Sunday, October 19, 2008

Craftaway-a-Sunday Challenge - Butterflies

Every once in a while I dig out watercolour paper, food colouring, plastic wrap, salt and a tub of water and I create backgrounds. I enjoy having them on hand to use. This is one of them. I could just picture this lovely lady (with the amazing posture) sitting outside on a bench allowing nature to do its business around her while she watches. This is my entry for this week's Craftaway-a-Sunday challenge.

18 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather what a fantastic arch.
Wonderful design. I love it.

Chriss Rollins said...

You did it again...
F A N T A S T I C

thanx for telling about the way to create your background...gotta have a go with the food colouring.
have a lovely day.
I am doing my GA today.wish I hd that beauty sitting in it.
chriss x

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Food coloring?? This is a great tip! It is beautiful!!
chris p

Sherry said...

I love butterflies and I love the wash of colour you get when you use food colouring...it's gorgeous Heather!

Dreamer said...

Wow - This is so fabulous. i threw away a whole batch of food colouring last week because it was passed its useable date but I am sure it would have been fine for artwork. I will know better next time! Great artwork- again!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so pretty, Heather...love your wee butterflies.

Deborah March said...

Beautiful Heather, SO beautiful!

Moira said...

Fabulous, really beautiful background and isn't she charming, waiting so nicely and so prettily for whatever comes along.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH Heather, She AND her background are exquisite!!! You have the magic touch! oxo

Char said...

Eye candy Heather. Fabulous colors and I love what you did along the edges. Fabulous

Jaqi said...

The colours on this are amazing, Jaqi

deb said...

Love this Heather, your background is so vibrant and rich, fantastic.

Maggie Ann said...

Gorgeous!! I do the same as you...every once in a while making a batch of watercolor backgrounds. I don't know the saran method? but just dip my watercolor paper in a bath of a little water and watercolors swirled in. Out in the sun they go to dry...and then I pick which ones I'm in love with...=) and they are ready to play with.

Kaz said...

OMG this is FAB! can you not show us EXACTLY how you do that background??? it's stunning Heather, thanks for playing.
Kaz@ craftaway-a-sunday

Diane said...

WOW!!! This is really one of my favorites. Excellent posture & looking very content. That's quite a recipe for the background....Amazing! THanks for sharing.

Em said...

oooo love this.. that background is just amazing.. gorgeous piece :o)

Janny said...

Wow really beautiful!

anne said...

Gorgeous