Tuesday, 25 May 2010

butterfly reminder...

I am following projects in the Artistic Mother group and today I made a butterfly reminder. I have covered the butterfly shape with various papers, stamped images and wall tile adhesive! I found out that this is a great substitute for gesso as its textured, dries quickly with a heat gun and is really cheap for a big tub! The heart at the bottom has a little flower clip for me to attach various reminder words such as paint, sew or read etc. I had fun making this today in the middle of arranging my sons family birthday party for tonight. This morning some beautiful clematis appeared which I have growing naturally around my cordyline palm tree..so had to photograph them with my butterfly..(click on photo to see detail)

25 comments:

Creative Carmelina said...

oh this is so sweet! and i love that you photographed it among the flowers! they are brilliant!

nice work!

ciao bella!
have yourself a great day!
creative carmelina

snakkemunn said...

So beautiful. :))

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi! My alternative to gesso is wall putty, I wonder if that's similar to your tile adhesive? Nice project! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lori said...

Fab-U-Lous. I like it, A LOT!

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful and taking it outside to shoot it is inspired!

Trudy Callan said...

Your Butterfly reminder is very pretty. It looks so nice amongst the flowers in the tree. Thanks for the tips of using tile adhesive. I had never heard of that.

And thanks for the compliment on my dress on my sewing blog. That would be so neat if you would make one, too. Let me know if you do.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

A beautiful collage!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your butterfly looks so natural among your flowers, Both are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Sid said...

Fab butterfly and love your clematis too !

Carin said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous! And it sits so well among the flowers. Oh, and great tip about using the wall tile adhesive!

Martina2801 said...

Lovely work, Lorraine! I do enjoy seeing your artwork.

Shona Cole said...

this is beautiful Lorraine. I love the gesso alt. gotta try that sometime!

Joyce said...

Lorraine, this is so gorgeous!!! Love the clip idea. Gonna have to apply that idea to something. Also like the gesso alt. Too cool!

Lori Saul said...

Oh this is so beautiful - it speaks to enchantment and what a wonderful photo to display this unique piece! Love this Lorraine!

Donna said...

Lorraine..that is so so pretty! I love butterflies anyway...but yours has such a beautiful color. I can't wait for this summer when I get to start doing Shona's projects too!

For now, I'll keep you comment about the cheap gesso in mind. I've got to find a CHEAP way to do this stuff!

Have fun at your party!

Debby said...

This is really beautiful. Great idea to put it among your flowers.
debby

LME said...

Looks great :)

LME said...

ps we have water :)

Lulabelle said...

What a lovely butterfly! Love the clematis too!

Linda said...

What a great idea Lorraine....and you photographed it beautifully.

craftytrog said...

This is a fabulous arty piece Lorraine, & the clematis is stunning!

Angelnorth said...

That's lovely, love the Buddha image fading in at the centre and the shabby look over all, fab stuff!

Melinda Cornish said...

the clematis and the butterfly are so pretty...I still cant find my artistic moms book...I think it grew legs and walked off....it is the weirdest thing....I cant wait to make a banner and a butterfly!

Queen Bee said...

This is wonderful! It's so beautiful!

Kristin said...

This is just stunning! I love the writing on the wings and the budda center - just wonderful, Kristin xo