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Sunday, 13 March 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 53

This is the first of two posts for this challenge, which is sponsored by the Stamping Boutique!
The theme this week is 'Glitter and Gems' so go on, get sparkly!

This week I was working with the gorgeous Monarch Butterfly image from Delicious Doodles which is available at the Stitchy shop. It's such a pretty butterfly, and while it'd be ideal as a main image, I think it'd also make a wonderful embellishment! I decided to use it as part of a sparkly, glittery table centre.
And so you can see the butterfly closer,

I printed several sizes of the butterfly onto polyester film, and glittered the image using a Quickie glue pen and ultra-fine glitter. The flowers are all hand-made using either punches of die cuts for the basic shapes. They all started as white card, and I used Promarkers to colour the base colours and added accents with Twinkling H2Os. The flowers were all finished with a spritz of Glimmer Mist in Pearl.

I arranged the flowers in a bowl on a base of shredded tissue paper and added the butterflies. One has been 'suspended' over the bowl using an offcut of the film which was fixed inside the bowl.

A couple more photos showing different angles:

A bit different from my usual projects, but I'm pretty sure I'll be using these butterflies regularly - it's a great image and with the magic of digital, so versatile!

Hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe where there are 'flowers everywhere!'
Flutterby Wednesdays where they want us to be inspired by beautiful flowers
Delightful Challenges where they want butterflies,
Sarah Hurley who wants flowers,
Southern Girls who want flowers
Papercrafting Journey who want 'Things with Wings',
Little Claire's Designs who want flowers.
Sugar Creek Hollow who want hand-made flowers. (All the flowers are hand-made.)
Gingerloft who want us to use flowers!

22 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Josephine what a great project and fabulous use of the butterfly.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Stunning Butterflies, Love them Hazelxoxo

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! This project blow me away. Stunning work Josephine. And your card is totally awesome. Made me think about my colture.
Hugs Nataliya.

Chocolate Orange said...

WOW !!!! Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous creation Josephine.
Choccy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, lovin the sparkley flutterbuts!!
hugs shell xx

Sarah said...

I really love this bowl, its so pretty and reminds me that spring is just around the corner. Beautiful!

Marjo said...

OMG!!!!!! This is beyond gorgalicious, simply awesome Josephine. I love it. Gotta wipe the drool off my keyboard now...lol

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Rebekah said...

This is completely stunning Josephine those butterflies are so beautiful hugs Rebekah xx

Dawn said...

Josephine, this is something else, just gorgeous. I LOVE IT!

Jo Davies said...

Totally gorgeous, stunning! Jo xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous project and stunning sparkly butterflies

Thanks for joining us at sarah Hurley
Lisa ;)

Heide said...

Oh my goodness! The flowers in the bowl are just all stunning. I love all of them wonderful work.
Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Hugs, Heide

Danni said...

Fabulous and such a beautiful project!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Mina said...

wow wow wow Josephine what a stunning piece of work...those butterflies look like they are ready to take off...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

dj1952 said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job with bloth the butterflies and the flowers. I love all of your embellishments. Hugs, dj1952

Melly said...

OMG!
Wow! This is stunning honey! I just love it!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Hugs M xxx

Caroline Hallett said...

great project - really beautiful flowers and butterflies

scripperscrapper said...

WOW, just beautiful!! Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at PCJ.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Donna Moore said...

You just totally blew me right off my chair! What an absolutely gorgeous center piece, wowzer!! I love your flowers, they are so colorful and so real looking, it just makes me gasp! Thank you for joining us at SCH's handmade flowers challenge, you have certainly raised the bar with your creation!!
donna
SCH DT

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Josephine -
I'm so glad you've joined the Sugar Creek Hollow handmade flower challenge this week. Your project absolutely takes my breath away with its beauty and creativity behind it. I'm really just speechless in trying to iterate what I love about it because it just so outstanding as a whole. I really had to look close because those flowers look so darn real in the photo. Amazing job you've done here. I think this is one of the most creative projects I've ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I do hope you'll join our challenges again.
Sharon, Dt

marsha said...

Josephine, this is just exquisite! I love this gorgeous project you created - your butterflies are gorgeous and your flowers are AMAZING! These look so real, definitely requiring a second look! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek challenge, we hope you will join u for our First Anniversary Blog Hop challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

Sarah Hurley said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week :o)

Sarah x

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