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Saturday, 18 January 2014

It's Hearts and Butterflies for PaperArtsy

The lovely Alison (aka Butterfly) is guest designer at PaperArtsy this week, and she has made a gorgeous hanging for our inspiration (here), and this is what I have come up with.



I started with a plaque from the MDF man and painted it in the same colours of Fresco paints that Alison used.
I then stamped and embossed the sentiment from Darcy 01. I thought the background looked a little bare, so I stamped the words from the Ding and Dong plate in gold and clear embossed. I had my usual problem with the wonky stamping. I do have a stamp positioner but it seems that it wont work if I leave it in the box lol. I then stamped the same stamp in coffee archival and clear embossed again.
I painted some book pages in reds and reds/greens, and stamped the butterfly and heart from the Darcy plates.




I added a touch of Frantage embossing powders in gold and green to finish off.

I enjoyed making this and will definitely try the 'blob and stipple' way of painting again.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx

18 comments:

  1. Sue, this is entirely gorgeous! Love the green background for the butterfly and heart and that gold is so luscious! Happy Weekend!

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  2. Really effective. I love how glossy and gleaming it is. Julie Ann xx

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  3. Ooh, lovely glossiness, and fabulous stamping. What a gorgeous piece, Sue - love the shape of your plaque too. Thanks so much for playing along!
    Alison xx

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  4. Forgot to say, I love the effect of the gold Frantage - lovely!
    Alison xx

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  5. Beautiful piece with lovely details, glad you enjoyed blobbing and stippling! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Beautiful and glossy, love the pen nib as the butterfly's body, genius.

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  7. Great make Sue, fab choice of background colour

    Sam xx

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  8. Stunning plaque, vibrant & sparkly, a true keepsake:-)

    Great stamps, love the nib as a body for the butterfly and the Frantage is gorgeous! Love your project:-) xxx

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  9. Fabulous details and colours combo. Butterfly and heart stamped so gorgeous, and love the effect by the gold Frantage. xx

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  10. Beautiful ideas on your plaque and wonderful colours.

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Mesmerized by the glimmer of the Frantage! It's a really beautiful effect and I am making notes...

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  12. Wow, that's stunning. I love the textures.

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  13. it's gorgeous, I need to learn to use my Frantage properly... love the shimmer.

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  14. Definitely a piece of art, Sue! I love the shimmer'n'shine, too! A winning plaque! Mwah!

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  15. I really love your take on Alison's hanging plaque Sue, great great!! :) Coco xxx

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  16. wow this looks great, love the colors!

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  17. Wonderful plaque! I love the colors, quote, and butterfly (especially its pen nib body)!

    I must've missed this PA blog post. Have to remedy that situation!

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Thank you so much for your comments x