Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Flight of Butterfly's

After two weeks of beautiful Summer Birthday cards it is time for a new challenge at Craft-Room Challenge.   This time the theme has been chosen by Debi who as a New Zealander is in the depth of winter and dreaming of Summer.

Debi  was inspired by these words and the Butterfly project "The Butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colours and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign."

You might like to check this out and if you are interested send a butterfly of your own.

For my sample this week a paper mache torso has been coloured with various DI inks and then stamped and embossed with Andy Skinner stamps finally a spray of gold Spray and Sparkle.   The Acetate Butterfly's that have landed on the torso are all gold embosses using Andy's Batik Garden set.

If it were Minx investigating this i would understand Minx collects butterfly's LOL Izhe who is in the picture is just jealous of the torso or anything else that gets my attention.

The girls have all made wonderful and inspiring samples using butterflies as their inspiration and theme if you like what you see please tell them and share you own creation with  us at Craft-Room Challenge.   There is also a £10 voucher for our sponsor Craft-Room up for grabs in the random draw but check the rules to see how to qualify.

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14 comments:

  1. This obviously gets Minx's seal of approval and it must smell good as well. Great idea to use butterflies this way. Annette x

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  2. Awesome job on the torso. Looks it has an admirer at home too. He's probably, She spent all that time on this and not me!!!
    Hugs xxoo

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  3. Beautiful butterfly creation, and Izhe's black and white hairdo is the perfect backdrop. :)

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  4. I love this Zoe - the colours are lovely. Your Minx is the spitting image of my Chandler.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. ooh i love Butterflies - so need to check out the challenge . Wondeful project.. gorgeuos colours
    Lisa x

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  6. Lovely project...even the pussy cat loves it..lol..Gorgeous colours.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  7. oh hun just love that torso and that butterfly is just gorgeous,love it,great picture of your cat hun he he hugs cherylxx

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  8. Awe, I just love how cats have to inspect everything don't you? This is a lovely piece...I would never have thought to do an altered art piece for this prompt, brilliant idea! xxx

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  9. Gorgeous project Zoe, the colours are fab, and the butterflies are beautiful :o) Nikki

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  10. Hei Zoe,
    wow this is gorgeous torso, never done such a thing! And sweet admirer of butterflies...
    hugs;-))m

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  11. Love it! And that cat is just precious. Kim xxx

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  12. Your torso is gorgeous Zoe, and the acetate butterflies are beautiful! The cat's really nice as well :-) Maria x

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  13. Fantastic piece of art and a wonderful photograph

    xxx

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  14. Just love this Zoe- blogger wouldn't let me comment before on this post :-( Great colours, great inspiration, Deb x

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