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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. What a transformation Astrid, totally inspirational.

    B x

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

    Love Chrissie xx

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

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  6. 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

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  7. Gorgeous! Soft and shabby chic and ever so pretty!

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  8. Love the way you altered this cover!

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

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

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  11. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. What an elegant alteration of the wooden butterfly, Astrid!

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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

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  22. Gorgeous butterfly!! Love the texture and colors!!

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

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. 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 :)

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

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  28. Beautiful Astrid, wonderful colours and perfect crackle texture!

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  29. I adore this butterfly Astrid- stunning! xo

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