Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly



Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme is 'Winter and/or Snow' and as always there is a generous prize of a $20 shopping voucher from FlonzCraft.

Lots of inkiness going on starting with a basic frame with a canvas insert, first I gave it all a good coat of gesso, followed by acrylic paint and then crackle glaze and more acrylic paint to the frame. Once dry I stamped with an old Inkadinkadoo leafy swirl stamp with purple adirondack dye ink. I added chipboard corners with liberal helpings of gold gilding polish.

I also stamped the smaller element of the same stamp around the canvas and then used grunge paste through an arch window stencil, sprinkled over mica powder and used a heat tool to make it bubble and add more texture. Finally a sentiment and Penny Black Butterflies.

I am popping over to the Playground with this one as I used snippets for the sentiment and Butterfly.

I do hope you will come and join us this month.

72 comments:

Glennis said...

Simply beautiful, Brenda

Valerija said...

Wow, amazing project. I love it!
Valerija xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is so beautiful Brenda. I love the gentle colours and the way that the frame and image blend so beautifully. It also has great depth and texture, especially the arched window which always looks amazing with the butterflies. I really like the crackle glaze on the frame and the gold corners look fabulous too, it's gorgeous! Have a lovely day. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous artwork Brenda, just been over to the challenge blog and saw this as well...pretty colours too.x{aNNie}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so beautiful, love it

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda. I love the colours you have used on this canvas, it is beautiful.
Take care
Lesley

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda. I love the colours you have used on this canvas, it is beautiful.
Take care
Lesley

paperpapier said...

love this masterpiece, the texture and beautiful colour combination is simply awesome!

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. This altered frame looks so beautiful with the leaves, that look like snowflakes, and butterflies...and a sentiment that goes so perfectly with it. So pretty...I keep looking at it...
Dot x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Brenda. I like the purple with the gold. It looks lovely together.

Helen said...

ha! love this Brenda. hoping for no snow this winter.... and a win today!

Merry said...

This is so beautiful, really love the touch of purple and the crackle effect.

Jane said...

What a beautiful canvas Brenda...so good to see these lovely colours with lots of gorgeous crackle.Yum! xx

Craftyfield said...

So pretty and delicate! I love the crackle too...

Gerrina said...

I always love that kind of windows and doors and in gold and purple it looks great! Enjoy the sunday!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the crackle. xxx

Janice said...

So pretty Brenda, love the design and sentiment, Jx

Shirley Chillman said...

I'm in love with this frame Brenda and how clever of you to use that colour palette as it could be either winter or spring. Lots of yummy stamping and inking which in my book means you had fun when creating this piece.

Have a great Sunday sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Leanne Harris said...

A super frame Brenda, I just love the pale lilacs and golds, this has a real feel of elegance about it, really lovely, xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous creation Brenda and I love the colours you've used for it too. I like the effect that you got with the window it looks like defused sunlight coming through.

Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful creation this is Brenda the stamps, colours and techniques you have used for this card is awesome, I really love the butterflies and sentiments, spectacular make
hugs
lorraine x

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful, I love the butterflies!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Pollard Carole said...

So lovely this textures are fabulous and its such a pretty design I love that sentiment as well Happy New Year love and hugs Carole x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is a fabulous canvas, Brenda. Great detailing and colours, a pure delight in the midst of winter.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Gertrude said...

Wunderschöne Karte, gefällt mir sehr gut
glg Gertrude

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful creation Brenda love the vintage look of the frame and your beautiful butterflies

Anne

Gerrie's kaarten said...

schitterende kaart Brenda mooie kleuren de vlinders zijn prachtig.
Groetjes gerrie

Linby said...

Just love the subtle colours of this piece and a wonderful sentiment, which co incidentally I got in a new set of stamps too.

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning B! xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful canvas Brenda. I like the vintage look it has, all the crackle and beautiful stamped. Lovely colours too. hugs, Marlies

Eva Olmo said...

