Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Butterfly Plaque

Well here's my second post today with my finally finished entry for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge set by Sarah with these colours below to use on your creation:
It's such a lovely photo and gorgeous natural colours even though it's actually peeled paint that I decided to go with nature and have made a round plaque to be hung on the wall or displayed on an easel.
The plaque is made from part of a box which I wanted to recycle as the card is quite thick and ideal for this sort of thing.
I inked all around the edges with VersaColor Lime and then stamped on a small Anna Griffin rose in VersaFine Olympia Green to make a textured looking edge. I then cut a circle of pale blue card and stamped a large Rubber Stampede flower all over in lime and green tea inks. I stuck this to the plaque.
I then stamped the smaller butterfly from Stamp Scapes 14B Butterflies on pale blue card with the VersaFine ink and embossed it with Crystal powder. I cut it out and embossed on the reverse with a large ball tool to make the wings curve.
I stamped one more flower and cut it out, embossed on the back as for the butterfly and stuck over the central flower on the plaque with foam tape. I then stuck the butterfly on with foam tape.
Many thanks due to my dear friend Brenda for pointing out that this fits the May challenge over at Sir Stampalot so I'm entering it in that too.

23 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a beautiful plaque, the images look wonderful in these colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Dora said...

Awww this is lovely, love that butterfly. It will be lovely to hang it up xxx

Hafitante said...

Wow! Your plaque is wonderful! I think it's great how you used the colors!
hugs,
petra

Michele said...

This is beautiful! I love the stamped flower background :)

Axes DesigNs said...

It is so beautiful!! I love, loveeeeeeeeeee butterflies ;) good luck girl!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh my! I'm so glad I came directly to your blog to see your wonderful creation in large size! Absolutely terrific!

brenda said...

This is rather special Fliss, I adore the colours and of course the blooms and flutterby.

This might be deja vou, but it fits this months Stampalot challenge very well.

Hope you daughter is doing OK now.

B x

Aussie Loz said...

Your plaque is gorgeous! Love these colours ♥

Fiona said...

I love this plaque Fliss, what a great idea to recycle the card from your box. Really like the colours- so fresh.

Fiona x

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun you always come up with the most amazing creations and this plaque its just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful project! Can't believe you created out that out of recycled products! Thanks for playing along at the PDCC :)

KarenB said...

Wow you rocked that colour combo, it's brilliant.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Fliss.
This is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful plaque! Love what you did with the background and lovely butterfly. Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

pinky said...

This is so gorgeous, love the colours. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Lori said...

I LOVE butterflies : ) Beautiful, Fliss!

Love and hugs ~
Lori

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Fliss! That is stunning! Such gorgeous colours and wonderful stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot and good luck! I used a circular motion with the distress inks and shaving brush. Let me know if it works with stippling brushes, as I'm sure I have some somewhere!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Fliss this is absolutely stunning! Loving that butterfly :)

Ruby said...

This is GORGEOUS Fliss! SO pretty! I love your blog design too! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Absolutely beautiful, Fliss! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Leigh said...

Oh this is so pretty, stunning!

Francesca said...

Great plaque , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot challenge this month and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Tracy said...

Very beautiful, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x