Thursday, October 13, 2011

Butterflies Flutter By

Winged Things, Things with Wings, Butterflies flutter by..... two current challenges have wings as their themes: Crafty Individuals October Challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show. My piece started with the wonderful butterfly collage stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-135. I stamped them on kraft cardstock and cut them out with postage stamp decorative scissors...I did duplicate one to have a fifth for my collage - it just seemed to fit better. I also stamped them onto Clearly for Art film, cut out the butterflies and heated them to bend the wings. Then I colored them with alcohol inks and backed them with tissue paper to make the colors more vibrant before attaching them to the faux postage stamps. Finally I collaged them onto a 7Gypsies book cover along with strips of music and bits of text from a vintage French book.

15 comments:

Candy C said...

What a lovely collage of butterflies! They are so lovely stamped and colored with alcohol inks on the Clearly Art film. You did a beautiful job. Love how you mounted them and the details...even down to the quirky wire hanger! Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Janine said...

your so great in making this kind off art. The butterflies look real ☺ Lovely piece.

lynne said...

Hi Penny
So glad you detailed the process of creating these butterflies as I was curious as soon as I laid eyes on them.
The jewel like colours against the plain background gives such impact.
Beautiful composition.
Reminds me of butterflies in a Victorian case from a collector's travels.
Thank you for joining the CI Winged Things challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow Penny, I love this!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I like this so very much and your butterflies are amazingly vibrant. penny

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Even more gorgeous art since my last visit.
Love it & the small frames below

Cath Wilson said...

And the colours certainly are vibrant - love the way they turned out. I love flutterbies on acetate x

Jean Hardy said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours! Thanks so much for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge this month. Jean

Debbie K. said...

Lovely, lovely piece, Penny!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious, Penny,

Lucy x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Penny just love butterflies and yours are simply beautiful :-)

Maggie

Sarah said...

Love the splashes of vibrant colours and torn papers - so well put together and love the wire - a lovely creation!
Thank you for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show.
Sarah

Jen said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies!

Anita &/or Char said...

This is awesome.... I wish we were friends so you could teach me more about your techniques & share your awesomeness with me... guess I will just have to be satisfied s a blog follower... so glad I found you. Thanks for sharing.

Shar said...

So pretty! Love the burst of color that the butterflies provide!