Friday, 11 July 2014

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies



Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope, I think that’s a perfect name for such beautifully coloured creatures.


Annie is our host today for our next trip out at A Vintage Journey she is challenging us to
use dies and distress.
Her brief is – ‘You can make any  type of project, tags, canvas, cards,  altered art, as long as you  include Dies and Distress Paints, Inks, Stains, Embossing Powders and/or Markers. Dies can be distressed , embossed, stamped.........the creativity is yours.’


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I have chosen to use the distress products and Tim Holtz dies for my inspiration today and this is where vintage meets the journalling style.

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I stamped with antique linen distress paint to create a resist and when it was dry I rubbed the distress stains over it adding some sprays of water. Then sprayed dylusions inks over the top and again when dry I used distress paint through a TH Honeycomb stencil.

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Using coredinations paper I die-cut the top wings and the body and sanded and inked the butterfly 'frame’ before adding it to the coloured wings which were die-cut from some some left over sprayed paper from another project. 

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I die-cut the smaller butterflies using left over inked papers and started to glue them in place. I added a computer generated quote …

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….. and some doodling around the page and the words.

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And there is my kaleidoscope of coloured butterflies.


Stamp sets – Ultimate Grunge, Papillon, Classics #17


Distress products – Distress paint, Distress Stains, Distress inks


Dylusions ink sprays


Dies – Butterfly Frenzy, Fanciful Flight


I wanted to use my large journal and create a page to demonstrate that we do not have to be purely vintage over at A Vintage Journey. We can make things in a shabby, mixed-media or journalling style as well. So what will you enter this time? I hope we will see you over there sharing all the wonderful talent you have.



Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.


hugs Brenda xx


48 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Brenda - what a beautiful way to learn something new. I did not know that a group of butterflies was called a Kaleidoscope but most likely will not forget. Your colors and subject matter is simply lovely.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. This Kaleidoscope of butterflies is spectacular! I looove the colours and whole idea of it. Totally gorgeous...
Dot x

trisha too said...

I did NOT know that, but am glad to learn it--and your Kaleidoscope is beautiful, Brenda!

:)

Terry said...

Oh how I love your butterflies in flight, Brenda! What a gorgeous and vibrant journal page! The combination of that big butterfly and the butterfly frenzy is spectacular! Warm CA hugs!

Annie said...

A stunning and inspiring make Brenda.....I love the fantastic colours and your kaleidoscope of butterflies. The dragonfly looks amazing and reminds me to look mine out.

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project! Valerie

Anneke said...

Beautiful color. Real summer. Love your design. Beautiful butterflies too. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Inkypinkycraft said...

some gorgeous colours and love all those beautiful butterflies!A really gorgeous use of colour!

Joan Heath said...

Beautiful and lovely colours. I love it. I didn't know that's what a group of Butterflies were called.
xxx

Deborah said...

Such beautiful colour - a real joy to look at (as are butterflies).

Kathyk said...

Just lovely, what a fab way (for me) to start a Friday ... with a peek at your latest fab creation

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, I love how you have used the Frenzy die, the colours are just gorgeous and your layout is wonderful, as always. And yes, great minds.... it is a gorgeous die though isn't it? Hugs, Anne xx

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, what a gorgeous butterfly frenzy......so many details here and glorious colours. The resist background is perfect. Another 2 weeks flew by for a new challenge! I really do hope to take part in this one. Have a lovely weekend xx

Chris Warner said...

Wow Bren, this is GORGEOUS! Great to see another project with some vibrant colouring as a change to neutrals and earth tones. It's also great to see a journal page example to show that they can be achieved with a 'Tim' influence. Gorgeous colours, fabulous composition and beautifully done. Love this!! Chris xxx

Buttons said...

Magnificent Brenda! Colour, beauty, style, design, it's all there in one glorious package and I love it. Jenny x

Artfully challenged said...

Such a vibrant piece,stunning use of colours,really love this Brenda

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Donna xx

rachel said...

this is stunning Brenda - just saw it on the AVJ site - beautiful colours and stunning use of dies - love it xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh, I really like this one, Brenda! Such beautful colours and wonderful technique.
Joyce xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful explosion of all those gorgeous butterflies and fantastic background Brenda, love this colourful piece!!

ElizabethR said...

That's just gorgeous Brenda I love all the bright colours. Elizabeth xxx

massofhair said...

Fantastic colours and textures showing your Kaleidoscope of butterflies off to their best.

Wonderful quote, just perfect for your page :-) xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, love the beautiful butterflies and how you have them all taking off together too! ~Diane

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so beautiful - love the colour!

Cardgenie said...

Brenda, this page is stunning! I adore the colours and the quote fits the piece wonderfully. I love how you've demonstrated that distress doesn't have to be grungy. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Brenda! This is absolutely magical! I love your colour palette and the imaginative way you used the dies. What great words too! This is a lovely work of art! Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

A kaleidoscope of butterflies? I didn't know that - how perfect! And how perfect your journalling page is... stunning use of colour and all those inky papers have found an inspired home here fluttering across the beautiful layered background in the form of butterflies. Fabulous!
Alison xx

sally said...

LOVE these butterflies! I must try to get a photo of our local blue ones :-)

Sally

Bonnie McLain said...

I LOVE all the COLORS... wow.... a wonderful display of all my favorites... REALLY a picture of high ENERGY to say the least... love it all... GREAT PIECE!!! Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

In one word AMAZING.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous page, love the beautiful die cuts.
Yvonne

mamablitger said...

Amazing journal spread. Spectacular colors. Lovely quote. Everything just stunning. Thanks a lot for this inspirational post !!! Love it !!!
Hugs from SPAIN

Paper Profusion said...

They look gloriously free and alive Brenda. Love your background too and overall incredible vibrance. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Coco said...

Really gorgeous Brenda, I love your dragonfly and all these colourful butterflies, what a glorious creation!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Von said...

Sensational riot of colour Brenda :)
Von ♥

Jools Robertson said...

I love your kaleidoscope of butterflies, sums it up perfectly
The colours and so much incredible detail are exquisite
The background effect on the large butterfly is amazing

Fabulous! Love it!!

Jools x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

BEYOND gorgeous! I absolutely love this piece! It makes me happy to see bright colors and you've done a phenomenal job with the shapes, colors and textures here. Stunning combination of elements which totally inspires!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous page! Love the colors...just a WOW! Gorgeous butterflies too!

craftytrog said...

A beautiful riot of colour! xxx

Nikki Acton said...

This is superb Brenda. What a great example of being inspired by Tim Holtz but in a journalling way. Your background is fantastic. ( Just started my journal page no.2! ). Nikki xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is absolutely gorgeous, love all the colours and butterflies.
luv
Debby

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful composition with great summer feeling!
Big hugs Anja

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful, it really reminds me of the kaleidoscopes I used to look through as a child. What a great effect,

Lucy x

Karin said...

wow what a stunning page, love all the butterflies!!
Groetjes Karin

Margik said...

I really love this fantastic page. I like those cute butterflies and colours.

Almo said...

Oh Brenda this is stunning, the quote is beautiful as are the colours of all your butterflies. Mo x

Karen Garrard said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda!! I LOVE your background, and all those lovely butterflies too. Love it!! Karen.x

Gio said...

It's stunning ! Amazing background, composition and colours!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful flutter of colorful butterflies on this! love your background!