Friday, 18 January 2013

Butterfly collage for Crafty Individuals

I am really back in collage mode at the moment,  think it's something to do with the fact I am having to work on the dining room table and it's easier to have bits of paper and some inks and stamps round me whilst the rest of my supplies are stashed away in boxes. 


I loved putting this one together for Jean at Crafty Individuals. This is such a sweet stamp image with the butterfly and ticket and as you can see I added lots of fairly plain papers and bits to frame it.


The stamp was coloured with watercolour pencils and wet brush. 


The heart was cut from a coffee shop cup sleeve. I had in mind the Lace Love challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show whilst I was making it and added a strip from the Tim Holt 'Decorative Strip' die as well as adding a small piece of real pink lace and a piece from a doiley.


......... and I glued everything straight onto the card itself - no mount!!!!!

I hope you are not too affected by the snow today. It has just stopped here and we have 3 - 4 inches, but I have stayed in the warm and not ventured out at all.

Take care and have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox

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26 comments:

Fliss said...

A really beautiful textured creation Brenda and so pretty. Glad to see someone else uses those coffee holders too.
It's been snowing here since 7am and is still going so we have the same amount of the white stuff plus a wicked chilly easterly wind.
You take care too have have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzi B said...

Brenda this is gorgeous I love all the texture surrounding the lovely butterfly and tickets image.Wonderful colour on the butterfly! I've never used a coffee shop cup sleeve... probably will now!
Suzi B xx

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda...what a lovely project...here the snow is also about 4 inches high and it is very chilly...so I stay at home most of the time...hope your craftroom will be ready soon!
Tomorrow our daughter and her friend are coming by to plan our California holiday in September!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful collage, Brenda! Love all the different textures you've used... all the lacy edges add so much to this stunning piece. I love it.

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, love the structuring and colours you have used. Adding the lace has drawn everything in so beautifully. Very pretty colours. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow.. a collage based on a professional scrappers hand!
WOW! AWESOME Brenda!
have a nice weekend!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful collage Brenda.
Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Brenda. Love that stamp and you have shown it off to perfection,

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

I love your collage Brenda! It's really wonderful result!!bisous

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, great use of all the paper bits. A wonderful collage.

Sue C said...

Fab collage Brenda, love all the layers, a great way to use up all those bits ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

HI Brenda, your collage is beautiful, love the structure of it, the elements especially the lace, the die cut border and of course the butterflies - really beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely collaged piece Brenda, love the corrugated pieces, they add so much texture and I love all the layers . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Claire said...

Wow this is gorgeous Brenda, really beautiful. We've only got a couple of inches of snow so far but its still falling so hopefully I'll be able to take the dogs for a walk in it before i bunker up in my craftroom tomorrow. Hope you're keeping warm and cosy
Claire xx

Esther said...

Wow Brenda this is stunning - I love collage, but whenever I try it it takes me hours and hours cos I keep fiddling and moving stuff around !Your textures, colours and layers are just gorgeous..Esther xx

Karin said...

wow this is a fabulous collage! Love the colors! Have a great weekend!

Buttons said...

I adore this Brenda. You have chosen some fantastic elements and put the whole design together beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

Terry said...

Brenda, the butterfly collage is so inviting of Spring and warmer weather! Totally gorgeous! I love all those layers and colors! Wise to stay in and hopefully you did a bunch of crafting! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

Gorgeous work, Brenda! Wonderful selections of layers framing your beautiful image.

Annie said...

This is so up my street Brenda........I so love the texture and all the elements pieced together so beautifully.

TFS

Annie x

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful Brenda and inspirationl as always.
Wishing you a lovely weekend, Sam xx

Chris Warner said...

WOW!!! Love this piece Bren, it's delicious!
The collage has beautiful use of colours and a very
imaginative use of media and textures, YUM! xxx

Sue said...

Really scrumptious collage, Brenda!
xx

catherine said...

This is fantastic Brenda and such a fantastic layout to it.
x catherine

Tracey said...

So very cool and creative! I wish I was as brave as you! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous - love how you have brought the different elements and layers together.
Avril xx