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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. Your plaque is gorgeous! Love these colours ♥

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

    Fiona x

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. I LOVE butterflies : ) Beautiful, Fliss!

    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  17. 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!

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

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

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

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  21. Oh this is so pretty, stunning!

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

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

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Fliss xx