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Friday 13 July 2012

Butterfly dreams for Sunday stamper

I would like to thank all  my new followers and say thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment, thanks..means a lot.

Well the challenge Hels has set over at Sunday Stamper this time is dream...and here is my butterfly dream inspired piece, i also want to add it to the lovely Brendas Tuesday treasures, where you can link up a treasure you have created..see here for details..

I started by using some arts parts, Tim butterfly stamps and a Tim die. The base was coloured with picket fence and tumbled glass dress stain and the spritzed with perfect pearls  mist in turquoise. Then i added some broken china DI. When dry i embossed the Wendy leaves stamps in clear and Tim's small butterflies in broken china distress embossing powder.The dress forms, I cut two, from grungepaper...and were coloured in same way.

All the butterflies were stamped with manganese blue archival ink onto vellum, cut out and the centres had some chunky pearl glitter added..not too glittery as i don't really like glittery glitter!!? does that make sense? This glitter was added to some vellum wings too..love the chunky texture.

To complete i added some little bottles a Wendy sentiment and some flowers made from tatttered floral die.

I am entering this for the following competitions:
dream @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Tuesday treasures @ http://bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/tuesday-treasures-100712.html
( The lovely Brenda  has started a wonderful link up here, why don't you hop across and share your Tuesday treasure..see above )
no cards allowed @ http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Wendy vecchi - its word art, its face art
Tim's butterflies - attic treasures
tumbled glass and picket fence distress stains
broken china distress ink
broken china distress embossing powder
manganese blue archival ink
sewing room and winged heart dies
arts parts
(let me know if this list helps?)

have a fab and inky day!


  1. ...awesome piece Trace!!!...it's so beautiful to look at with the amazing cluster of dreamy blue butterflies, loVe the 3D dress form, so much thought down to the last detail...simply superb, loVing it...Mel :)

  2. OH so stunning! LOVE that sentiment--and the dress form is so pretty! LOVE it! :) Gorgeous!!!

  3. Beautiful piece. Feminine but not 'girlie cute' and so much to see. Love the colours on the dress form particularly.

  4. Trace, this is beautiful!! those butterflies... oh my. I adore it.

  5. Trace, this is so beautiful and dreamy! Love how you stood the dress form up and those butterflies - wow, they are absolutely gorgeous, I don't just love it - I want it! lol. Thanks for the info on Tuesday treasure, I am going to enter my CS butterflies into that too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  6. So beautiful Trace and such a lovely interpretation of the theme! The colours and all the butterflies are so pretty and I love the sentiment too. Have a great weekend. Chris x

  7. Stunning art Trace... LOVE the butterflies and the dimensionalness (new word?) of this... tis lush.... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper.. have popped an email over to you about the Stabilo All pens :O))

  8. This is a great piece of art Trace. Soooo beautiful. Fantastic layout and the color is awesome.
    Lovely greet

  9. hi...!!! the prettiest dress i have ever seen... oh my gosh...!!! truly extraordinary...and outstanding...:)

  10. This is so beautiful and I love the butterflies and color amazing work, you are so tallented. Also the green tag in the former post is just awesome.


  11. Wow Trace this is just gorgeousness all over. A fabulous 3D piece that stands out as a real work of art and something to be really treasured. I love it. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Treasures and mentioning it in your post.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  12. this is absolutely stunning - so very beautiful - I just love it xxx

  13. I'm not a blue - ish girl, but this piece of dressform looks just stunning!

  14. This may just be the prettiest creations using that dress form that I have seen! Love it and all those stunning little butterflies! Absolutely beautiful!

  15. Seriously so darn cool!!! I love that there are too many butterfly to count....wow!!! I've never seen anything like it!

  16. This is a cute piece and who can resist flutterbies?

  17. Such a cool idea, really great.

  18. How fabulous! Love the butterflies everywhere on this one... very, very cool!

  19. Hiya, WOW WOW WOW I absolutely love this! gorgeous colour choice on it too and love the details, thanks for joining us at MMCS. Joey xx

  20. Very eye catching - proper eye candy!


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