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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wreath of Butterflies

This week the Stampendous DT  Team is showcasing the DIY Bangles  and Stampendous stamps. Every day there are new projects on the DT blogs.  Hop over to the Stampendous Blog for all the details of who is sharing projects each day.

I used this  wood wreath. to create my butterfly wreath: 

I spent some serious time cutting and coloring on this wreath. :)  The Stampendous Cling Jumbo Magnolia was stamped multiple times using Ranger Archival ink on yellow glimmer misted tissue paper. I attached a layer of roses around the wreath.

I then stamped the butterflies from these sets: Butterflies, Jumbo Cling Butterfly on cardstock using black archival ink.  I colored the butterflies using STAEDTLER - Karat Oil Pastels.   I blended the pastels using a soft nib.  To finish off the butterflies they were inked up with Versamark Ink pad and dipped in clear embossing powder and heated.  I repeated this three times with each butterfly.  I only used the versamark with the first coat.  I used my steel tweezers with a rubber handle to dip them while they were still hot into the embossing powder for the second and third coat. I added a touch of black glass glitter to the centers of the butterflies. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz




20 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful love the butterflies. Caroline xxx

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  2. I followed a link from Lesley's blog and can see there is loads to check out here. This project is amazing and the cutting out etc must have taken ages - it is beautiful.

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  3. Very interesting idea and fine its realisation. Harmonious colours.

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  4. One word: WOW!! Beautiful work, Sue!

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  5. I'll add my "WOW" too, Suzz! Amazing wreath!

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  6. So delightful - a real reminder of Spring!
    Alison x

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  7. Your wreath is fabulous!Love the glass glitter.

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  8. my goodness Suzz ~ that's some serious cutting and colouring let alone all that embossing. It is incredible!

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  9. This is seriously gorgeous!

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  10. Wow, can't imagine all the cutting and coloring that went in to this but girl, it was well worth it! This piece is amazing, love all the butterflies!

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  11. Love your weath! A work of art with much cutting, but the end result is awesome!
    Kathy in Carolina

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  12. This is PERFECT for a butterfly lover~absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  13. Beautiful!the butterflies look fabulous on the wooden wreath!

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  14. Wow, this is just beautiful! It must have taken forever to cut everything!

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  15. What a stunning creation, Suzz! I can't even imagine how long it took you to make this beauty! Just amazing.

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  16. What a beautiful project Sue and a real labour of love I would say! All the techniques used for this creation are time consuming but what an achievement and the end result is stunning.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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