Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back and Forth They Flew on the Wings of Music

Its Saturday morning and  I decided not to do my usual Pink Saturday post. Instead,  today I am posting  a creation they I got involved with yesterday which is a large butterfly piece 12" long. It was 108 degrees here yesterday, so it was so much nicer to stay indoors in the afternoon for some quality creating time.

It was  the Grungy Monday challenge at Studio L3 that was the inspiration for this piece. The challenge was to use Grunge Board, that magical product  from Tim Holtz that is made from recycled material that is durable, bendable, embossable and just plain magical! I am also entering it from Simon Says Stamp and Show " Some Embossing" and  The Stampman "Challenge #27 Anything by Tim".

The butterfly image was from the cover of a kids game catalogue, if you look closely you can see it was a puzzle. LOL. I cut out sections of the wigs and by chance the music sheet I used was about blooms, and the beauty of flowers. I stamped the sentiment "Back and Forth They Flew On the Wings of Music". The center piece is a darling image of two beauties playing the piano from Dezinaworld framed with a grunge border flourish that I bent into a circle frame. It is covered with ink, embossing crystals and perfect pearls. The background is some light paper that I black embossed with a leaf stamp. The butterfly antenna is also grunge board painted black then detailed with Perfect Pearls. The final touch was Perfect Pearls, and Stickles tiny dots then some watercolor splashes.

Hope you will fly away on the wings of music this week.
sincerely, gerri
"Back and Forth They Flew on the Wings of Music."



"Musical Details"

50 comments:

  1. OMG Gerri this is just amazng - it is sooo beautiful!!! The sentiment fits perfectly with the butterfly and the image!!!

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  2. Great piece Gerri, love the use of the butterfly, very clever and perfect image for the centre and a great sentiment. Lovely piece. Tracy Evans x

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  3. oh wow hun this is a cracker,that butterfly is just stunning,the detail is just brilliant,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  4. OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a start to the weekend.
    Incredible imagination and fabulous upcycling of the kid's catalogue.
    Huge Congratulations for your equally beautiful piece of art that is published in The Stampers' Sampler. I am thrilled for you.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. I now need to pick my jaw off the floor LOL

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  5. Lovely work Gerri, that really is a fantastic butterfly! Valerie

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  6. Wow, wow, wow Gerri - this is breathtaking. I just love everything about it. There are so may adjectives I could use here - stunning, ingenious, spectacular and a real designer piece.
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  7. What a beautiful project. You've given me several ideas on how to proceed with a project I'm struggling with. Thanks for providing my mojo for the weekend.

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  8. Gerri that is just beautiful!!!

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  9. What a beautiful interpretation of the challenges!!! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  10. This is beyond beautiful Gerri.
    Once again you've shown your amazing talent! Hugs

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  11. Wow Gerri, this is beautiful! Love the butterfly I wouldn't have noticed it was a puzzle if you hadn't mentioned it, It's great!

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  12. Oh Gerri! I'm just in love with her. She has so much personality! Great work. hugs, Donna

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  13. What a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for showing. I could not see where it was a puzzle.

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  14. This is just stunning! It is beautiful and imaginative! What a sharp creation!

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  15. Gorgeous! I'm in awe. Love the image of the 2 ladies.

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  16. What a wonderful collage! It was a great idea to use the catalog illustration as a base for your design. Thanks for sharing it!

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  17. This is a true art piece, needs to under the headings of masterpiece and creativity.

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  19. Oh wow its totally fabulous. x

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  20. WOW, Just Gorgeous Gerri!
    Hugs Lynn

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  21. What beautiful details and lovely work this is Dxx

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  22. This is a stunning use of Grungeboard Gerri, the butterfly & music are a beautiful way to showcase that beautiful centre piece image.

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  23. This is beautiful and very clever.

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  24. This is beautiful and very clever.

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  25. Everything about this is so magical.. I just love it.. I had to read twice on how you made this.. I don't think I could even attempt something like this..

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..

    Hugs, Linda

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  26. best EVER Gerri! the details are so rich and interesting. the colors are fabulous and the whole thing is just magical. excellently done miss! xo

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  27. Wow- this is an amazing project! Thanks for always inspiring me! Love the center circle- very very cool!

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  28. You have finally left me breathless! Definitely your best work ever Gerrie! This is exquisite, and so well thought out! You should enter this for a magazine, just too beautiful for words dear girlfriend!

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  29. a most spectacular piece, Gerri!

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  30. Beautiful, Beautiful, what else can I say.
    Thanks for sharing
    MaryNell

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  31. Seriously?!?!? Way out of the box and super creative. A total beauty, Gerri!

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  32. Wow, I'm missing words, your butterfly is really outstanding.

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  33. Wow! Thats an amazing piece, really beautiful xx

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  34. Amazing, beautiful am lost for words Gerri outstanding piece.

    Marie

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  35. Very, very, VERY cool, Gerri!!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  36. Gerri - I always love seeing your latest beauties! This one is amazing. It's so clever how you repurpose things!

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  37. wow this is beautiful, and never guessed that the image is from Kid's game catalog!! ha! Great finding & great job to creat it into something so beautiful, Gerri! :-)

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  38. That is so interesting, luv how you did this Ger!

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  39. Gerri, this is absolutely breathtaking! It has the feel of a very fine mosaic, and the colors are perfect. What a brilliant way to use grungeborad. I can see wearing this as a brooch-- wouldn't it make a gorgeous pin for a summer brunch? Bravo, my dear!

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  40. WOW! Gerri, this is absolutely fabulous! It almost looks like it is enamelled. Amazing work! Truly creative.

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  41. totally fabulous!! - such beautiful details - I just love it!

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  42. This is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
    Frankie
    xx

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  43. A stunner! Beautiful colors and details! Have a great day!

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  44. Thank you for entering your creation into the Anything by Tim challenge at The Stamp Man. It is lovely. So original!

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