Today I bring you my creation I made for the lovely Crissy Armstrong a fabulous illustrator and founder of Sundays with Crissy. This month we are creating a project based on our Favourite Time of Year. You could imagine that as a special holiday, season of the year or even a special moment in your life. This month Crissy is giving away a gorgeous pad of designer paper and FIVE of her gorgeous digi stamps of your choice!
I have a few favourites throughout the year but with winter here at the moment SPRING is my favourite time of year right now! heehee I can’t wait to see the flowers begin to burst, the weather warm up and of course see the butterflies come out in full colour. So of course in my project I needed to include flowers and the gorgeous Rose Butterfly I have fallen in love with that Crissy designed for Whimsy Stamps.
A little while ago I probably spent a few hours watching youtube videos by Tim Holtz and Ranger and I fell in love with the Memory Glass. I got some and had been sitting on it trying to think of some fabulous idea to do with it. Didn’t come but I made this instead. heehee
How did I make it…
I started by adding some distress inks to one side of the glass and then I added stickles all over it to give it frosted textured glass look. Hard to see in the photo unfortunately (I tried MANY photos).
Then I stamped the other piece of glass with a flourish stamp, it didn’t turn out dark enough so I decided to clean it off and ink again this time I added embossing powder to make it dark. Being glass however the embossing powder also stuck in places I didn’t want but I left it for a vintage look. Next time I will try using a static pouch first and see if that helps.
Then I put the two pieces together in the frame, added cinnamon stickles around the edge of the frame and also added some distress stickles under the area the butterfly would be positioned.
I made the butterfly by printing it and then colouring it with copic markers. The markers seem to take to the inkjet shrink film a bit better too than other film I have played with. I added my lightest shade first and then to create the darker areas I ‘dotted’ the next shades on.
The flower was made using the three smallest dies from the blossom nestabilities set which I cut from the shrink film then heated and whilst they were still hot I curled them up and held them in position until they had cooled. Then I inked the back with distress inks and added stickles around the edge which darkened the ink along the edge.
I found the glass leaves at the sewing store and I made the beads and the leaf and butterfly charms were given to me from a couple of friends.
Here is a close up of the gorgeous butterfly
I had a lot of fun making this as it was something other than a card! woohoo! 🙂 I hope I have inspired you with this little charm project today. If that wasn’t enough and trust me it isn’t you’ll definitely want to drop by Sundays with Crissy to see what the fabulous crew have been up to.
Unfortunately I just missed out on the new Simon Says Vintage challenge but hopefully I will make it for the next one! 🙂
However I would like to share this project with the following challenges that I haven’t missed! 🙂
- Digital Tuesday – Butterflies or Lace
- Crafty Creations – Winged Things
- A pocket full of posies – All the glitters
- Stampotique Designers Challenge – Wings, wings, wings
- Flutterby Wednesday – Open
- C.R.A.F.T – Mini Beasts (insects)
- Incy Wincy Designs – A Bugs Life
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Hugs and take care