Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Shabby Butterfly album cover

Hello everyone. Over at the Countryview Challege blog our theme this month is Shabby Chic. For my second project this month I altered a wooden butterfly album cover.
The wooden butterfly started out looking like this:
I covered it in gesso and added some stencilling with a Crafters Workshop stencil:
I also added some crackle paste in places, for the inevitable crackle that I love on projects like this:
I then added colour with various Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics until I was happy with the result. I also used some white Antiquing Cream to add to the shabby feel of it.
The flowers cluster was created on top of a Tim Holtz Mixed media die cut. I also added some cheese cloth, a little stamped butterfly, some twine and a pen nib. The flowers were coloured with the same paints and edged with a bit of gesso and some treasure gold.
The sentiment iS from the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers and that is pretty much it.
Thank you so much for dropping in today, I always really appreciate your visits and if you like Shabby Chic, do check out our challenge and play along!

31 comments:

Bastelverliebt said...

Hallo Astrid
Ein wunderschöner Schmetterling mit vielen tollen Details! Ich bin hin und weg! Danke fürs zeigen und die Anleitung. Dir eine schöne Zeit.
LG Petra

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful detailed butterfly cover ! All your projects are done with so much love! Amazing!
oxo
Susi

brenda said...

What a transformation Astrid, totally inspirational.

B x

chrissie said...

Wonderful textures and such a great shape for a book.Little touches like the pen nib make it special

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Really stunning! Valerie

Irene said...

Really quite beautiful, love all the detail you have put on x

Vintagehandmade said...

OMG, absolutely stunning and inspirational album cover, Astrid! What an amazing textured background with all those cracks! I learn always something new from you! Love the colours and that fantastic flower arrangement! I am so impressed!
Branka xxx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Soft and shabby chic and ever so pretty!

Patty O'Malley said...

Love the way you altered this cover!

Maryanne said...

Beautiful, Astrid! I love all your texture, as always!

Samra Leshinski said...

Absolutely stunning work!!! So many gorgeous details and outstanding texture! Thank you for the inspiration!

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful, with all the details, and the most lovely colour tones, Astrid. I love how you crackled, and used the bits of cheese cloth, -and the roses from T.H. new die, are so lovely, also here. I think I have to look for the stencil you used :-)
Hugs,Dorthe

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Astrid, your butterfly is so very beautiful. I love the crackling - awesome.

Dagmar said...

Oh wow - it´s so fantastic!!!! I love what you´ve created! Hugs, Dagmar

Redanne said...

Is there anything more beautiful than butterflies and flowers.... yes - your gorgeous album Astrid, I love everything about it! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

absolutely brilliant - fabulous shabby chic Astrid - so very pretty xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous butterfly cover Astrid ! Love the crackle and the embossed script. Sue C x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What an elegant alteration of the wooden butterfly, Astrid!

Meggymay said...

A stunning project, as always the texture and detail looks awesome.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

Astrid - I have been absent far too long. I keep thinking I am going to catch up but do not seem to. Your butter fly is so gorgeous - I love your style - always have and always will.
Sandy xx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty and I love the colours I'm still trying to catch up Will look at posts I've missed but won't comment as I'm not sure if you go back

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such an elegant creation! Astrid. I love all the gorgeous colors and details on this butterfly cover. :)

Marisa Job said...

Gorgeous butterfly!! Love the texture and colors!!

Diana Taylor said...

I just love this - wonderful texture and such beautiful detail with the flowers and embellishments - totally gorgeous!

Maryann Laursen said...

Now it just don´t get much better. I totally love butterflies and also the Shabby Chic, so to pair those in one project is just perfect in my world, and GOSH this is sooooo gorgeous. You´ve really made it perfect in any way here, and it´s sooooooooo beautiful made and in such amazing colors too. I LOVE it.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow!! This is stunning!

Sue Balawajder said...

Really, really lovely.Love to visit your blog as you are an inspiration. Thanks :0)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy freaking awesome Astrid!! LOVE your altered butterfly, wow!! I'm with you about the crackle, it just adds so much interest to projects like this! I love the shabby feel of this, need to get me some of that antiquing cream me thinks! Super gorgeous! hugs :)

Paper Profusion said...

Such a beautiful make Astrid! It looks gorgeously romantic. Nicola x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid, wonderful colours and perfect crackle texture!

JackieP Neal said...

I adore this butterfly Astrid- stunning! xo

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