Sunday, July 11, 2010

Butterfly Bookmark

Took a little break from Shimelle's class to work on a few challenges.   I really wanted to complete the Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities challenge for this week (before it changed)- shabby chic.  So, I used that technique to make the background for this bookmark and also on the grungeboard butterflies. The background is plaster, and, as usual, the plaster worked beautifully with Tim's techniques.  For my theme, I used "connect," the prompt from the Sunday Creative. I like how the butterflies have their own connection to each other and how they are also connected (by the flight line) to the rest of the world.  I'm using this bookmark to keep my place in my Compendium of Curiosities!  

16 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, this is breathtakingly gorgeous! I love that you work on plaster, and you're so right-- it's makes a gorgeous base for the shabby chic process. You're a little like King Midas-- everything you touch turns to gold. :-)

Big hugs, and thanks for joining in! See you soon for Challenge 5!

♥~Linda

debs14 said...

I'm guessing this plaster work isn't as rigid or brittle as I imagined it to benor there is no way you could have punched a hole for that lovely butterfly ribbon! Great idea. The texture is definitely perfect for shabby chic!

debs14 said...

'benor'??? That's not a word! please substitute 'be or'

Amy said...

The pattern and texture on the butterfly is lovely Rinda :-)

scrappyjacky said...

A perfect idea to use as a bookmark for 'Compendium'....very apt.Love how you've found the ribbon that matches the theme perfectly. Was hoping to join in the challenge, but just haven't had time this week...too much scrapping!

Margi said...

Very kewl idea for the challenge and it is GORGEOUS. All my favs, butterflies, daisies, sunflower color! YUMMO!

Karen said...

Not knowing a thing about plaster, I was also surprised to see it worked for a bookmark. The colors are wonderful and I love the grungeboard butterflies.

Cheri said...

gorgeous Rinda!

Sian said...

It also makes you think about connecting with what the author is saying. It's beautiful, that deep blue is so zingy.

Dawn said...

Lovin' how you used and interpreted the prompt. Beautiful work!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

nice use of the prompt and material. lovely.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love how you did this!

melissamyth said...

beautiful :)

Deb said...

Nice! I love making bookmarks, and I really like the butterflies you used on this one! xo

humel said...

Oh, it's fab - and perfect to keep your place in Tim's book! xx

Cheryl said...

Very cute! Love butterflies.