Friday, May 14, 2010

The Artistic Mother's Group


 
Butterfly Reminder
The Artistic Mother's Group: Project 5
 
 

Project five of The Artistic Mother's Group is to create a Butterfly Reminder from a clipart image and balsa wood. The inspiration comes straight from Shona Cole's new book and is meant to serve as a reminder of what we hold dear. I choose to include the title, my gift, that I found in a vintage book of poems and hang it from the bottom of the butterfly's wings with a jewelry charm that I distressed and embellished with paint and Swarovski crystals.

The body of the butterfly was enhanced with gesso, a text stamp, water-soluble oil pastels, pencil, a photograph of Kendra (jumping on a trampoline), a crown sticker, matte gel medium, glitter and Swarovski crystals. The handle was created from wire and more Swarovski crystals, this time in the form of beads.

Thank you for looking! To create your own butterfly reminder, consider checking out all the beautiful images at The Graphics Fairy like I did. You'll love what they have to choose from!

Kristin xo

17 comments:

Michelle said...

I think this is my favorite thing you've done so far! Love it!

Trudy Callan said...

Your butterfly reminder is beautiful.

Rayanne said...

I love your reminder and what it says! You did a very nice job on it...very pretty!!

Carin said...

Oh wow Kristin, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Debby said...

Hi Kristin, your butterlies are gorgeous.
Debby

Beverley Baird said...

What a beautiful reminder! Love it!

peggy gatto said...

I love everything about this project!!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is so sweet and I love the title you gave it.....

Julia Christie said...

Hi Kristin. Your butterflies are so very lovely. I love that much of what you do is keepsakes for your little one. She will treasure these for sure. Also love the combination of materials you use. I really need to start switching my stuff up a bit.

Smiles

Mandy said...

just gorgeous...xxx

Amy said...

Girl you rock my socks with these sweet endearing art pieces of LOVE..gosh this is mesmerizing..it's so CUTE!!! I just love it. You did really well with this..I adore the crystals and charm at the bottom..you always know the perfect touches!!!

Joyce said...

Kristin this is absolutely fabulous! Love the soft colors. I finished mine a couple of days ago and will post as soon as I can. This is just too sweet. This was a fun project wasn't it?

Lisa said...

Oooh - love it love it! *sigh* Someday I'll actually get to this. Can you believe I haven't even finished my JOURNAL yet? Sheesh. Keep me inspired, lovely one!! :)

Emakesart said...

I love this! It really is beautiful and I loooove what you did with the jewelry charm. Can't wait to see what you do next!

dani said...

you never fail to create something breath-taking...great job, lady...:)

Heather said...

Kristin, this is fantastic! It just looks like something you would do too:) You do such beautiful work. I am iinspired by your dedication to completing the AM... I need to get moving again:)

Tess said...

Stunning and Kendra is so very cute.....