Thursday, 30 July 2015

Watercolor Wings home decor artwork - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Hello and welcome to another blog hop brought to you by the official Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team. It's my last outing with the team but many of my team-mates will be continuing to inspire you each week so make sure you bookmark their blogs won't you!

BUTTERFLIES ON THE WALL
This week the whole team will be featuring the fabulous Watercolour Wings photopolymer stamp set so you really are in for a treat! My own project was inspired by those wonderful home decor pieces in the shops at the moment - no need to buy those when they're so simple to make at home! Come and see:


I used the smaller butterfly from Watercolor Wings to create this artwork. Forget two step stamping, you can layer these babies up in five steps, which makes them very detailed indeed :) You can even add extra detail with markers as I did here to truly customise your butterflies.


You'll need a frame with a recess, sometimes called a shadow frame. Mine was from Marks and Spencer, but I know Ikea do inexpensive similar frames. Colourwise, it's best to stick to a theme - for example, my butterflies all started with a Crushed Curry base and I've built them up with blues, greens and oranges.


In this close-up you can see how each butterfly is resting on a die-cut. I used the small, lacy butterfly from the Bold Butterfly framelits to cut these out of Typeset speciality designer paper.

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So what do you think?! I hope I've inspired you to make your own piece of butterfly artwork for your home or to give as a gift. Now it's time to see what the rest of the team has been up to. Click the button below to carry on the blog hop with the fab Allison Okamitsu!



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BUTTERFLIES ON THE NOSE!
Before I go today, I just have to share this stunning photo by Candice Sedighan whose work has been inspired by her wonderful Golden Retriever, Champ.


How adorable is that?! No matter how many sit-stays we practise, I can't imagine Eva sitting still, gazing soulfully into the distance while I take a photo of her with a cheeky butterfly on her nose! See more of Candice's amazing photos and find out more about her here.

I'll be back tomorrow for the very last time so do pop in to say goodbye won't you.

Hugs,

26 comments:

  1. Love your frame. Love the butterflies. I miss my crafting supplies!
    I'll be back tomorrow.
    Eveline.

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  2. What a lovely piece! It looks amazing.

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  3. Vicky so sorry to hear you won't be continuing with Design Team until October. You have brought many wonderful ideas to this crafter from California. Hope to keep following your regular blog post though so I don't go through withdrawal from your awesome craftiness! Greetings from the Monterey peninsula.

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  4. Wow! Vicky I am drooling over this! It's so Amazingly Beautiful!

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  5. This is gorgeous - I do love these box frames and they are perfect for butterflies - J xx

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  6. A www Vicky;((( I DO open you only mean Goodbye from your "Stint" as an Artisnan Team member. I can't do without my Vicky fix !!
    Susan ( Demo Gloucestershire) XX

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  7. Seriously Vicky!! I just convinced myself I do not need to buy the stamps with these framelits and you go and post this!!! What are doing to me?! Here I am trying hard to save my pennies for the Amazing Holiday Catalogue and now I am poised to order this whole set! Thanks to this most beautiful framed art you created! Argh! Thanks for the enabling! LOL! Do you think the butterfly is photo-shopped? I know my Rosie would try and eat it if it got that close! haha.

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  8. What a beautiful project Vicky - the perfect parting shot from the Artisan Design Team. These butterflies are beautiful and your frame would make a gorgeous gift and so much nicer than those you buy in the shops!

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  9. Boo Hoo Hoo
    What am I to do?
    Without my daily fix of Vicky
    My life is going to be very Icky!!

    Ok, I'll never make a poet - but I will really miss your blog, your crafting inspiration and little anecdotes.

    Much love xxxxxx.

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  10. What a beautiful project and a perfect last project on the Artisan Design Team, well done Vicky, will miss these blog hops xx

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  11. What a GORGEOUS project...love what you've done with the butterflies.
    awesome pic too!

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  12. You are definitely leaving the Design Team on a high. What a fabulous piece - truly inspiring x x

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  13. Beautiful, thanks for sharing your talent.

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  14. So beautiful, Vicky! It will not be the same each week without you :( Wishing you all the best! Hugs!! xo

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  15. Thank you for a year of gorgeous work and inspiration!! This is lovely!

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  16. Vicky, it's beautiful and is a true work of art. Everything you create is. Thank you sweetie.

    Hugs,
    Em xxx

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  17. So pretty Vicky! I am going to miss seeing you little pieces of art pop up in my blog reader. I hope you keep in touch with all of us.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your remarkable artwork with us!

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  19. Beautiful project Vicky. As always! Seems fitting to remind you that you are just SO talented and a true inspiration! Thank you for your brilliant Artisan Team work all year...

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  20. It has been an amazing year...so sad to see you go. Best wishes.

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  21. So creative Vicky! You will be missed! Sending prayers and hugs your way as you move on:)

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  22. So beautiful Vicky! Gorgeous! We will miss you!!!!!

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  23. FANTASTIC project. Very inspiring.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  24. Loved your style and your work this last year Vicky. Have watched for it every week. I'm new to stamping and have used many of your ideas successfully. Thank you so much. Pam

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  25. I am late to the goodbye party....this project is amazing and I will be casing it for sure! We are going to miss you and your brilliant projects so much! Prayers and hugs as you step into a new adventure in life! Keep in touch with us when you can!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x