I was truly honoured when Linda at Studio L3 asked me to participate in this week's Grungy Monday project - not only is she incredibly talented but she hosts a fabulous weekly challenge that is really fun to join in with! I found this challenge really enjoyable, Tim's techniques are super easy to do and don't really need many supplies which is a real bonus! The challenge details are here: Tim's 2007 tag - it has the instructions on how to recreate the background.
I wanted to use the mini frame I bought from LB Crafts and was determined, no matter what I made, it was going to be in that frame! I have played with paint dabbers and distress inks in various colour combinations, as per Tim's instructions, but finally decided on a cloudy blue and
weathered wood combination! When I looked at it, it looked so much like a sky (instead of wood) that it inspired me to use a butterfly theme. I painted the frame in PaperArsty Fresco Finish Snowflake (lush paint!) and covered the frame with the 6x6 butterfly paper from Tim's Crowded Attic paper stash. I actually cut out two frames to cover both levels and so that the butterfly pattern continues (it's too lovely just to leave it on the first level!) and I edged the whole frame with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I covered one of my Papillon stamps with black paint dabber and stamped it on spare paper a couple of times to get rid of the excess paint and then stamped the image on the canvas. I cut out the central butterfly from the left over paper and covered it lightly with glossy accents.
The butterfly's antenna was stamped with black paint onto acetate (using the antenna from Stampin' Up's Butterfly Prints set) and attached on the back with glossy accents. I attached it to a memo pin with an