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01 October 2008

Ode to an Autumn Butterfly

The challenge this week on Creative Wednesday is to make a skinny (5 inches high by 3 inches wide).

My skinny uses the wonderful butterfly image from Dover Publications I used on my Moo this week, together with scraps of paper from my Autumn projects.


I covered the mountboard base with pva glue to stick small torn pieces of the leftover Shabby Princess papers. This was then coated in clear gesso coloured with a little yellow gold acrylic paint.

I overstamped the dried papers using a Paper Artsy rubber stamp.

I composed & typed up my ode on Shabby Princess Shabby Fall paper & printed it out together with my butterfly images.

Flutter, fly, beauty in motion,
Gentle, fragile, colour fantastic,
Jewel in the sky, soaring up high,
Brightening my day, cheering my soul.


Finishing touches were two large eyelets, orange satin ribbon & a skeleton leaf.

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely piece of art, Daisy. Love the butterflies.

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  2. Wow I´ve missed my words. This is so beautiful. I love it.

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  3. this is gorgeous daisy - i really do love those butterflies xx

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  4. beautiful skinny!!! great butterfly, I love it!!

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  5. Beautiful daisy, I love the butterflies xx

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  6. It's lovely. Thanks for the tip on how to collage bits of paper and make them 'gel' together - the gesso and then painting.
    Anne x

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  7. A stunning piece of art I love it!
    June x

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  8. Totally beautiful Daisy :)

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  9. Fantastic!!! Those butterfly's are beautiful! ♥

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  10. Wow...love all your details!

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  11. How gorgeous and the butterfly is stunning - so much work in it too!

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  12. Absolutely stunning! I love your butterfly art!!
    ~xx Barb xx~

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous, Daisy. love the colours and the depth you've created with the butterflies.

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