Friday, 5 June 2015

Eroded Metallic Butterfly Plaque


Life continues to be a little hectic round here but I came up with a plan! ( I am a bit slow sometimes). I am currently lucky enough to be involved in a pop up craft shop selling a few of my little creations and this has been keeping me busy along with the day job. I haven't entered a challenge for a while and am missing my blogging time. So this week when making a few more things for the shop I realised (yes... slow) that I could combine the two things!

So I made this little plaque incorporating Tim Holtz's Eroded Metallic technique ( P44 Compendium of Curiosities 3) which is the current challenge at Linda Ledbetter. This months challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium

Both my butterfly and circular frame use the technique and I have mounted them on an a plaque painted to create a wood effect. I created the body of the butterfly by wrapping string around a stick and also framed the piece with string. In a moment of madness for me I added stickles around the edge too. I have varnished the entire piece for the shop which I probably wouldn't have otherwise done.




I would also like to enter:
That's Crafty - All that Glitters

Thanks for peeking today and for the lovely comments this week. I am planning a good visit around blogs later today or Sunday. Have a lovely weekend.
Nikki
xxx

22 comments:

  1. Stunning butterfly, Nikki! Great job with eroded metallic. I wouldn't have grabbed the glitter for the edges, but its just the thing for this piece!! It's a very nice contrast with the wood and metal motif. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C, very cool!!

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  2. Gorgeous wall hand Nikki! Your butterfly is stunning and I love the wood technique in the background. hugs :)

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  3. Terrific technique on this stunning project NIkki

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Oooh this is lovely Nikki, I love the butterfly body and may very well have to steal your idea for that ;)
    Congrats on the pop up shop too, well done you for doing it, I really admire that
    Have a lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  5. Gorgeous project Nikki.
    Avril xx

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  6. Gorgeous project Nikki.
    Avril xx

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  7. Gorgeous project Nikki.
    Avril xx

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  8. Beautiful Nikki and I love the centre of your butterfly.
    Julie x

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  9. Stunning Nikki, the butterfly really does take centre stage and I even like the bits of sparkle around the edges, that was a great idea! Anne xx

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  10. So cool! LOVE the rope body and the eroded metallic background! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3Challenge!!!

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  11. super eroded metallic Nikki - gorgeous!!! Big huggles Rachel x

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  12. Beautiful and will look fabulous with all your other gorgeous creations on your stand xxx

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  13. Hello Nikki,
    Great looking plaque, the butterfly and the technique look incredible; loving the gloss finish.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. Love your plaque Nikki and that butterfly looks stunning !! How fun to be part of a pop up shop.....such a great idea !!

    Sending best wishes
    Annie x

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  15. OOOhhhhh ohhh Ooooh that shimmer on the butterfly has me hooked like a moth to a flame, I can't stop staring at the different hues!! And wow a pop up shop, that sounds like fun!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  16. Hi, Nikki, Congratulations on selling your things in the shop! And yes, a great idea to combine the blog challenges with sales! Your eroded metallic technique is spot on, and I just LOVE your butterfly! The stickles are a great addition to frame the entire wall hanging! Thank you for stopping by my blog on your way around! It means a lot to me!

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  17. Hi, Nikki, Congratulations on selling your things in the shop! And yes, a great idea to combine the blog challenges with sales! Your eroded metallic technique is spot on, and I just LOVE your butterfly! The stickles are a great addition to frame the entire wall hanging! Thank you for stopping by my blog on your way around! It means a lot to me!

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  18. Hi Nikki! I'm a little late to the party ... but better late than never, as they say! Your Tim layered butterfly done in the eroded metallic technique is BEAUTIFUL! I so love what you've created and entered into the challenge. The stickles really add to the frame...just that little touch of bling that was needed. Beautiful design! Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  19. Wowzers! This is fantastic! Love the big beautiful butterfly with this technique. So glad you've joined us once again. Nice to have you back with your wonderful creativity.

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  20. Lovely, Nikki!! Your eroded metallic butterfly is simply lovely!! XOXO-Shari

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  21. A stunning make ! Nikki n congrats on it being a winner over at CC3C #29! So pleased for you :) x

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  22. The wood effect is superb, Nikki - and the metallic butterfly looks amazing. I love the rope body - so creative - and I see congratulations are in order for your win at CC3C. Bravo!
    Alison xx

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