Friday, September 9, 2016

Shabby Butterfly Canvas

Hello friends and visitors! I have a quick post for you today of a canvas I made for my daughter. Pamellia is hosting the challenge 'Things with Wings' at Frilly and Funkie, so I included lots of butterflies on my canvas. This started with a stack of "art" papers  that I had been playing with but never actually made it onto a project.


This looks a bit of a mess, but actually it's quite pretty in natural light and in person. You'll just have to take my word on it! Below is a shot I took outdoors in the shade and is much more like the actual colors. The inspiration for my project was a piece of paper I lined my spray box with covered in yummy Dylusions ink sprays. I die cut my flowers and punched some butterflies using this and other papers in my "save it for later" basket.


I die cut my posies and adhered to the canvas...pretty bold colors...probably not shabby enough for Frilly and Funkie, huh?


I added some stenciling using transparent paste and some glitter, then Tumbled glass stain spritzed with water. Ooops! The Dylusions are bleeding, but I kind of like that! Still too bright but white wash paint and Multi Matte Medium help to tone it down.


This is the scrap paper I cut the large butterfly with. I believe I used alcohol and kosher salt to get the texture over Distress paints. Isn't it pretty?


Here are some close ups to give you an idea of how pretty the background is, and I've included a list of products used at the end of the post. I'll cut this short because my sweet daughter will be home for the weekend any minute! I just have to say I had a blast making this. I've been having some er, issues getting back into the Closet, so I took some of my own advice and just went in there and played. I hope this will encourage my daughter, as she is still trying to get accustomed to college life. Love this Tim Holtz "Pondering".








Products used:

Dies:  Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies Thinlits, Spellbinders Tammy Tutterow Shabby Posies Punches:  Martha Stewart and stash Stamps: Tim Holtz Ponderings Stencils:  TCW, Tim Holtz Distress:  Tumbled Glass stain,  Wild Violet spray and paint, Blueprint Sketch ink and paint, Picket Fence Crackle paint, Clear Rock Candy Glitter Ranger:  Texture Paste Transparent Matte, Multi Matte Medium, Glossy Accents  DecoArt: White Wash acrylic paint  Prima:  Art Sugar Antique Silver  Dylusions sprays:  Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue, Bubblegum Pink  Ideaology: Tim Holtz Plain Tissue Wrap  Michaels:  canvas board

I would like to enter my canvas into the following challenges:
Southern Ridge Trading Company Your Favorites Well....let's see, mixed media, crackle, purples/blues, butterflies and my daughter!

Thank you for stopping by today and for leaving your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily




23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily, it's absolutely stunning!! The background is amazing!! I love the colors and the texture!! The butterflies look so gorgeous fluttering about the fabulous flowers!! I love every inky, crackly, spectacular detail!! Wow!! It's so beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. This is going to go perfectly in her dorm and with your frame triptych! I so wish I could see all of the beautiful detail in person. I just love this!

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  3. Your daughter will treasure this gift, Sara! Another sweet reminder of your support, plus it is encouragement to remind her of what going to college is all about! You're a fantastic mom! hugs, de

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  4. Oooh, pretty colours and such cute butterflies!! I think the colours look quite awesome from here! I love how you have made that white butterfly pop with the purple behind! Genius!! Hope you are keeping well my lovely, Hugs, Georgie x

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  5. This is really pretty - gorgeous colours! The butterflies are beautiful. Big hugs Rachel x

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  6. Fabulous Sara - that gorgeous background is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful flowers and butterflies and I agree those ponderings words are perfect. Hope you are having a fab weekend with your daughter. xxx

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  7. A beautiful texture background... And these blending colours are wonderful!

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  8. Love the way your posies just seem to melt into that luscious background Sara. Perfect sentiment for your daughter at this time in her life. Beautiful. creativity. Xj.

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  9. Well I believe this is perfect for shabby at F&F. Everyone's shabby should look different because if it all looked the same that would mean people didn't have their own ideas and weren't experimenting with this fun idea. And it would be boring. But that's my HO. Hehe. Gorgeous and beautiful design. Love the butterflies and the use of the scraps. That leftover with the salt piqued my interest as well. Your daughter truly is a lucky lady to have you for a mum. So amazeballs! Love the crackle around the edges and the stenciling as well. Totes Wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  10. Beautiful! I know you daughter loves it!!
    sandy xx

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  11. Love the colors and the modern feel!

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  12. beautiful card Sara...love the soft colours of the background and your gorgeous butterflies...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  13. Fabulous make Sara, the art paper background is so beautiful, love the soft colours! The close up detail photos really shop up all the subtle elements on this piece, just beautiful!

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  14. This is so pretty, love the texture and dimension. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Your canvas is stunning, so much detail.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  16. OMG, Sara, this is another absolutely beautiful piece of art from you! You have managed to achieve a fabulous dimension and fantastic textures! A shabby heaven, that's what it is and your amazing daughter is going to adore it! Your crackles are always out of this world beautiful, my lovely! This brilliant canvas is such a great support for your daughter and you put so much love in creating it!
    Big hugs to you and to Lauren! Branka xx

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  17. oh my ....!!!Fabulous !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPY LAND Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  18. Hi - what a stunning canvas. So many elements to look at and so much texture - love it! Love the colour combo too.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) x

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  19. Fabulous project Sara Emily! Love the colour palette and the dimension you've given to your canvas! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

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  20. I do hope your daughter settles in quickly - this is sure to cheer her on! Gorgeous colours! Chrisx

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  21. Super pretty with a great sentiment. Love the colours, the crackle and the various sizes of butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  22. I just love the softness of this....soooo pretty, Sara Emily! The sentiment is perfect, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie Things with Wings Challenge!

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