Dreamy Butterfly Days

Hello Everyone
Have you noticed that Crafty Individuals have a Anything Goes challenge theme for the month of May? You are welcome to enter so long as your artwork contains at least one Crafty Individuals product.
At the time of working on a sample for Crafty Individuals, I worked on another Mixed Media panel, at the same time but with different colour palette (first sample HERE).  I get wearied creating duplicates, maybe that is why I tend to drag my heels when it comes to Christmas cardmaking but I have a fondness for creating variations on a theme, in fact I really like those times when I can make a trio or more.

A 4.5″ x 9″ white/greyboard Alterables panel from That’s Crafty is the substrate for this mixed media piece.  One of my favourite substrates as it can take a fair bit of abuse from various media, water, heat….blogoneAs with the previous CI panel, one of their images is the focal.  Those pretty paper butterflies were a gift from my dear friend Dorthe.  They are actually cupcake sleeves, just needed to snip away to remove the butterflies!.two
Scraps of tea stained lace and the edge of a frail and faded pressed flower, the lace rose was added to the centre of the pressed flower.sevenDinky Stencils appear in the form of Harlequin (also available directly from That’s Crafty)and Dream which can be found HERE from That’s Crafty, I also used the beautiful Flight of Butterflies,  all stencilled with Grungepaste.
The fact they are dinky makes them a breeze for adding the merest hint of stencilling.three
CI-451 is a recently released Elements set.  On this panel I partially inked the border to randomly stamp on the panel, really just to create pattern and texture.Those little dots, they are Infusions!  I liked the pattern they created.fourThe stencilled butterflies, such a beautiful stencil design.eightThere is still time to enter the challenge. The Top 5 selected will win a Crafty Individuals stamp of their choice and not only that, all entrants are entitled to a discount code to use at the Crafty Individuals website. All details can be found HERE.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Autumn Clark
    May 26, 2016 @ 16:10:20

    Oh my how exquisite! I am so inspired by your work with Infusion!!!


  2. Lauren Hatwell
    May 26, 2016 @ 16:33:42

    SO beautiful Lynne. Lx


  3. butterfly
    May 26, 2016 @ 17:34:21

    Beautiful, Lynne – I’m really enjoying watching you play with the Infusions (when I get the chance). You’re getting such lovely vintage weathered effects with them.
    Alison x


  4. corrie
    May 26, 2016 @ 17:38:46

    Such a beautiful delicate piece Lynne !
    Corrie x


  5. Sue F
    May 26, 2016 @ 18:13:26

    Stunning. I love the way you use colour and texture to create such beautiful pieces.


  6. Anne R
    May 26, 2016 @ 21:14:11

    Beautiful background, wonderful colours and I just love the gorgeous little butterflies! Anne xx


  7. Annie G
    May 27, 2016 @ 06:41:38

    A fabulous mixed media make Lynne x wonderful background and I love all the textures and details. The lady looks amazing surrounded by your beautiful adornments
    Tfs and hugs
    Annie x


  8. sharon
    May 27, 2016 @ 11:04:08

    This is absolutely stunning!!!!


  9. Kathleen Bumb
    May 27, 2016 @ 12:23:09

    Sent from my iPad. 👓



  10. Gerrina
    May 27, 2016 @ 15:53:54

    Looks so fresh and spring to me… And you inspire me to get using my diecuts more; your butterflies combine beautiful! Enjoy the weekend!


  11. Dorthe Hansen
    May 27, 2016 @ 16:12:56

    So amazing, dear Lynne.
    The stenciled butterflies are looking so delicate in the cream tone, and little spots of brown. And oh the colormix you created with the infusions, I love it. So happy you could use the butterflies , they look lovely here, together with the beautiful image, and the wonderful dried flower you combined with the lace one.
    A gorgeous panel again Lynne.
    Dorthe xx


  12. Sharon Bruner
    May 27, 2016 @ 16:25:43

    What a wonderful work of art! Love, love, love the way you have used Infusions on this. It most definitely is titled perfectly: Dreamy Butterfly Days. Such a sweet lady, who also looks a bit dreamy. I love that you only put one word on this panel: DREAM. I’ve been using my dinky stencils more, thanks to your inspiration! What a fabulous flight of butterflies stencil! Isn’t it great that the dots make for loads of texture?! Just super that you were able to use Dorthe’s gift by cutting out the butterflies to add to this piece. As usual, you have added just the right finishing touches: lace, faded flower, and that piece of ticket with the numbers on it. They all continue the feel of a Dreamy Butterfly Day in years gone by. Just marvelous, Lynne! inkybru xx


  13. Julie Lee
    May 27, 2016 @ 23:31:03

    What a truly lovely piece of work, Lynne. I adore this colour palette and you have really taken flight with Infusions. The stencil butterflies are exquisite and the little cupcake case butterflies from Dorthe are a wonderful addition. I could gaze at this panel for hours on end, dreamy butterfly day after dreamy butterfly day! xx


  14. michele s
    May 28, 2016 @ 00:45:40

    quite lovely! xo


  15. Paper Profusion
    May 28, 2016 @ 11:35:16

    Fabulous sense of fluttering Lynne! I always love neutrals. I hope you are keeping as well as can be. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x


  16. Samantha Read
    May 28, 2016 @ 16:12:52

    Oh my, look at all those lovely layers and details, simply divine Lynne.
    Poppy and I wish you a wonderful weekend xxx


  17. Sophie
    May 29, 2016 @ 08:18:02

    Oh, Lynne, das ist wieder einmal bezaubernd und verzaubernd.
    Wie ein altes antikes Kunstwerk, so fein und herrlich ausgestattet.
    Die junge Lady in Blüten und Schmetterlingen einbetten, das schaffst nur du so exquisit, liebe Lynne.
    Auch farblich wunderschön gestaltet.

    Eine schöne neue Woche wünscht dir von Herzen Sophie


  18. pearshapedchris
    May 29, 2016 @ 19:19:22

    Oh My! This is the most stunning panel – love those hints of pink coming through! Chrisx


  19. coco
    May 30, 2016 @ 13:47:38

    This variation is also exquisite Lynne, very different from the first one but just as good and beautiful, wow!!!
    Fabulous artwork at the moment, in every direction and for all your DTs. 🙂
    Hugs, enjoy your day my lovely friend. Coco xxxx


  20. Avril
    Jun 03, 2016 @ 16:35:38

    A stunning panel Lynne, love the butterfly textured background.
    Avril xx


  21. Jackie P Neal
    Sep 15, 2016 @ 13:22:17

    So delicate Lynne! I do love the butterflies with your soft palette!
    Jackie xx


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