Saturday, 6 March 2010

Lots to Do Challenge

The theme over at the Lots to Do Challenge this week is distress - the Tim Holtz variety (not the life threatening OMG no variety!)
I actually made this a couple of weeks ago as I purchased Sir Tim's new book and felt inspired! It started off life a beer matt. I brought my Adirondack dabbers out of retirement and used TH's resist technique from his book
The butterfly I cut from a template and stamped the backside whilst I covered the top with pages from a book (you know, the Jane Austen one!) I then stamped over the top and painted it with rock candy crackle glaze. The flower I made from grunge paper covered with book pages and cut out (this is all from Tim's book by the way) and then stuck an old button in the centre.
The embelishment on the bottom is actually an old earring that I covered with sepia accents!
I actually made this for someone so if she looks I hope she wont be disappointed when she receives it!!
Have a fabulous rest of the day :o)

17 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab art hun, looks great :O))

Carol Ann said...

This is fab-u-lous! Claire I'm sure your friend will just love it.

Carol Ann xx

crafty creations said...

Its fantastic Claire - Love the way you've put your interpretation on it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx HIlda

Ang C said...

Love this piece

craftytrog said...

Stunning artwork! x

Sparkle said...

How lovely!

Riet said...

Beautiful Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Femmy said...

it's fantastic!!

carian said...

I love it Claire, you certainly do sir T proud with your interpretations.xx

The Inky Minx said...

Very cool, love that flutterby :)

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Claire and I love your charms as well!
Clairex

Mags said...

Wow, love this Claire, it's stunning!

Sir T will be shaking in his boots! he he

Zoechaos said...

Claire this is magical, your lucky friend will love it.

Andrea said...

A fab piece Claire,love it
xx

mommabear said...

What a fabulous piece I hav the book but not done anything with it after seeing this I must try it

lesleyanne said...

great artwork Claire
lesley xx

Lynn Stevens said...

your paper flower is just the cutest thing, great piece, Tim would be pleased!