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Saturday, 28 July 2012

simons says ...one for the girls..

well one for the girls ..was so not me..
i am having a grunge kind of feel to my makes so this really put the pressure on...
so this is as girly as i could get today...


 i started with a selection of wendy vecchi arts parts, some distress inks and off i went...



i coloured all the arts parts with blue distress, spritzed with perfect pearls,
dried then added picket fence from my craft may mixed with DI,
dried then added dusty concord DI.

Once all the spools had been put together ,
I added flowers made from Tims tattered floral die,bottles ,


a wendy vecchi arts part pocket watch..coloured in same way
and some butteflies..stamped onto grungepaper
and then cleary for art layer added.


i tried to add detail to the back so that
the piece looked good from behind too..



I am entering this for the following competitions:




have a fun and inky day!
enjoy the olympics..not enough hours in my day!!

24 comments :

  1. You are right! Not enough hours to do everything! However, the time spent creating this project has been SO worth it - loving the layers on the butterfly and the matching bottle contents - such attention to detail. Good luck with all the challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. There's no need to be girly when you're this good! Great piece... the double -winged butterflies are beautiful!
    Alison x

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  3. Gorgeous piece,Love he butterfly.

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  4. Hi Trace, well it looks pretty girly to me! I love your use of Art Parts and the butterflies are lovely with their layer of clearly for art, the colours are beautiful and your flower is just gorgeous. A x

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  5. I think that should do quiet nicely Trace :)gorgeous colours
    Von ♥

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  6. Love it - the butterflies are fab, so is the flower. I am already not wanting to go to work on Monday so I can stay and watch more... have hardly moved from the sofa today!

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  7. What a beauty! Girley enough I would say! Love the colours you used. Greetz, Gerrina

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  8. Girly enough for me Trace, lol. It's fabulous.

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  9. Beautiful, so creative. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge draw. I do hope you will come back for our first challenge at the new blog. Hugz Suzanne

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  10. Hi Trace, beautiful use of Art Parts and beautifully coloured too, love the touch of sparkle. Love your dimensional flowers and your butterfly is fantastic. A wonderful dimensional piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  11. Hey Trace....I soooo get what you are saying about the girly thing. haha I'm not a girly girl either. Your piece is wonderful though. Love the butterflies and the bright purple flower. Your Art Parts look great! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  12. ...a super altered piece Trace...loVe your colour choice and inking, nice to see the spritzing works on the wood too (I must remember that) & using the acetate on the butterflies for their double wings achieves great definition...loVe the keys and the little corked bottle (arn't they just the cutest thing) with the contrasting beads...superb!!...Mel :)

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  13. this is oh so gorgeous - that butterfly looks like its flying free - brilliant xx

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  14. This is gorgeous.Thank you for joining us over at PP this week
    Elaine DT

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  15. Looks girly enough for me especially the shades mauve. It is really beautiful

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Just coz it's grungy, doesn't mean it's not girly, I think it's just perfect x

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  17. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this time with your stunning creation...i love it and your blog is fab!!!

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

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  18. How cool, that's a beautiful girlie piece.

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  19. waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bravo superbe

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  20. gorgeous monochrome creation! thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

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  21. Wow what can i say it is gorgeous

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  22. Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this awsome creation. Hugs...Mona

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  23. Gorgeous creation, love your colours and embellishments, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

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  24. WOWWWWW!!!!! amazing piece of art, love it!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x