Monday, 9 September 2013

Inspired by Alison Bomber (Butterfly) for Paperartsy

I have been following Alison's blog for a while now, and always, without fail, love her projects.  So yesterday when the new semester started at Paperartsy, it was announced that Alison was the first of the new guest designers.  We were in for a treat.

Alison created a trio of panels on the Paperartsy papier mache hanging boards, but I didn't have three, so used 3 of the Paperartsy heavy, coated grey board pieces instead.

I followed Alison's tutorial, and some of the same stamps, so check her post here for the low-down

This is my version.

 I've used Frescos in Guacamole, Sage, Snowflake, Vanilla, and Tinned Peas.  The tissue stamping I used Background 6 from the Ink and the Dog range.
the sequin waste stencilling was with Green Olives
For my stamped and embossed images I used the Wendy Vecchi Cornflower Blue ink (I LOVE this blue!) and clear embossed it.
 Added some butterfly/moth images, and sepia stamping same as Alison did, but avoided using the same images wherever possible.

For my Fresco embossing, at the bottom of each panel I used one of the Dylusions border stencils and Holly Fresco.  It worked better than I thought - though you do have to heat it for a while for the embossing to work... I was starting to panic!
Finally added some script stamping in sepia archival, and some grunge paste stencilled through a sequin waste stencil - I decided to leave this white as there was quite a lot of colour on it by now..


The three panels - I forgot to get some chopsticks or anything else to fix them all together, so for now, they are still separate.

Alison, thank you for this first challenge (and indeed, today's which is equally fabulous) - I had loads of fun with this!!

I am linking it here to the Paperartsy blog challenge
and also to Simon Says Monday Challenge - Emboss

23 comments:

Miriam said...

Lovely work Helen... Great version...

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Helen this is fabulous and you were so quick off the mark!!! I love the way you've adapted it with different but equally effective stamps. I have been following Alison for a little while too and I love her creativity!You have created a real beauty of a make here! I really love her second make too. Hope I get time to play this week! Julie Ann xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely trio Helen, great colours and images . Love the background stamping and the focal images are lovely. Tracy x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous trio there, works really well.

Can't wait to try out the fresco embossing!!

Sam xxx

Anita Abercrombie said...

Beautiful! Well done xx

massofhair said...

Gorgeous colours 3 beautiful tags Helen:-)

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that looks great.

butterfly said...

It's delicious, Helen - love your embossed border at the bottom, and the grunge paste in its natural state is delicious too (mine would probably have stayed that way if not for an accidental brush with the blending tool!). Thank you so much for all your lovely support - this week, and over so much longer too!!
Alison xx

Leandra Franich said...

Wow. Well done Helen. Looks great. Need to get Wendy's inks methinks. Partic the blue!!!

Lin said...

Blimey that was quick..love your trio Helen and that blue ink is a lovely colour!! It came out beautifully..

margaret said...

Lovely work Helen, this is a lovely style, must get something done soon

inkypinkycraft said...

Ww you have really captured this piece , it looks fab x hugs x

Carmen said...

Just went and had a peep - I love the idea of holding it all together with chopsticks (and good excuse for a takeaway *g*)

This is really lovely Helen - hope it's going on the wall and not in that huuuuuge pile of finished projects? (Criminal!)

Trish said...

Wonderful job Helen, it looks great! I also found it took longer than usual to heat emboss on the paint - I was worried my card would end up scorching before it melted, but it got there in the end.

craftimamma said...

This is a beautiful trio Helen. The whole project looks really delicate and the embossed Fresco at the bottom looks fab. Well done.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

beautiful take on Alison's project Helen! Love it!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous make! Your 'case' of butterfly is beautiful. Love The colors you've used. Saving up for this WV inks and someday maybe the Fresco paints. :)

butterfly said...

See... I knew they looked familiar! Apologies - my brain is in free-fall at the moment!!
Alison x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a fabulous project! Love all the stamped and embossed images. Very great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous and I loved the play by play!

Candy C said...

Helen...you are a quick study of Alison's work! Isn't her work amazing? Your triptych is beautiful! I really love your backgrounds and your lovely images that you've embossed. The flowers and butterflies are so pretty against the stenciled and stamped backgrounds. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Jacqui Chimes said...

Lovely

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful triptych ! I stopped at one...