Happy New Year Brenda.
¡Beautiful card! It looks like wood, it's wonderful

Karin van eijk said...

it looks fantastic Brenda beautiful made and done
Gr Karin

KandA said...

Beautiful frame Brenda. Love the stamping and gorgous colours xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your crackle technique looks marvelous Brenda, I love the colours too.
Lorraine

ALI said...

Love the frame, gorgeous colours.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful frame Brenda, love the crackle effect and gorgeous stamping. Love the colours of the arched window - looks light sunlight shining through it.
Avril xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work Brenda!! Love the colors and the texture!

Sara Barker said...

This is beautiful! love the colors and crackle! Fabulous design!

rachel said...

this is absolutely brilliant! Beautiful work! Hugs rachel x

Fiki said...

Dear Brenda this is gorgeous!
love it!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Robin said...

Such a stunning piece of art! I love the colors and textures and you know I'm partial to butterflies! So beautiful Brenda! Hugs, Robin

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful and creative! Loving the colors and details!

scrAPpamondo said...

This is amazing!! Fabulous crackled frame and love the choice of colours! The stamped branches look fabulous!Love the butterflies and the sentiment!! Another piece of art from you! It's like a spring light!

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful work Brenda! And so very creative! Judy x

Sarah said...

Love this gentle elegant card Brenda, the colours work so beautifully together and the crackle effect looks in keeping with the archway xx

cuilliesocks said...

This is so beautiful Brenda, awesome stamping,and such wonderful colours, loving the crackle features, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Amazing card, love the frame and the wonderful colours and the window is stunning.

Kath x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Brenda, this is wonderful! Love the design and gorgous colours. SUPER!
Have an nice new week.
Hugs Carola

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful love it all the colour the stamping the texture the techniques on the archway-brilliant
Carol x

Lucy Woods said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love the colours and beautiful design!
Lucy x

Darnell said...

Absolutely stunning snippets card, Brenda! You can't top both snowflakes and butterflies on a card!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Totally fabulous Brenda! Love the sentiment and the way you have a wintery scene with the butterflies. Clever girl!

Hugs

Di xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda, everytime l see one of your pieces it makes me want to delve into my inks and get cracking - just need to get out of this chair lol x Susan x

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda. A truly beautiful piece of work. I love all the lovely texture and the colours are gorgeous. Barbxx

Debbie said...

Wow Brenda this is out of this world. So beautiful. Hugs xxx

Greta said...

Artistic beauty! This is wonderful, Brenda!

Mrs A. said...

Another beauty from your fair hands. Love the pretty pastels and the crackle glaze effect . Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

What a lovely piece of art you've created to display in your home. Love this crackled effect on the frame, and the interior imagery is so pretty. The frame stamping that echoes the inside art is such a pretty & subtle touch too. The colors are just very soothing and work so nicely together. I've never used crackle paint with any card, just dimensional things (and that was long ago too!) TFS & hope the year is off to a good start for you. Hugs

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous canvas Brenda - love the colour and the texture!
Blessings
Maxine

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! Simply beautiful and so much detail. So special

Marianne said...

Love how your gaze is drawn in to that beautiful arch.
Marianne x

Babs Watson said...

Such a beautiful frame Brenda and love all those pretty colours and the beautiful stamps everything is so pretty..

Hugs Babs x

Paper Profusion said...

Very pretty indeed Brenda! Love the violet / gold together too. Nicola x

Liz said...

Beautiful project. I love the colours. xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous mixed media project! Love the whole design and the colours are just beautiful.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation. Happy New Year sorry I have not been around much. Hope all is well.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning piece! Love the colours and the crackled wood effect!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous canvas Brenda, beautiful colours and embellishments.

Pat xx

Team Clark said...

Brenda, this is beyond gorgeous! I always love seeing your projects like this, and this is tops! Hugs, Autumn

Mervi said...

Totally gorgeous frame, lovely indeed;-))m

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

This is realy georgeus!! Love the coloures and all the emements in it!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Elizabeth said...

So beautiful, Brenda. The colours are beautiful and the butterflies are gorgeous. Elizabeth xx