Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Specimen 2a

My next piece has been created for the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Metal.
Grungy Monday - Following Tim's technique HERE.
The Stampman Challenge - Butterflies and Dragonflies.
 
This is my background piece which I have photographed separately as it is very difficult to photograph behind glass. I have decorated this piece using Tim's technique highlighted above for Grungy Monday.
I have added butterflies from Tim's Papillon set if stamps, stamped onto the Retro Grunge paper stack and added metal embellishments to the bodies along with a metal philosophy tag from the Idea-ology range.
I placed my piece behind a frame which has been painted with Fresco paint Toad Hall and I then dry brushed Honey Dew over the top to give a washed appearance.  Metal corners have been added along with wings top and bottom.
Specimen 2a has been added using Tim's Alpha Parts.
A close up shot to show a little more of the detail, sorry about the glare but it was very difficult to get a photograph behind the glass. 

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.  Tracy x x

32 comments:

Willy said...

What a wonderful and surprising piece, Tracy!

Kaz said...

Wow tracy love the butterflies looks so cool, another fantastic piece xxx
Kazx

Emma said...

Ooo, wow, I like this...a LOT!! Another beautiful masterpiece. :)
Love Emma xx

Paula said...

fab piece

Nan said...

Love love this. The most creative way I've ever seen to make these butterflies!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Beautiful work Tracy, love the detail and colours. I'm with you, getting good clear pics is hard if there's no sun but behind glass is a whole new ball game. Well done for getting it as clear as you did, Gay xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Stunning ! No I really mean it ! What a gorgeous project the butterflies are exquisite.

Marie

Lori said...

This is exceptional Tracy! LOVE the butterflies, and the colors on this are awesome! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Carrie said...

A fabulous piece of art Tracy, I love it. Thank you so much for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it.
Hugs
Carrie
xxx

craftytrog said...

A beautiful creative piece Tracy! x

Patricia said...

Wow LOVE this so much!
Greetz Patricia

Juls said...

wow this is just amazing!!!! HUgs Juls

Suzanne C said...

So cool. Love the metal bodies on your butterflies! The box is a wonderful frame to your images!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love the wings on top of the butterfly - haven't seen that before!

Gez said...

Wow! That's SO clever Tracy. I love it..xx

(NO links I see as yet..phew!)

Lisa Somerville said...

Just fab Tracy - love the box, perfect for your beautiful art!

Candy C said...

Tracy...this is lovely! I am so glad that you took pictures of it in steps. Wow...what an impact that has! I LOVE the butterflies with their trinket pin bodies, etc. Very very cool! Love the colors and the design as well. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Susan Allan said...

Lovely piece of work Tracy
Sue xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy I saw this over at ATT and fell in Love with your Butterfly specimen collage. Its incredible. Thanks for the inspiration.
hugs Lynn

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Tracy ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

lynne said...

This is amazing.
Wishes
Lynne

Debbie said...

Very Awesome! Love this project! I really like how you used the trinket pins with the butterflies!

papillon said...

that is awesome! love everything about it: the butterflies, the background, the framework, the title... awesome!

Linda R. said...

That butterfly is awesome.. What am I saying.. Your whole project here is awesome..

Hugs, Linda

Basement Stamper said...

very cool creation Tracy!

Evelyn S. said...

This is just totally amazing! It's definitely worthy of a space in a gallery!

sasa said...

I really love the colour combinations - grunge with elegance! The butterflies and moths look just superb and the glass is the perfect setting. A beautiful creation!

Zuzu's Blog said...

really lovely item Tracy. very subtle yet full of detail. nice job.
Z x

Dan said...

Lovely project, and great use of the idea-ology embellishments! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Tracy,
How could I have missed this...it is fantastic.The background the butterflies amazing. take care, gerri

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

WOW! Wow, wow, WOW! Tracy, this is awesome, amazing... a masterpiece! The butterflies are such an ingenious design, and the the background is perfect. I keep scrolling back up the page to admire it, and it gets more wonderful with every viewing. Thank you SO much for sharing this at Grungy Monday!

PsyPenguin said...

Fabulous piece! The details on the bodies and wings of the butterflies are wonderful and the colours are just beautiful. xx