Sunday, 15 January 2012

FSC - Butterflies and Bugs

Hi Everyone

I hope you will join me in another great challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, where today we want you to show us your butterflies or bugs of any sort. Just remember please that this is a stamping challenge and we do need to be able to see what you stamped as part of your project.


My contribution to the design team today is an altered frame. I just loved making this and had great messy fun with the gesso and acrylic paints as well as inks.

The frame has 2 layers of gesso, 2 layers of white acrylic paint and some picket fence crackle paint. when completely dried I sanded some of the edges and added vintage photo DI and some stamped tissue paper.

The inside of the frame is a piece from T!m's crowded attic paper stash but if you look closely you will see I stamped and painted butterflies from his Papillon set and adhered these and a downloaded vintage bee to it.


I decorated the frame by using more of the stamped butterflies, painted and heat embossed and one of my Charlotte dolls, a vintage pen nib, an old key, some buttons and a vintage moth and small butterfly (again both downloaded and heat embossed like the others).


Don't forget to come over to the challenge blog to see what incredible inspiration awaits you from my fabulous team mates and to see what stamp is on offer to the winner from Marina at Cottage Crafts.

I have listed my new class schedule for The Art of Craft in Farnborough at the top of my blog,
but they are not yet on their web-site.
It would be great if you come along and join me though.

Have a wonderful day and have fun whatever you have planned.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Blogger's Challenge - Wings and Things
Fabulous Friday Challenge - Paint
PolkaDoodles - Vintage//Retro
Everybody Art Challenge - Shabby
Little Claire's - Anything but a card
CES - Vintage


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37 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Loving the altered frame, I do love butterflies, this is super chic! Jo xxxx

Angela Weimer said...

Fabulous frame Brenda. love how you added life to the Charlotte and nib with the wings. Fab! Have a great day. Angela

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

OMG, your altered frame is fantastic!!! I just love the soft vintage look and the butterflies are beautifully coloured!
Lovely seeing you joining Polka Doodles as well! ;))

Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs
Joanna xx

Netty said...

Beautiful altered frame Brenda and loving the butterflies. x

Terry said...

Love this altered frame and of course your gorgeous collection of butterflies! There is such a shabby chic feel to this work of art! Beautiful! Have a great weekend, well Sunday for you! I also am so looking forward to August and you will have to fill me in! Hugs!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! Your frame is gorgeous!! I love all the butterflies! They look so real! Thanks for taking on our paint challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, your framenis a masterpiece. There are so many precious details to take in. A lovely project, indeed! What I wouldn't give to b able to take oneof your classes one day. Enjoy the weekend. My best to you, Yvonne

Ephemera said...

Wow this is stunner Brenda, the shabby white frame is so gorgeous and I love the addition of your bee in the centre. Have a great day. XX

Cheryl said...

oh Brenda hun this is amazing those butterflies and all the wonderful,embellishments you have added to this frame really makes it a master piece would look stunning in anyone's,room brilliant work hun hugs cherylxxxx

Meggymay said...

Absolutely fabulous frame, love all the gorgeous details.
Yvonne. x

Irene said...

Fantastic frame Brenda, thanks for explaining how you did it , going to have a go at one of these. Have checked out your class list, like what I see, would at least do the album and canvas if I couldn't do them all.
Irene xx

Kathyk said...

More fab work from you B - so carried away with your pan pastels project that I almost forgot to pop back and check this one!!! Ooops!

Kathyk

The Sparkly Fairy said...

As usual fantastic work Brenda! Have a lovely weekend x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what a butterfly fest Brenda, its absolutely gorgeous! Are you coming to Sandown this weekend? If you do, pop on by the stand and say Hi! Thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Little Claires, hugs Heidi xxx

lynne said...

Brenda
I could sit and study the details for an age.
A fabulous piece of art.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, this piece of art is outstanding, love all the elements on it.

Gisèle said...

Wow Brenda, this is fabulous, I just love all the elements...

Sue C said...

Stunning frame Brenda, love the crackle effect and the butterflies are beautiful. Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous frame Brenda, love those butterflies and all the different elements you have added.
Avril xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Just love it the butterflies are gorgeous , love these dolls ,and adding wings is fab, I love doing that too, I need more dolls!!!! A gorgeous piece as always , fab hugs trace x

Georgina said...

A lovely frame. So many detailed elements. It's interesting to look at everything.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Cath Wilson said...

This is what I came to see, until I was distracted by your fab Blog Candy, lol - I came from the Challenge site because I like this one so much - beautiful frame and fab stamping x

Dots Dabbles said...

You are so inspiring with what you alter, and the shabby chic - well, love it!...I am definitely going to have a go at altering a frame this year! Gorgeous detail Brenda
Dot x

debbiebakk said...

This is beautiful- I just love butterflies on anything- you did a great job with the paint challenge at Frosted Designs this week thanks for joining us. Again love your project.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful frame Brenda.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.
luv
Debby

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece!

xxx Ellie xxxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered frame -love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Beautiful and creative project! I love the various ways you used paint! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Joni Parker said...

what gorgeous work!!! I enjoyed reading how you made it.. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

Ashley Horton said...

This is so pretty!! I love the crackle effect you created with the gesso and paint! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

CraftyC said...

A beauitful creation Brenda, so pretty. Thank for joining us at CES this week!
Clairex

Lucy Edmondson said...

your frame is amazing, Brenda! Love the butterflies and the Charlotte doll,

Lucy x

Ida said...

Your frame is really gorgeous.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Brenda this is amazing, what creativity and full of such wonderful inspiration, the detail is amazing those wonderful embellishments look fantastic, I love this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

CardArTart said...

I just love the collection of appropriate paraphernalia on this frame, amazing!

Helen said...

Gorgeous frame - there's so much detail on there.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x