Mar 27, 2017

Butterfly Burlap Canvas with Distress Oxide and Embossing Folders


I was ever so lucky to meet up with the beautiful and creative Marty of Merry Marty's Cards this weekend.  Marty and her sister Gail were the most welcoming and kind souls and our visit was a pure delight!  We had so many shared interests and could have talked for hours!  Marty, thank you so very much for taking the time out to meet me!  I just love you and hope to do it again soon!


I wanted to make Marty a little giftie for our visit, so I pulled out my stash of Distress Oxide backgrounds from one of my play sessions.  First I cut out the oval, then I embossed the remainder with an older embossing folder.  I sanded it to reveal some of the pattern better.  Now, I tried this sanding with some of my regular Distress Ink backgrounds and it doesn't work as beautifully as with DOX.


I raised the oval up a lot to make it more dimensional.  Mounting it onto a second cutout from thin chipboard helps.  I inked one of Tim's new chipboard sentiments to coordinate.


I stamped the Eclectic Butterfly by Darkroom Door onto another bit of DOX paper and fussy cut.  The butterfly is layered over basket filler.  My bow was inked with similar DOX and I adhered purchased flowers to complete the look.


I wish I had embossed the butterfly in dark brown EP, but Marty loved the worn look the DOX gave to it.  I mounted my work onto a purchased burlap canvas, using Tim's long brads to secure.  I hope you are inspired by this simple project today!


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35 comments:

  1. Beautiful use of the Oxides, love the butterfly on the oval giving a fabulous Easter flavour to the canvas. Great job Autumn xxx

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  2. Brilliant work of art, love that burlap backing [I found some in my stash yesterday by TH] looks awesome with that gorgeous butterfly.
    xx ♥[aNNie]

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  3. Absolutely stunning Autumn, the background is amazing and oh that butterfly! Wonderful work like usual my friend! xxx

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  4. It's another real beauty Autumn and what a glorious Butterfly, it's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  5. Wow, what a fabulous canvas, love how you have used the Distress oxides on the die cut and the butterfly, I had seen the basket filler used on cards before and had no idea what it was, thanks for that information!
    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month
    Joan

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  6. Beautiful work Autumn. Love everything about this xx

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  7. Absolutely stunning, Autumn! The colors give this instant vintage look and the texture is just lovely!! You know I will be CASEing this one! You are one very talented crafter!!

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  8. Thanks for playing in our 'Image with Wings' Challenge #132!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  9. Love the embossed Oxide background and the oval panel looks fabulous for the butterfly.
    Avril x

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  10. How could anything so BEAUTIFUL have a burlap background canvas???? Only because YOU made it dear Autumn. This is a COMPLETELY STUNNING creation. Xj.

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  11. This is stunning, Autumn!! Wow!! The texture is amazing!! I love the beautiful butterfly and the colors!! It's so gorgeous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love the butterfly and the oxide background that you created! I have got to get more oxides! I only bought one so far, Wilted Violet, and I love it, but I must get all of the colors!! Your card is so elegant! Love it!

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  13. This is lovely, the mixture of colors is stunning, wish I could see it in person! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Mustard Seed Faith!

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  14. I noticed this when I popped over to look at the other card but had to stop by and tell you how gorgeous this is. love it, Angela xXx

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  15. This really is a stunning gift for your friend, it sounds like you had a wonderful time - there is nothing quite like quality time with crafty friends! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. Oh wow. Gorgeous colours and textures. Love the oxide paint effects.

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  17. Gorgeous!! Love the look of these Oxides!!
    I do believe your friend will love the card as well!
    Jackie xx

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  18. A total beauty...love the embossing with the oxides.

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  19. Hey Autumn! I am slowly plowing through the emails and trying to catch up, but wanted to tell you how much Gail and I enjoyed meeting and visiting with you! Although we just met, it was like we've known you for years :-) You are such a sweetie and just adorable and we hope to meet up again :-) Thank you so much for the gifts, especially this beautiful canvas and Gail's card (which will both be on a future blog post of mine). The pictures do not do this beautiful piece justice. It is beautiful and you know I love the colors and distress look and your beautiful flowers and bows. Oh, you know I love everything you do, Autumn! Hugs to you and thank you again, my friend :-)

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  20. I love your burlap canvas! Beautiful butterfly (as I love) and beautiful colour and texture. This is spring!
    Thank you for joining Rubber Dance Everything spring Challenge.
    Hugs, Anita

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  21. Ooh, scrumptious Oxide effects and a beautiful butterfly at the heart of it.
    Alison x

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  22. OK, I'm picking my jaw up from the floor right now, and wiping drool from my chin. Holy canoli, Autumn, this is BEAUTIFUL! I'd drive 400 miles to pick up one of these canvas'! The colors are so rich and the texture on the background---LOVE! I was just thinking to myself late last night that I'm not sure the Oxides and I have quite the relationship I thought I would have. But YOU have mastered these little squares of marvelous color! I NEED some serious playtime with you teaching me how to make such wonderful art! Pinned to my all time favorites! Big hugs, my friend! Lucky Marty and Gail, to have met you in person!

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    1. Ha! I was just thinking to myself as I opened SSS winners page that wouldn't it be something if Autumn won, because she is on such a roll! And dang, girl, YOU DID!!! Am I ever so happy for you! You are going to be doing LOTS of shopping this week! Hip, hip hooray, my talented and very lucky friend! Hugs!

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  23. How did I miss this one? It's really beautiful, Autumn! You do amazing things with those inks! Fabulous texture, as always!
    Thanks so much for linking it up at Mustard Seed Faith! :o)

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  24. Absolutely beautiful. What a great effect on embossing and Oxides! I'm impressed. Thank you for playing with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Beautiful canvas. You are creating in beautiful backgrounds with the DOXs!

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  26. Beautiful card! Love how you've used the Oxide inks, absolutely gorgeous colours and cool effects. Thank you for joining our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ We have started a colour challenge today, come have a look! :)

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  27. Your card is awesome!!! I love it! Thank you for playing along in the Rubber Dance Challenge. xx Susanne.

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  28. Another gorgeous entry on our challenge blog, Mustard Seed Faith Challenges. We are delighted that you are helping us get launched with such pretty inspirations!

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  29. This is so awesome Autumn! I love the colors and design. Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance

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  30. Beautiful card!! I love the background, colors and of course the pretty butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!!

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  31. woooww 30 commentar
    no doubt your card is stunning!!
    the BG the texture the Bfly
    all is adorable and Love all the texture...
    the sentiment is perfect too!
    many thanks for joining with us at Patties Creation challenge this month
    hugs
    Monika

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  32. Oh WOW!! this is absolutely gorgeous Autumn!! I can see that the lucky recipients love it too! :-)

    Congratulations! you have won the $50 Voucher on the Wednesday Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  33. Hurrah--you won the SSS $50 gc--enjoy, Autumn!

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  34. Whoop-whoop... $50 @ SSS... happy shopping!

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