Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge - "Blossoms and Butterflies"

Hi Girls, I hope you are having a good weekend, though I suspect like me youve had quite a bit of rain over the last 24 hours. Weve been to Didcot today to visit the Railway Museum and Exhibition, my hubby loves steam engines and I took over 80 photos (not all brilliant) and he took nearly 90 photos himself so hes been having great fun looking at them since we got back this afternoon.
Ive created a picture for this challenge as I felt that it would be nice to do something different as this rose would get a bit squashed if I tried to put it into an envelope if it was attached to a card. The rose, and the sprays of flowers were all created from paper, and built up in layers, then attached to a base sheet of card again in layers to get the spray effect, I also tied a bow and attached it to the stems. The butterflies were created from a piece of rainbow paper and stuck in random places afterwards.
I hope you like the end result, I will now be hanging  the frame on the wall in my craft room. I should have said that I created this picture with the help of the Leonie Em Floral Punch craft Book, she has made a similar picture, but I think you will find that I have a lot more small white flowers than she has. I will look to find some of the photos I took when creating my roses.


Claireabelle said...

Just gorgeous Shirley

brenda said...

Oh wow Shirley, this really is very special.

So much work and all those tiny blossoms built up to create a truly stunning piece of artwork.

Pleased you had a nice morning out, I think the rain is fairly general, but it's a UK bank holiday so we come to expect it don't we.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Poppy said...

gorgeous picture,its ages since I've made any flowers, they look really pretty, sounds like you had a nice morning.Have a great rest of the weekend.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! absolutely gorgeous. my favorite one!

Heather said...

Oh Shirley,

This is stunning! So pretty and the flowers just pop. I want to touch it! Gorgeous!!!

dolcreations said...

Holy smokes Shirley...the love and patience you put into this card is unbelievable! This must have taken you some time....sometimes it is good when it rains, as you do not feel so bad to be in the creative room! Love the flowers Shirley!

Crafty Chris said...

wow Shirley Framed and all absolutely gorgeous.
Christine x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Shirley,
This is stunning! It will look fabulous on your craftroom wall.
Many thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot with month.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Clare x

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
this is just gorgsoue hun, beautiful rose, stunning creation, yep we had lots rain, typical BH weather eh! lol. sue,x

Rach said...

oh wow Shirley this is stunning, it must have taken you ages.. the rose is beautiful put alongside the tiny white flowers... I did try this paper craft once... and failed miserably.. i don't think that i am patient enough... glad to hear that you had a great time on your day out..xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Shirley,so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Janette said...

Gorgeous Shirley,you must have soooo much patience you enjoyed your day out....we are still having fine weather here...for a counting myself

Kim Piggott said...

This is so beautiful Shirley what an amazing flower!
Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us tomorrow.
kim x

Angela said...

Shirley this is beautiful, the rose is so realistic, such a gorgeous colour. No rain here, but its cold!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Angela x

Sol said...

This Rose is Beautiful! Looks almost real! WOW! :)

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Wow .. .. you have such patience to put this masterpiece together and it looks fantastic.

Sounds like you have had a good time out with hubby.

Enjoy Bank Holiday Monday too.

Love Jules xx

Leann said...

Oh Shirley - this is beautiful!
Hugs x

Spyder said...

oh wow his is gooooooorgeous Shirley!! It must have taken you ages to get all those tiny flowers to look so lovely!
((Hugs Lyn))))

sundownerin said...

wow!! i love the tiny sweet butterfies, and the one sitting on the flower!!!

Vanessa said...

Wow beautiful!! This is my favorite so far!!

Linnie said...

shirley this is wonderful

chris said...

wow Shirley this is very very special, love the idea of it.
thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge, lots of hugs chris xx

Sadilla said...

Very very very pretty project dear!! I loove it!

Kleeblatt said...

Wow, this is so wonderful. I love it

Hugs Monika

coldwaters2 said...

Oh WOW Shirley I am gobsmacked....this is just pure perfection what a stunning picture to hang on your wall that rose the added flowers oh my I cannot say enough about this creation it would be fantastic if you could let us know how you made that wonderful rose wow Shirley I love it thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot.
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, love all the work in this. Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

Wow, Shirley! This is a stunning piece of art! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month!

Melodie said...

Wow, I have never seen such a beautiful rose.

pinky said...

Wow Shirley that is just stunning work, wouldn't have a clue where to start with that one. Thanks so much for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month. Hugs

Paula said...

Oh wow Shirley this is absolutly beautiful.

Hugs Paula xxxx