Live for today

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So here’s the thing it’s Monday morning and you have a train to catch. Hair is washed, but not dried, clothes are ironed, but you are still in your PJs. Do you a) Get on with fixing your hair, get dressed and dash off to catch said train or b) get out your glue gel and attach butterflies to little canvas, then take some photo’s whilst you have some light? Obviously this is a no brainer and here’s what I made and photographed:


This little butterfly canvas is for sharing over at Sunday Stampers  where the challenge theme is to use  “material.”


If you’ve been buzzing by regularly you will know that I have recently been slapping gauze on anything that stays still long enough, so this challenge gave me another excuse to do just that! I started with a piece of chipboard, gave it a coat of gesso and then applied the gauze over the top. I cut a piece that was larger than the board so that I could fold the edges in to create more texture then gave it all a good coat of PVA.


Once dry I added some acrylic paint – papaya plus metallics in raspberry, purple and white. I’ve used the tissue stamping technique, with the small sea bubbles stamp by Ryn, for the background.


The butterflies, by Hero Arts, were stamped on to card, coloured with distress inks and then had a little light gold gilding wax buffed over them. I also added some  white highlights..




The words, chosen with Amy and Friends in mind,  were printed on my computer and coloured with Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold distress stains.


The finishing touch was to add a little more of the gilding wax around the edges and to highlight some parts of the canvas.



I hope you’re having a good start to the week and thank you for buzzing by.


Live for today — 5 Comments

  1. So pretty, love the gauze effect on the piece. All the colors and butterflies are outstanding. You might be tired of me telling you how much I admire your talent. Get any sunshine lately? Sure hope so.

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  2. love it… that gauze looks really dreamy… btw, I would have done the gluing thing too… trains can always be caught later lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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