess this time and she is calling it Things With Wings!  Here is what she has to say about it:

"Create any vintage or shabby chic project with something that has wings. It can be butterflies, bees, dragonflies, whatever you can think of."


I started with a canvas from the dollar store and gave it a coat of Gesso. The next step was to add some colour with DecoArt Tan Grout Acrylic Paint, Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs and Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain followed by Lindy's Starburst Sprays in Wild Honeysuckle Coral and Frozen Jack Frost.  I added some stamping with a script stamp from Recollections and Watering Can Archival Ink.


I cut a whole bunch of butterflies on my Cameo in different shapes and sizes and proceeded to colour them with different distress inks - Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen and Dried Marigold.

The next step was to give them some interest and that was achieved using Watering Can Archival Ink and Tea Rose Distress Ink along with a bunch of stamps and stencils - a flourish stamp from the Dollar Store, Wendy Vecchi Vintage Wallpaper and Splatters stamps, Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Numbers, Honeycomb and Classics #12 stamps, Tim Holtz Gothic and Flourish stencils and Wendy Vecchi Dots and Stripes Border stencil.

I layered some and left others single but the one common thing is that none have bodies or antennae so I wonder how they are going to find their way on this flight - lol.  This may not be as frilly as usual but I love the way it turned out - hope you do too.

14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous array of butterflies, in wonderful vintage tones - they stand out beautifully on your textured background! Anne xx

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  2. Great textured canvas, Cec! I love your butterfly collection with or without antennae or bodies! This is so fun and I love your almost neutral color palette! Hugs!

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  3. Wow! The texture you've created is amazing! When I saw your project n our DT blog I couldn't wait to see how you did it. The delicate butterfly flourish is the perfect embellishment!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. This is brilliant Cec - so pretty! Hugs rachel x

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  5. I also love the texture you created here, Cec. But it's the sense of movement that has me completely captivated! I can almost see those wings fluttering in the soft autumn air. Gorgeous work!

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  6. A gorgeous canvas Cec. The butterflies look lovely.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. One time we had thousands of butterflies here at the ranch and many of them landed on the stucco walls of our guest cottages... it was delightful to see. And your WONDERFUL project brings back sweet memories of that day because they looked very much like what you created here Cec. You DID cut out a lot of butterflies!! Its so fun how you made each one different and unique. Lovely background and just SUPER in every way. j.

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  8. A fabulous flight of butterflies Cec, love your canvas background too xxx

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  9. Yummy textures and layers on your canvas. I love butterflies and this is a beautiful flock of them!

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  10. Fantastic canvas Cec ! Love the background and the butterflies flying away ! Sue C x

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  11. Fabulous textured canvas Cec! Love how you've used those sprays xx

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  12. You flipped a dollar store canvas into a piece of art! The background is amazing! Love all the texture and the butterflies. <3

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  13. Just gorgeous! Love how your butterflies flutter so light and pretty above the grungy background.
    Alison x

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Cec