Saturday, May 31, 2014

Do the things you never thought you could do...


Inspired by the The Color Room and CASE Study colours and use of thread, Wida's CASE Study offset angles, teal blue sentiment and large stamped image, and the Take a Word "Book" Collage Challenge. I so wanted to add some machine stitching to this collage, but my machine didn't want to play, so I went with a flight line of thread instead.

In case you are interested, the process went something like this (with drying in between each step):

  • Used gel medium to stick down the old fairytale book pages;
  • overlaid with whitewash;
  • gel mediumed the Cosmo Cricket Junk Drawer strips;
  • laid the Tim Holtz mask letters in place and spread a layer of modelling paste over the top;
  • stamped this gorgeous Darkroom Door butterfly on tissue paper and gel mediumed in position; 
  • once dry, repositioned the masked letters before overspraying with Prima spritzes in soft gold, soft teal and soft red;
  • coloured the butterfly with the soft teal spritz then decided it needed a deeper colour;
  • infilled the butterfly and "Fly" letters with gelatos; and
  • added the thread butterfly trail.


  1. this is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at the simon says stamp monday challenge blog! - Ashli :)

  2. Very arty! I love the colours and the freestyle look!

  3. This is such a beautiful artsy creation. The butterfly and background colors are totally gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. What a cool project! So glad you joined us at TCR!

  5. Wow! This is such a beautiful piece of art! Love it :)

  6. Wow this is beautiful great piece of art. Glad you joined us over at CASE Study.

  7. Beautiful! Love all the texture! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  8. Very arty! I love it. Thanks for playing along CASE Study!

  9. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us over @ HeART & Soul :)


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