Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 130 - Like A Butterfly

Morning Stampers and a very goodly day to you all... many thanks for the gorgeous entries last week, there were so many jolly Santa's out there... I didn't realise that there were that many stamps to choose from :O)) This week is an easy peasy (blimey, how old am I???) theme which is... from a song from my childhood by Mac & Katie Kissoon... BUTTERFLIES. As usual with the Sunday Stamper, all you need to do to join in is make anything - a card, ATC, tag, hanging art... tis up to you! Include the theme and some stamping and then once you have blogged it, leave a comment for me here and I will be able to hop on over to see you :O)) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 27th November `10.



For my entry this week I have altered a 5" x 7" canvas, adding lots of texture to it using Viva Terra and then painting it with acrylic paints. I know I have said this before but... I loooove that Terra stuff... if you apply it sparingly it goes all warty when you heat dry it... loving that look!



The butterflies are made from an Artistic Stamper stamp with Grungepaper, Claudine's Canvas which was stuck onto metal and coloured with paint and the new Clearly for Art from Wendy Vecchi - WOW!! I have a new fave stash item! This stuff is FAB - stamping on it is easier than I thought, I thought the stamp would squish about but it didn't, I stamped using StaZon and then cut out the butterflies, I overstamped with a background stamp and then popped a thin layer of Gold Dabber onto the back of the butterflies. Once this had dried off, I used a HeatGun and gently heated the butterfly - then once it started to move about, I curled the wings with my fingers. I made some ickle bodies for the butterflies with some beads and wire and then stuck them in a swathe up the canvas...




So... does anyone know the collective name for butterflies? I think a swathe of butterflies sounds nice... or a flutter of butterflies... I shall have to go and ask Mr Google if he knows :O))



A quick update on the state of the Room of Trash... well, I spent some more time yesterday tidying away and had a bit of a sort out too... and I am happy to announce that the room is erm... still not finished!!! Well, I had to break off to make the Sunday Stamper... and watch X Factor (nuff said about that) and then I had to watch I'm A Celeb... blimey, that Gillian can't do anything can she? Can't walk, can't move, can't do it in general... but she could pull her top down when she had fainted... miraculous ROFL Anyways... enough of my waffling... thanks for looking... have a fabby day! TTFN

Hels x

Oooo, ooooo, I have just been to ask Mr Google what the collective name for Butterflies is... I am in lurve with this... it is... a Kaleidoscope of Butterflies... how perfect!!!!

38 comments:

Shoshi said...

Hels, this is absolutely fabulous! I really think you've excelled yourself this time!

Talking of making butterflies, you might be interested in the Butterfly Effect project - to get people to make 1.5 million butterflies in memory of the children who died in the Holocaust - here's the link if you're interested in following this up:

http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfly-effect-open-is-calling-you.html

I love your Art!!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Hels

Your butterfly creation is really fabulous! If I have the time I would love to join this - but right now we are busy with Thanksgiving!

By the way, I love your WOYWW "Room Of Stash" or "Room of Trash" post. I might have to adopt those names for the future! Better yet - you should have Nicky design some badges with those themes! We can all relate to those I'm sure (I'll let you guess what mine is looking like at the moment!)

Have a wonderful week!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Yvonne said...

Fabulous piece, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/11/sunday-stampers-butterflies.html

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, I love this piece Hels! It is fantastic!

flutterbycrafter said...

Stunning piece of art Hels, I also love the clearly for art, it's fabulous, well will have to enter this week considering my blogger name, lol. xx

Daniele said...

what a stunner....love your butterfies and the colours are dreamy
have a good sunday
hugs

Sandy said...

Oh wow Hels this is absolutely beautiful.
So lovely design. I love them.

Have a lovely sunday hun.

Carol Q said...

fabulous Hels. apparently its a rabble of butterflies and you've certainly got one here!

paperqueen said...

(BTW....I prefer you "flutter of butterflies," but what do I know?)

Fantabulous project....I absolutely LOVE your butterflies, and now I feel like pulling out the supplies and making some of my own....but really should try to get at least an hour's sleep, no?

Happy Sunday!
Eileen in NYC

Helen said...

Gorgeous today, Hels. Not sure how I'm going to work butterflies into Christmas cards though. May have to break from my own personal challenge for this one!

Janet said...

your canvas is FAB.mine is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

Joanne said...

