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23 June 2008

Pretty Distressed

Leonie's Artist Trading Card challenge this week is called Pretty Papers.

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is Nature & is sponsored by Crafty Individuals, so being crafty by nature, this is my challenge entry for Arty Girlz as well.


I took a mountboard base & covered it with papers from the Crafty Individuals Miniatures Flowers & Butterflies paper pad.

As the images are 45mm x 45mm to create a larger background I tore five of the images into smaller pieces & using clear gesso, stuck them to the base. Coating over the shiny paper with the gesso, also dulled the surface & gave it a lovely texture. I sanded the edges of the ATC, to complete the distressed look.

I took four of the butterfly images & cut them out. I used silicone glue to stick them to the ATC to give dimension.


Finally, I used the off cuts from the butterfly images & punched out four small flowers.

NB: The stand is a Reeves Mini Easel from Fred Aldous.

23 comments:

  1. You ATC is excellent, I really like the distressed look, it makes the butterflies really come out of the card. I like the stand as well, very posh!! Are you going to distress it?
    xxx
    Leonie

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  2. Very colourful - just up my street! Love the butterflies, they seem to appear lots in my crafting!

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  3. wow so much work on an ATC love what you have done the butterflys look gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  4. WOW This is gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xx

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  5. Wow this is fabulous, the butterflies are stunning

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  6. Wow Daisy! This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the decoupage! It's amazing!
    Love Becky xx

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  7. Oh wow this is so pretty Daisy!

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  8. What a fabulous ATC. Those butterflies look like that are about realy to take off and fly!

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  9. Wunderschöööööööööön!
    Ich liebe Schmetterlinge!

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  10. this is so beautiful and the butterflies look almost real - fab work Kath
    xxxx

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  11. This is outstanding work! Really beautiful.

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  12. Hi Daisy

    Stunning! Love it!

    Karen

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  13. This is brilliant, really looks like the butterflies are real!

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  14. WOW!! Those butterflies are gorgeous!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL ATC! Thanks for sharing your process! Your card is lovely!

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  16. Fabulous work Daisy - the colours are stunning!

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  17. Your ATC is stunning Daisy - I love it!! :0)

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  18. Very pretty atc - love the collage of papers.
    Ros

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  19. Stunning daisy - looks great on the mini easel. :-)xxx

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  20. What a lovely ATC!!! Woweeeee!!! Love it!

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