Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Julie Ann has butterflies!

Regular followers will know that we love having guests join us. We're epecially pleased today to spotlight a beautiful project from the talented Julie Ann of Magpie Heaven who is one of our regular challenge entrants...



"When Chris emailed me to say that my project was in the CVC Top 3 I was so excited I danced around the living-room – and I’d only just returned from the Dentist! My family, a long-suffering husband, two grown-up children and a cat are used to my Craft obsession now and make allowances – although the cat is a little freaked out at the happy-dancing! I started blogging in April 2013 and since then I’ve enjoyed learning about all kinds of new craft techniques. I love anything Vintage or Shabby Chic. I enjoy experimenting with textures and I’ve really fallen for using stencils with Grunge Paste so that has found its way into this project. Anyone who follows my blog will know that I also love ‘makes’ that tell a story!"



"I’m really thrilled to be here at Country View Crafts, especially as the challenge this month is to use stencils, which I love! This ‘make’ gave me the opportunity to share a fabulous technique I learned from a Lin Brown workshop. If you would like a detailed account of how to create stencil tiles, please hop over to my blog to see my interpretation of Lin’s great idea.
I used a Tim Holtz trellis die; PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and my favourite Lynne Perrella stamp and some PaperArtsy Lin Brown and Crafters Workshop stencils to create this Victorian style wall hanging from an MDF butterfly shape. I think my central image might be a lady who day-dreams of writing a novel and soaring into blue skies on the wings of creativity. Thank you Country View Crafts for having me and for the inspiring challenges every month!"



The thanks is from us to you Julie Ann for this gorgeous 3D butterfly project - fabulous!

If you'd like the opportunity to guest with us then please enter our challenge because it's not just the winner that gets invited but our 4 blog badge winners too!

On Thursday Brenda will be showing us her second project for the month - we can't wait!

Chris and the team xxx

16 comments:

Helen said...

It's always great to see Julie Ann's work; having followed her blog from the very beginning. Love the butterfly.

Brenda Brown said...

I think we are both butterfly mad Julie Ann and this is just gorgeous. What a great design, fabulous techniques and textures you have used, popping over to your blog to see more.
Have a great week.
Hugs Brenda xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fabulous make Julie Ann, absolutely love what you did here and such gorgeous colours and textures you used! It looks amazing!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Julie Ann this is lovely xx

Redanne said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous Julie Ann!

~*~Patty S said...

Aren't you lovely Julie Ann ~♥~
and your butterfly is stunning in every detail.
I am off to the dentist this morning and hope that I too will feel like dancing upon my return...
you inspire in so many ways!
oxo

Juliz Design Post said...

Another stunning project from you Julie Anne.
Julie x

Doreen said...

What a stunning butterfly,just gorgeous.xxx

craftytrog said...

Congratulations Julie Ann! A spectacular piece of art!
Alison xxx

Dianne said...

SQUAWK, I was so excited to see that wonderful smile, now if I could only hear your voice, anywho, I'm off to see it all. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Julie Ann. The shapes, colours and textures all look fabulous. Nicola x

Craftyfield said...

What a gorgeous make! Love the colours and I am curious about this tile technique... see you on your blog!

toni said...

Fabulous Julie Ann! X

Sue said...

Wow Julie Ann,
I am enthralled by this make, it is just stunning.
Smiles:)
Sue

butterfly said...

Lovely gilded texture on the wings, and what a beautiful butterfly woman at the centre!
Alison x

Annie said...

This is beautiful....love the design and wonderful colours

TFS Annie x