Friday, April 01, 2016

Triple Trouble.

I only found this challenge a few days ago.
and really wanted to enter.
The challenge is to use 3 things that do not go together.
We had to incorporate 
Corrugated  Paper
Lace - vintage or store bought
Metal - of some kind.
Also include our creative process through
our thoughts and pictures.
So here goes.

The corrugated cardboard I found in my packaging stash.
Some mint green lace whilst not vintage was in my stash.
I rounded up a few other items,  dried stems from the garden
(yes I do keep all manner of things), ready made flowers,
wooden button and a couple of likely mini matchpot paints.

The metal element was an easy choice.
I had this pile of attached metal buttterflies that had been
gifted to me by a good blogging friend just waitng for the right 
moment to be used.

Having trimmed the corrugated card down and selecting 
two of the sticks to use as sides edges I gave them
a quick splash of paint along with the button and set 
aside to dry.

The pile of butterflies had just a very light brush over 
with the paint  and then dabs of liquid pearls
in mint green and white opal.
When that was dry I dabbed over with stickles in
diamond and disco ball.

I wanted the roses to appear to be growing up the sticks
so twisted the stems round to look like a vine.
Embellised them with the stickles and a little of the 
mint green liquid pearls and prettied up the button
with the stickles an extra opal button and a pink pearl.
When everything was dry I hot glued in place.

Here is the finished plaque The lighting is
not very good as the lace is not showing up properly
but you can see the true colour in the first picture.
Sentiment was punched out using SU''s Modern Labels.

I'm also showing this as inspiration for my challenge
There is still  5 days left to play along. 

Also entering into the following challenges:
How Everything Become Scrap # Pastel colours.
Artistic Inspirations #153 anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #287 Add lace.
Inspiration Destination #79 Anything goes.
Fussy and Fancy #160 Pastel colours.
613 Avenue Create #169 Anything goes. 
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #30 Anything goes.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I'll have to take a look at that challenge, I really enjoy ones that stretch your imagination and make you "craft outside the box"

  2. What a gorgeous mixed media project. Loving the colours and the textures. The butterflies and lace are so very pretty x

  3. Wonderful mixed media, Mrs.A ,so romantic! Your added pieces look great! Stunning idea with the dried stems from your garden and love the colours combo!

  4. A beautiful work of art. It's amazing how we can all start with the same list of ingredients and create such wonderfully different projects. Love your take on it. Cara x

  5. Oooh that's a challenge. I love how you've combined all the elements Mrs A.
    Nailed it!

    Hugs Erika. x

  6. very creative! Great challenge!

  7. You did an awesome job with the items. They're very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  8. Very interesting to see your artistic thought process as you created this gem. Love the garden sticks combined with the other goodies, and it certainly made a lovely & textured art piece. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  9. Wow you have been busy! Love this plaque, very creative, and fab Rudolph cards, they look so different backed on white/red xxx

  10. Love this earthy, organic piece. Your treatment of those metal butterflies is very cool!! Thanks for sharing this on Creative Carte Blanche!

  11. Gorgeous creation Valery & you did a great job with those items :o)
    I hope you're having a great weekend.

  12. um maravilhoso blog !!
    muita criatividade e beleza..

  13. um maravilhoso blog !!
    muita criatividade e beleza..

  14. Wow, this is fabulous! You incorporated the items wonderfully. You are so imaginative! xxx

  15. Valery...this is a wonderful piece using corrugated paper, lace and metal! LOVE how you used all of the items in such a shabby chic feminine piece. Love your butterflies! They are so lacy and perfect for this piece! Thanks for sharing your art with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  16. Absolutely fabulous Mrs A, it's so delightful.

    Love and hugs

  17. This sounds like an interesting challenge for someone as inventive as you! Great idea to grow the roses up the sticks. Lovely.

  18. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.


  19. Love your project - what a smart idea and really well done. I can't seem to think of anything!
    sandy xx

  20. Love this butterfly delight! Love the way you used the items for the Triple Trouble Challenge...thanks for sharing with us at CCB!!!

  21. This is so pretty and I love that you've written all the stages... Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT


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