Monday, 1 April 2013

Butterflies at CVC

Good morning all, how does that saying go "Pinch, punch, it's the first of the month and no return." April Fools Day - have you been got yet?

Being the first of the month it's a new challenge over at Country View Challenges and the lovely Gabrielle has chosen the theme of BUTTERFLIES. Well of course that suited me right down to the ground.


This started life as a thimble holder acquired from an antique stall in Bridport last year.



Painted, sanded, crackle paint, distress inks and tissue tape added to the box itself and hessian mats in all the spaces.




Lots of little things collected including a photo of each of the grandchildren and .......


lots of butterflies, some Tim Holtz and some The Graphics Fairy.



I loved finding all the bits that could be made into butterflies like a pen nib, key, pins, a bulb and bottle etc.



and cages to keep some butterflies in and some out.



Country View Challenges is monthly and we have changed the rules slightly this month so that you can enter as many times as you want with as many types of style be it card making, tags, mixed media projects, art journalling, in fact anything crafty. So I hope you will join us and there is a generous £20 voucher for Country View Crafts on-line shop for the winner.

I hope your Easter weekend has been good and that you have found some time to 'play'.

Have a great week and see you at CVC challenges.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with this week -
Sunday Stamper - Nature
Stampin' 4 the weekend - Anything but a card



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45 comments:

Kathyk said...

WOW! MAGNIFICENT project Brenda - a great buy in Bridport

Happy Easter Monday and welcome to April

Kathyk

Chris Warner said...

This is stunning Bren! There has to be hours of thought and creativity in this piece, it's really gorgeous. So glad you're part of our Design Team at CVC. Chris xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic.. what a great piece !

we have got a new theme over on
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

hope to meet you there this month!
xxx Susi

Suzi B said...

Wow indeed... this is lovely. I love the hessian and the cages!
Suzi B xx

Cath Wilson said...

I'm not really a fan of configuration boxes, Brenda but you've done a lovely job of this and I love the result. Lots of work in that!

Fandhmum said...

Good Morning Brenda
This box is so beautiful, I love making these and it looks like you do too.
You have put so much work into this project, it's gorgeous.
Rosie x

Sheila said...

Fabulous, lots of lovely very different embellishments x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just a stunner, Brenda! I have been waiting for this to pop up so I could have a better look as I saw it on CVC and when I clicked expecting it to elarge, it took me here instead and it wasn't up yet! You and Chris have done a superb job,

Lucy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, love how you added hessian to each area. Love the butterflies and all,your added ephemera. Just gorgeous. Tracy x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OOooh - this really has the WOW-factor Brenda - what a great way to use a thimble holder!
Love how you created the Butterflies and the "cages" - a totally stunning project!

Hope you had a lovely Easter - hugs, Sylvia xx

Margreet said...

Awwww Brenda, this is awesome...great project...love it!

Helen said...

Fantastic project, Brenda!!

Sophie said...

Ein toller Kasten voll mit kleinen schönen Überraschungen :-)

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Wow! Brenda, I have just seen this on the challenge site. Stunning project!! Truly wonderful. Hope you have had lots of Easter chocolate!
Regards Florence xx
p.s. Can I pin this?

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The inclusion of photographs of your Grandchildren is an adorable idea Brenda.
Love the muted colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Karin said...

Wow what a fabulous project, love it!

Von said...

Your so creative Brenda it's WOW!
Von♥

butterfly said...

Amazingly beautiful, Brenda - I love it!
Alison x

Buttons said...

So many clever ideas and thoughtful touches on your beautifully executed butterfly house Brenda. Love what you have done here and thrilled to see the theme of the latest challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

Daniele said...

that is one seriously fabbie project, all those wonderful butterflies with the addition of lovely embellishments
hugs

catherine said...

This is just so amazing Brenda. Love the look of it totally.
x catherine

Meggymay said...

Wow a fantastic project, so many wonderful details to look at.
Yvonne x

Redanne said...

Just two words Brenda - stunningly beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh what a totally gorgeous piece!! Great idea and simply fabulous execution!!

Anita Houston said...

A most awesome and beautiful make!!! I love every cubby of butterflies! Love the wire too! Fabulous fabulous!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is brilliant and gorgeous.
luv
Debby

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter - this project is fantastic!

Terry said...

Wow, Brenda! What a great find that thimble holder is and how perfectly it works to showcase your butterflies1 Gorgeous details and love each little window! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, it's a breathtaking project, just gorgeous.

Joan said...

absolutely gorgeous ! love how you have created your butterflies.

Marjie Kemper said...

This must make you smile each time you pass by it... I love the variety in each cubby and how sweet to include pics of each grand!

2amscrapper said...

such stunning work!

inkypinkycraft said...

An absolutely gorgeous piece full of beautiful, butterflies. Ilove all the great details and wonderful natural colours ..a gorgeous piece Brenda. Hugs trace x

Samantha Read said...

I always love your art Brenda but this time you have well and truly blown me away. Totally gorgeous is such an understatement!! Big hugs xx

Candy C said...

Brenda...your butterfly shadow/compartment box is gorgeous! I love the off white color. It's so striking and just sets the tone for the entire piece. Every little compartment is filled with such a sweet little scene involving those gorgeous butterflies. I love the Trinket Pins, lightbulb, Pen nibs and key bodies. So cute and clever. The little pieces of wire mesh across some of the compartments looks amazing and adds so much detail and texture to the piece. Love it all! Thanks for sharing your brilliant art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, SUPERB, GORGEOUS & STUNNING, love the shabby white, such a beautiful piece of crafting. xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is gorgeous Brenda, what a work of art... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! Love how you decorated your little thimble holder shelves! the bits of metal grate is lovely. Happy to have you playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Stamping in Pink said...

Hi Brenda, just wanted to pop over to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my butterfly entry into the CV challenge! It means a lot, so thank you very much!
Now this, this is stunning! I love what you've made it is very inspirational - thank you so much for sharing it with us hugs Karen

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is wonderful Brenda. I love the design and all the detailing you have added is amazing
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
Sue xx

Candy C said...

A huge congrats to you Brenda on your being named to the TOP THREE on Simon Says Stamp and Show. Your work is phenomenal! <3 Candy

Annie said...

Huge congrats Brenda. How wonderful to make top 3 at SSSS. That's my dream.

I love all the interesting pieces/embellishments. Stunning make Brenda...I love it

Annie x

Barb King said...

That is a perfect little home for all of those butterflies, what a great find. So creative!

Monique said...

What a beautiful shadowbox. I love how you added some cages to keep some out and some in.
Congratulations on making top 3 at simon says stamp and show!

Maura said...

Lovely shadow box! Congrats on your win at SSS!