Saturday, April 16, 2011

Somebody Dreams

Finally, it's spring. I'm thinking about butterflies in our garden and that's what inspired me to do this hanging piece. I had in my stash a glossy red butterfly picture from the cover of a clothing catalog and used that as my starting point. There are a bunch of challenges I am using this for including:  Grungy Monday "#03 Adirondack Color Wash" at lovely Linda's Studio L3 that is based on the amazing Tim Holtz's techniques. I am also using it for my Bella Creations group "Make your own bling: and  Shabby Tea Room #57 Doilies and Lace.
Once I had the butterfly wings, I knew I needed a female image and went to Graphics Fairy and found this striking beauty. This is a pretty big piece at about 9" by 9". I sprayed a doily with Pesto Adirondack color wash. It was the only color of that product that I had from that famous warehouse sale, last fall. LOL. I used it to spray the lace to match too! For the other turq lace, I used a Sharpie, one of my favorite craft tools. The bling was created with Liquid Pearls. I made the little rosettes by twisting ombre ribbon on to double sided tape.I layered her all together and added the phrase "Somebody dreams of me." and my little creation was ready to fly away.
Dream of someone special this week,
Take care, gerri


"Somebody Dreams of Me"

"Dreamy Details"

42 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic Gerri, those butterfly wings are perfect!

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  2. Ohhhh Ger, this is soooo FAB! Your special touches are sooo perfect, luv it!

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  3. Ohhh Flutterby Butterfly, Shes gorgeous!
    hugs Lynn

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  4. Fabulous! Those rosettes are SO clever and the whole piece is beautiful.

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  5. Oh what a gorgeous Spring Surprise, Gerri!! I love it!!! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend.
    XO
    Cindy

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  6. Hi Gerri - this is very pretty! and for the rosettes all you did was wrap ribbon around a piece of double sided tape?!? how clever...!

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  7. Hi Gerri, This is just beautiful,especially the wings.
    I'm a new follower,love your blog.Hope you'll come follow me. I'm also having a HUGE give away. Hugs, Amy

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  8. This is very pretty! I love it!

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  9. Great piece, Gerri--the colors are so vibrant!

    :)

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  10. Wow Gerri, where do I start! The wings are absolutely gorgeous, the composition is amazing and those little flowers just leave me speechless!

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  11. You do have 'the touch', Gerri. Spectacular piece.

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  12. Just Gorgeous!!! Love it- it works really well.

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  13. oh my goodness this is brilliant in every way. i love it! xo

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  14. Wow, Gerri, thats's breathtaking. Fantastic colors and wonderful texture, it really rocks.

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  15. Oh wow Gerri its a stunning piece of art, so adore this. Annette x

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  16. Thanks for sharing, love your work

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  17. OMG this is just stunning what an amazing piece of work Gerri!!!!

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  18. Once again, a beautiful piece of art

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  19. Neat collage! thanks for sharing with us at the Shabby Tea Room!

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  20. Gorgeous work! I love all the details you included.


    ~Cheryl~


    **Check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

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  21. Yummy, yummy. This is a delicious piece of art. I love the things you do.

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  22. Wow, Gerri!! Absolutely stunning!! Beautiful color combo and your bling looks awesome! I also love the ribbon rosettes (gorgeous!) and the netting and lace you've used to overlay her dress. I just love everything about it! The details are perfect! :)

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  23. Gerri,
    I love this.
    Wishes
    Lynne M

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  24. OH MY, what a gorgous winged goddess! I would love to have this amazing image on a tee shirt!

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  25. Gerri you have blown me away once again ! Amazing piece the wings are stunning as is the rest, where do I start bold colours , beautiful texture it has it all. you are always so truly inspiring.!

    Marie

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous, and I love her dress. xx

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  27. WOW! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

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  28. Love it Gerri! The colors are perfect and well...it's just soooo cool!

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  29. Very clever to use the jewelry findings between the buttons, I could not imagine to use that! That German Dresden trim is awesome and what a great use for it. You can see I have to close up all your work to get all the wonderful details, you always have so many. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is lovely. Love the brillant colours.

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  31. Oh Gerri this is beautiful. I love this image and have used it many times in art pieces.
    You did a brilliant job with this piece as usual.
    Take good care and Happy Spring.

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  32. Gerri, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! The Color Washed doily is the perfect neutral, lacy background for the FABULOUS fairy! I love the vibrancy of this piece, and as with all your work, it has a sophisticated elegance about it. Bravo, my dear!

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  33. This is an absolutely amazing piece of art ! i can't say how much it grabs me. Have a happy easter

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  34. Gerri, your gorgeous collage caught my eye over at the Graphics Fairy and I just had to come by. Wow -- it's stunning! Looking forward to your future creations...

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  35. Exquisite! Love how you did the dress!

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  36. I saw this on Graphics Fairy and I love it so much.Its beautiful.

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