Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 3 . . . Be Brave

 Hello again,
 I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far and that the sun is nodding it`s head at you.
Thank you all once again for leaving such sweet comments the last few days, they have made my day!
Welcome to day 3 of my 
So I promised you all a change of stamp . . .I hope you like this one as much as I love it.
It`s another 
one
I must have stamped it 8 times, cut out and then layered to create more dimension.
I don`t know about you but I love that a lot of sets from Unity have sentiments . . .
Looove them
. . . they fit into so many projects and you will often find I`ve mixed and matched them for 1 project.
 Once again I used a lot of coffee for the darker tones, added some Pan Pastels and some doodles to finish.

This was a joy to create and I hope you enjoyed looking.
Remember - 
Please leave a comment after each of my posts this week to be in with a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps of your choice.

See you tomorrow
Big hugs
xoxox

75 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Another gorgeous piece of art, love all the layers, it's like a little book, hope the weather is being kind up there. Elizabeth oxoxo

glitzzy said...

Tracy absolutely adore your beautiful butterfly layers are gorgeous brings so much more texture luv your coffee stains hope its the best kind lol. Another work of art xxx

rachel said...

gorgeous butterfly Tracy - and I love the piece - great depth and colour - fabulous! Hugs rachel xx

Terri Burson said...

Beautiful! Always enjoy your work!

Linda . J said...

Hi Tracy Now my list of stamps is growing as I love this one too, especially since butterflies are my favorite things. Love how you layered it.
Hugs Linda x

ionabunny said...

Love this piece. Is that grunge? I'm never sure. Love the earth tones and the layers give lovely depth to the butterfly

Dots Dabbles said...

You are cracking me up with all the coffee Tracy. But what a wonderful effect it has! The layers on the butterfly makes it look so light.
A great make.
Dot x

Mandi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Tracy :)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I LOVE this one! probably one of my favs with this stamp... I adore the grunginess of it

Doreen said...

Love this,the colours,butterfly and backing just superb.xxx

Ruby N said...

This is neat! I'll have to try the multiple layers for that dimensional effect. I'm still amazed you use coffee!! haha. The things you can learn from one another :)

Traceyr said...

WOW some dedication to stamp this out eight times Tracy. Love the effect though and this artwork is super.

Do you drink coffee in your house or just use it to craft with? haha
:)

Colleen O said...

Very cool butterfly. Love the coffee stain effect.

Amber said...

This is really pretty!

Deb said...

This is beautiful. I really like the look of the multiple layers of the butterfly. Fabulous!

MariLynn said...

I love the dimension that 8 stacked butterflies gives. I like the book background too. Great mixed media project.

Cynthia said...

Fabulous altered canvas, Tracy. Thanks for sharing with us this week!

Kris B said...

Another beautiful project! I am loving the antique look the coffee gives to your projects! Lovely canvas!

WhoMom said...

Fabulous layers, love the coffee tones and the sentiment. What a fun project.

jolande said...

Wow this is spectacular!!! I like your style (looks a bit like mine!!).
Hope to see more from you!!

Have a great day Jolande

Sandy Leigh said...

This butterfly is so inspiring!

Christina's Creations said...

Rad! I love the dimensions you gave the butterfly, very cool. :)

mlady012 said...

Love Unity butterflies, & that Vintagey distress look is fabulous!!

Crystal said...

I love all the layers and dimension on this and what beautiful distressing too!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Super fabulous make Tracy!

I love the dimension on the butterfly, and the great aged vintage look of the piece!

Sue D said...

Very artistic--I like all the dimension.

Tracy said...

Thank you Elizabeth :-) it's been dry for the first time in days and the wind has died down...more like Autumn ..lol. xxxx

Tracy said...

Off course mum...hahaha..xxxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yoooou Rachael :-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Terri :-) xxx

Tracy said...

Hahaha better not tell hubby Linda ;-) xxx

Tracy said...

Grunge..havent a clue either, lol....just callng it my coffee look lol :-) xxx

Tracy said...

I'm addicted tooooo......painting with it Dot, lol..... I had forgotten how much I enjoyed using it :-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yoooou Mandi..love your work too:-):-) xx

Tracy said...

Thank you so very much Paula :-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yooooou Doreen :-):-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Coffee....tea...what next lol...looking forward to seeing yours:-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Just for.......crafting hahaha..but we are all high on the aroma ;-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you Colleen:-) xxx

Tracy said...

Thank you Amber :-)xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you Deb :-)xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Marilynn :-)xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you Cynthia :-)xxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so very much Kris :-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so much :-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yooou Jolande :-) xxx

Tracy said...

:-)Thank you Sandy xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank you Christina :-)xxxx

Tracy said...

Thank yooou...my favourites too :-)xxx

Tracy said...

:-)Thank yoou Crystal xxxx

Tracy said...

:-)Thank you so much Crystal xxxx

She King said...

Oh Tracy, this is STUNNING. I love it. :) xx

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty! I love the layers to give so much dimension, and that yummy coffee color!

Janis said...

I've never thought of layering things with that many layers, but it looks fantastic!!!! Wow..LOVE this!!
<3 J

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Ruby said...

Lovely creation. It is a wonderful work of art.

Gaylynn said...

So pretty. And I like the sentiments as well. Lovely art again today. :)

2suns said...

Your work is stunning.

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful piece of art!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this canvas is gorgeous. I love the butterfly.

Berina RGA said...

very nice.... love how you've added dimension...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jenny Hall said...

I would love to be able to make something like this! You all rock and are so talented!

Linda said...

Another fabulous work of art Tracy .... love the butterfly! xx

Playing with Paper said...

I love how you made eight of them and layered them to give the butterfly dimension Love it!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So pretty. I love all of those butterfly layers. TFS

Anonymous said...

I love all the dimension and the darker tones. But also the butterfly,

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful project and gotta love that coffee!!! All the layers and the text print background give a wonderful texture to it all!

Lucinde said...

Love the layering in the butterfly :)

Lucinde said...

Love the layering in the butterfly :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous background Tracy and wow all those layers look amazing. I'd never have thought of using that many but I'll defo be giving that a try. Thanks for the inspiration
Claire xx

Brandy Bowers said...

This is simply my fav from this week! But then I love butterflies!

KC said...

wow stamped and cut out 8 times...that must have been so time consuming...it was worth it...looks awesome!

Jodi C. said...

Wow, such amazing home art!!! I need to make some!! Thanks!

Bev said...

Wow they just keep getting better ,I'm hooked and you did it thank you...

Riette said...

WOW WOW WOW This is just breath taking!

Julie Odil said...

Your butterfly is beautiful. I am a bit concerned, as I am not a coffee drinker. How will I ever achieve this look myself? Perhaps tea has the same effect, only slightly more subtle? I should experiment with this...