The butterflyPosted: September 30, 2014
Hello and happy Tuesday! I spent the day yesterday applying for jobs, which can definitely suck the wind from your sails…but today is new, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I hear back from someone soon. 🙂 Today I’m sharing a special bit I made for the 13 Arts September challenge, which is still ongoing, so feel free to get in on it. The rules and inspiration by the other amazing artists are here.
This was the amazing challenge mood board. You can see the inspiration I drew from it. I had the perfect photo for this challenge, too. I had been sitting outside one summer day, when a butterfly landed on my toe. The butterfly gracefully moved from my toes, to my nose, to my hand. It let me pick it up and look very close in it’s eyes. It was a magical experience that lasted about 20 minutes. I’m glad I had an ability to photograph this moment to keep it forever.
I used Prima resin frames and butterflies, and antiqued them with mists. I had a whole video of this background technique ready to go….but it is sadly stuck inside the “good” computer, because the power cord fizzled out. SAD face. The background uses my circle template and mediums in many layers. Along with papers, stamping, stenciling and more.
Who knew that a ouija board stamp would make an awesome background, with a little masking?
And finally the sentiment sticker from 13 arts….just perfection.
I hope my little summer breeze into this fall helped brighten your day a little. I really enjoyed creating this, and sharing is a true treat as well. ❤
Love and gnome kisses.