Wednesday, 17 July 2013

BUTTERFLY CANVAS

Hi Everyone,
 I am so hot.... Yikes! my uniform at work is like wearing a carpet in this heat....it would be lovely to wear a summer dress...., as soon as I get home I have a cool shower...Bliss.... Anyway enough of my melting episodes... on to my wee fun make... I had a fabulous time getting inky with this one... Firstly I covered the canvas in gesso & added some Tim Holtz washi tape... and embossed the letters folder onto white card and added it around the canvas... I used the clock mask to one corner with molding paste... then painted it over with burnt viridian acrylic paint then added white acrylic paint on top, them removed some layers with baby wipes....I hope you like the background... I was very hard to capture it on the pics...The Butterfly is cut from the Sizzix butterfly album.. this butterfly is the smaller one of the two..I used corrugated card for this one... I added a little crochet circle, the sentiment & image are from Oxford Impressions stamp plate (season of giving) the little frame & metal butterfly are from my stash..Finished off with a thick coat of crackle paint...   Have a great week all.... (sorry for the pic overlaod)






Thank you so much for your visit......Hugs May x x x

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
creative corner  (captured memories add a pic)
Pan Pastel.. (butterfly & birds)

49 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely colours and textures May a great project

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

Totally amazing May, love the colours and butterflies, Kate x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning May. I LOVE the colours, wonderful textures and gorgeous butterflies
hugs Sue xx

Asha said...

So pretty, May! Love the image and colours. Thank you for sharing.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Rita said...

Gorgeous canvas May. The colours and textures are beautiful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

May this is absolutely amazing I read the techniques that you have used and I am in awe of such wonderful art work, an awesome canvas you should be so proud of yourself for creating something so special.
hugs
lorraine x

Christine Harrop said...

The colour of this is fabulous May, and so much detail and texture. Christine x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...she's a beauty May, love your double butterfly layer, yummy colour choice and gorgeous crackle, perfect...Mel:)xx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous canvas, beautiful colours and textures :o)
Jackie xx

marion said...

this looks so very lovely, fab style you have, hugs, Marion

Inky Angel said...

Gorgeous canvas May. Love the color and all the texture. The crochet circle and framed image add a real soft touch.m
Hugs,
Katie

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous and what a wonderful quote too! Hugs trace x gorgeous colours and textures xx

Karen Frost said...

Lovely colors and sentiments, May! I love all the little details - so sweet. xo

SanDee1899 said...

That is absolutely amazing
xoxo SanDee1899

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Great altered canvas, May! loving the beautiful turquoise colour and textures with the crackle and corrugated!

julie_woolston said...

Stunning May gorgeous colours and textures.

Hugs Julie xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation,love the colours and the textures are great.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A brilliant canvas May, so much gorgeous texture and love the colour! Susan x

Marie-Louise said...

Wow May this is fabulous.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow May, I love this, I like the background the wonderful colours and all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Kelly Neis said...

Wow, I love your canvas!! The crackle is amazing and the colors you have on it are so pretty. The background is gorgeous and the butterfly is a perfect focal point, there is no such thing as too many photos! I am glad you did, I can see it better. Love your canvas,
Stay cool,
Hugs Kelly

Nicecrane Designs said...

Great textures May and all over stunning sentiment , my friend...

Lau W said...

OMG ! This is splendid May, a wonderful canvas !
xxx

Redanne said...

Your canvas is beautiful May, I love that you included lots of photos too. The butterfly is gorgeous and that little photo is a delight. Thanks so much for joining our Captured Memories challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

die amelie said...

What a gorgeous canvas this is, May! I LOVE that butterfly with the corrugated card wings!

Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! May, this is a stunning creation. Love it!

Donna x

Fandhmum said...

This looks wonderful, May and I bet it is even more stunning IRL
Rosie x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is really fabulous, May. I so like the way you incorporated crochet - and the photo. There is so much to look at too - lovely use of colour and texture. I'm going back to look again when I've commented! Julie Ann x

Anita Houston said...

This green lovely needs to be in our SSS&S challenge! It's gorgeous May...so much fabulous texture! Love the butterflies too and the words!

cotnob said...

What a gorgeous canvas May, I love the rich colour and fabulous attention to detail as always.
Pauline
x

butterfly said...

Stunning, May - amazing textures, patinas, colours. So much gorgeous detail - this is one I would just love to see (and touch!) in real life.
Alison x

coops said...

so gorgeous may.stunning colours and sparkle and I love all your details :D

xx coops xx

Ira Huberts said...

Oh wow May, these magnificent textures, colours and embellishments! And that wonderful vintage frame! Wonderful eye candy, TFS! Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, such an amazing canvas, great colors, texture and details.

Jules said...

Wow May .. .. what a fabulous post.

Lots of fabby textures and gorgeous colours with so many elements.

Loving all the photographs.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. I do appreciate them.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the colours and textures and the little picture and frame is beautiful, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge Blog
Lindsay xx

Terry said...

Totally awesome wowwzersss love it, Thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK, hugs Terry xxxx

catherine said...

This is just stunning May and love the layout and idea for it. Love the colour too. Have a good weekend
x catherine

butterfly said...

Should, of course, also have said it's lovely to have you play along at Our Creative Corner!
Alison x

Patricia said...

Brilliant project May,
I love the colours, textures and all you embellishments.
I am amazed at the work that goes in to these projects.
Sorry about the awful heat you guys are getting, rather tiring when you are working
Have a great week.

Patricia xxxx

Lori said...

Love the corrugated butterfly and the white letters just pop off the canvas! Beautiful!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness May...this is so gorgeous! Not too many pictures at all...I loved every last one of them...and enabled me to fully see all the scrumptious details.

I love the colours, the glitter and shimmer and the tape around the edge!

Wandering Wren said...

HI May I was just flying by to say hello & thank you for following me!
I have enjoyed your blog and am completely in awe of your followers and following.
Your work is beautiful, as a scrapbooker myself I could spend days admiring...
and you never know perhaps I should dust off my papers, stamps and the rest and join in!
Will be back

Wrenxx

Buttons said...

Thank You May for the piccie 'overload' - I really wanted to see everything up close to admire the work that has gone into creating this beautiful piece. Love the crackle and that butterfly along with your choice of colours for this. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner too. Hugs, Jenny x

Jessica Sporn said...

Stunning! I love the metaphor of the butterfly - our children grow and change so fast.

koala said...

Wow, BEAUTIFUL Inking technique and very artistic, May !!!
Love color and texture and Butterfly !!! (^o^)/"""

Dorthe said...

Oh May, this is wonderful, I love your colours , and the qoute is so true!! What a beautiful piece!!
Hugs,Dorthe

JansArtyJunk said...

Stunning Canvas May, the background looks amazing, Gorgeous piece!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful mixed media canvas you have created here! The colors are just spectacular and I love that butterfly. Beautiful textures throughout. So happy to have you joining in the Memories challenge with us this month at Our Creative Corner.