That is just amazing and you made it yesterday? It would have taken me a month! So beautiful.
Luv Joanne xx

Sue West said...

Hels your canvas is totally fanastic, there is so much detail, it's really lovely to look at all those different little butterflies.
Here is my butterfly tag.
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2010/11/fly-away.html
Luv Sue xx

Daniele said...

Back with my tag to join in the fun
hugs from Daniele

Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful canvas Hels, and I love how the butterflies move up the canvas and the clearly art looks really effective, will have to get some of that. Will join in as soon as I can. Enjoy your day, Tracy Evans x x

Marijane said...

Hels, what a beautiful kaleidoscope of butterflies you have created! I love the color scheme and textural nature of the canvas as well as the butterflies. I too think Wendy's Clearly for Art is so much fun to play with.

Joanna K said...

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies, what a gorgeous name! I love what I'm seeing here, the canvas looks like it's about to lift off with so many beautiful wings! I have a couple of butterflies on my project here:
http://underacreativespell.blogspot.com/2010/11/thankful-for-another-day-of-loving.html

Hugs, Joanna x

Piddawinkle said...

that is a gorgeous piece of work and yes Gillian is a nightmare, but so great to watch and laugh at, never did like her holier than though eating rules, payback is great, LOL

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous kaleidoscope of flutterbys :)
The clear stuff looks really interesting
xoxo Sioux

Lori said...

Beautiful piece! Love that background, and your "clear" butterflies are positively a ... kaleidoscope of color! lol!

voodoo vixen said...

Love your kaliedoscope of flutterbies Hels, gorgeous texture and colours!

Jana said...

Fabulous canvas piece. The butterflies are amazing. Such a great dynamic work.

Wanda H said...

This is an amazing canvas!!! I love butterflies!!!

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Hels, back again with my entry for The Sunday Stamper, which is here. Thanks, Tracy Evans x x

Sue A said...

Hi Hels.
I love the colours you have used here and the butterflies are gorgeous.
I meant to say ages ago how much I loved your project in the December Craft Stamper. Three beautiful things...made me want to have ago!!

I keep missing your challenge, I don't know why, time goes so quickly, I think I have still got time and then before I know it I have missed it but I will keep trying.
Have a great week
Sue xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning canvas hun, love it all :-)
Anne xx

Elaine said...

Loving the textured background and the colour scheme. Think I might need some of that Clearly for Art!! Here's my card: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/11/winters-butterfly.html

JeanFB said...

Wow, Hels - absolutely gorgeous!

Kat said...

Hi Hels,
love your creation,
the colours are stunning,

I love butterflies & use cute ones at every opertunity,
here is my entry (not so cute lol)

http://katscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/butterflies-for-sunday-stampers.html

you inspire me to keep crafting,
Kat x.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Hels, just blogged last weeks SS, which will be winging it's way to you tomorrow with it's other 4 friends.
Have loads of butterfly stamps will dig them out, got canvas too, somewhere lol.
xx

BarbaraW said...

Your kaleidoscope of butterflies is absolutely awesome. I've got a few butterflies to share
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/11/girly-girl-with-butterflies.html

Laura said...

Hiya Hun
Managed to join in again this week!
http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2010/11/play-date-cafe-56.html

godsmixedmediagirl said...

Thanks for helping me out of my rut. Here is my tag :) http://pattonmommy.blogspot.com/2010/11/like-butterfly-challenge.html

KAT said...

Love your "swarm" of butterflies! I have the clearly stuff in my stash but I have not used it yet... Hopefully this will be in inspiration for me to move from hoarding to using!!!

Chrissie said...

This is a fabulous piece of art and I haven't a clue about most of the processes you used, I think I should come to some of your classes.
A popular collective noun (according to Mr Google)for butterflies is rabble... now where on earth does that come from?!!!
Yours are gorgeous... I really should try your challenge.
Chrissie

flutterbycrafter said...

Managed to make a card to join in the fun. Here's mine

craftytrog said...

A stunning creation Hels! I love that colour combination, & the texture is fabulous!
Here's my butterfly card
Alison xx

Laura said...

I have just read your collective noun for butterflies. Fab! Can't spell the word though but I can read it LOL.
As you know I have a Springer Spaniel and I made up my own collective noun for Spaniels...
A Spangle of Spaniels.

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