Wednesday, 23 July 2008

MADJAK DESIGNS - Butterfly Stamp

I am entering this for This Thursday Challenge Blog


At last I got to use one of my beautiful stamps from MADJAK designs. It is one of a set of four ATC sized stamps and they are gorgeous - I am trying to do them justice!

After a visit yesterday from Paula I was inspired by the way she colours her backgrounds with different shades of ink - so I had a go. O.K. so it looks mainly black - but there are different shades to make it look like that!

After shading the backing card, I stamped out a butterfly on acetate and coloured the back with firstly alcohol inked gold - then once dry added red acrylic paint. Although you can't see it here - it gives the butterfly a lovely gold shimmer on top of the red. A bit like painting in reverse!

I had a whale of a time with textured paste - as you can see - and incorporated butterfly red, gold, silver, black shades, and white.

I stamped on layers of ferns - with the top layer having some sea foam embossing.

I sprayed some dried twigs black and that was 'sunk' in place with a No Nails product and coloured to match the rest of the texture.

The butterfly is resting on the twigs - its head is the 'bud' from a dried twig as cutting out the head and antennae of the butterfly out of acrylic was a bit out of my scope. The butterfly antennae are twigs with 'buds' conveniently on the top, painted with gold leaf

It hangs by gold thread at the top.

I would just like to thank Linda for the stamps, together with Zuzu, Ginger and Paula all of whom have inspired and encouraged me - and I think that their guidance and influence is beginning to show in my work.

24 comments:

LazyKay said...

WOW Lottie, you HAVE been inspired! I bet this is very twinkly in real life and would fool a REAL butterfly.

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Paula said...

Im not just seeing this Lottie but by jove this is stunning,,I love everything about it.....I bet your well chuffed how this turned out,,I know I would be!

Zuzu's Blog said...

oh wow lottie .. these are gorgeous!!!!!

Linda said...

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Linda said...

great work Lottie, don't forget to send me an email with the images, so they can go on MADJAK

Kitschen Pink said...

an allotment AND all this too!! amazing! t.x

Ginger said...

these are amazing Lottie

Momiji said...

beautiful ..really lovely piece!

Melanie said...

oooo lottie i likey mucho,really lovely,and i love how you've used the twigs

Susie Blackwell said...

wonderful , I love the colours and feel of texure in the photo and butterflies are always a hit with me1
thanks for playing along!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Hi Lottie

Beautiful and very complex peice of work. Its hard to believe that you havn't been messing around with altered art for years
Thanks for taking part in this weeks This Thursday challenge
Tracey

Fiona Whitehead said...

A very lovely piece - no wonder you love it - thanks for joining in with This Thursday

lottie said...

I am so pleased - 12 comments - that you one and all for your encouragement - an all time record for me!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Yay Lottie!! well done for entering this thursday..

now if you win .. dont forget who told you all about it ;-)

lottie the allotment lady said...

I don't have a hope in h**** chance again your fabulous canvas - but its the taking part that counts!

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a gorgeous piece! I can see why it took you all day, and it was worth every second! It's fabulous!!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Hi Again Lottie

I noticed that you are having problems with the This thursday banner. A couple of people have found when they copy and paste the html into their blogs it has added some extra characters, I have no idea why this is happening. If you paste it in then check it againstr the original and just delet the extra characters. it then works fine.
It happened to cazzy

Alberta and Ava said...

Composition, color, and texture all come together in thi sperfect piece! It is lovely.

Kim said...

Wow this is beautiful. WHat a fab piece of art. I love it. Kimx

Gillian said...

This is such a great piece Lottie:)

Caro said...

Wow Wow Wow! That is simply fantastic. what a lot of work has gone into this and so many interesting techniques giving it fabulous texture. Wonderful. Well done! xxx

lottie the allotment lady said...

Thank you all for your very kind comments

daisy said...

Beautiful :o)

Shairon said...

Wow, Lottie! Every piece of work that I look at on your blog just leaves me gaping....... Where DO you get your inspiration? This piece in particular is stunning!
Shairon