4 November 2013

Paperbabe Stamps - Butterfly Hanger and ICHF Hobbycrafts Show - NEC - Birmingham

Hi everyone, Chris here with a butterfly hanger I've created for Paperbabe Stamps blog using the lotus peony stamp from the Oriental Zen stamp set

The hanger is a lazer cut wood plaque by Artcuts and has a nice smooth surface for painting which I did with DecoArt turquoise paint. I stamped the peony with embossing ink and heat embossed with black powder for a lovely shiny and raised flower. For the body of the butterfly I used my embossing pen to carefully draw in the body and then embossed with black as before.

I filled in the petal areas with Sakura glitter pens for some sparkle and added in a bit of star dust glitter glue as well. Over the body area I added some pearlised beads and then made my hanger from black wire that I threaded with more beads.

I'm excited to be joining Kim at the the ICHF Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC on Saturday and Sunday. I can't wait to be working with the new stamps for Christmas and hope to see friends there too.


Gio said...

This is very beautiful, Chris. Love the colours and the texture!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, I love the embossing and the colors in it! Beautiful beading for the hanger. I wish i would have been there with you!!
Hugs Kelly

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work Chris, this is beautiful! Still trying to work out how I can fit in a trip to Hobbycrafts... so I might see you there! Jo x

Danielle Champagne said...

Chris, this is really lovely! would also make such a pretty ornament on a card! love it. Hugs.

Fliss said...

This is a real stunner Chris. Such beautiful colours and a gorgeous enamelled look to the lovely butterfly.
Have a good time at the NEC - wish I could go but am too far away unfortunately.
Fliss x

Cami said...

Stunning butterfly, Chris! Love the techniques you used to really bring the design out. Your wire hanger is also lovely with the beads.

Lou said...

Hi! Chris,oh love this so much and very unique...the rich colours are gorgeous and clever you with wire and beads.
Would have loved to have said Hi to you both at the show,going Friday this year as Hubby going to see customers and can drop me off for a few hours.
Hope you are doing ok?
Have a fantastic time,really am sad not to see you.
BIG hug,Lou.xxx

rachel said...

super hanger chris - so beautiful xx

Christina C. said...

Simply exquisite....adore the butterfly and beaded hanger!!!!
Love the depth and beautiful colors. The black embossing really makes it pop.

Tine said...

The embossing gives it the look of black lace. Love the beaded wire-work too. Hope you have a great time at the NEC.
Tine :)

Kim Dellow said...

Stunning Chris. Hope you had fun at the NEC! Kimx