Gothic Butterfly

Good morning, and what a lovely one it is too :)

I absolutely love nothing more then getting my hands dirty in a mixed media project, and here my latest creative piece.

It felt good to do something like this again after my scrapbook pages.

The butterfly is a Prima resin dressed up in PaperArtsy paint French Roast and then the raised areas are highlighted in Treasure Gold Pewter and Rose Quartz.

The background consists of (to keep it quick and simple):

Tim Holtz Flourishes die cuts
Hot glue dripped down the piece
Prima Bloom Sprays (blue and lilac)
Viva Ferro Paste - Green Gold
Embossing powder - Black and gold
Treasure Gold - Pewter

For the backing I just mounted the piece on back card twice, but embossed the first layer in a clear powder, with a crackle effect stamp. Then I used the Tim Holtz Easel to stand it up.

I quite like this gothic look, so I will experiment some more with this style and really can't wait to go again... :)

I'd like to enter this in:
the Country View Crafts Challenge - Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Not Just Cards - Challenge 7 (Always Anything Goes)
WOW November Mixed Media Challenge


  1. Gorgeous!
    I understand you very well - the feeling of dirty hands and happy smile is also my favorite :)
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful butterfly at Not Just Cards Challenge
    Kat, DT

  2. Oh Yes! This is definitely a beautiful dirty fingers project!! The butterfly is gorgeous especially with that fab background!! Hugs, Chrisx

    1. Hi Chris, thanks so much for your lovely comments, I wear my dirty fingers like a badge of honour hehe x

  3. It is gorgeous, I love how you created the textured background and the butterfly is a delight! Definitely creative and also very beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Georgie this is wonderful, I love your textures and metalic colours. Thank you so much for playing along with us again at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  5. Thanks Sue, I always love playing along with CVC. x

  6. Beautiful and I love the Butterfly. Thanks Georgie for the kind words on my blog, just became a follower.

    1. Thanks Rebecca, and thanks for following... Can't wait to see what you do next too xx

  7. Stunning as always, big hugs from your newest follower <3 - Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

    1. Thank you Zoe :) and I've just signed up to yours too. I'm off for a trip to Toys 'r' Us so will have a nosy later when I'll be in need of a sit down and a cuppa.
      Georgie xx

  8. Utterly stunning, Georgie - a true beauty.
    Alison xx

  9. Totally awesome, Georgie! I've been so busy I can't believe I nearly missed this one! This is so beautiful! All the texture! I'm in heaven... :) xxx

  10. Thanks for your sweet comment Ingrid, the texture (as well as the painting) was great fun to do :) xx

  11. Yes I am so late! This is so gorgeously textural, fabulous yummy colours, another stunning project Georgie! Ruth x