Monday, 18 May 2009

Something Completely Different

There's a new kid on the challenge blog block - Something Completely Different (is it just me who has a Monty Python moment with that phrase?!). There'll be a different type of project as the focus each month and a new theme each week - so for example, May's project focus is twinchies and this week's theme is Wings.

I've never made a twinchie in my life but thought it might be fun to give it a go and support the blog in its first week. So, here's my very first 2x2" piece!

I've played with something else that's new, too - some Cosmic Shimmer Heat Fusible film. I cheated a little bit as I wasn't very happy with how black the outline came out so I went over it carefully with a Copic marker to make it a really dense black but the iridescent film is really pretty for butterfly wings (although a nightmare to photograph!).

I folded the wings along the sides of the body and also used a bead of Glossy Accents at the very edge of the twinchie, curved the lower wings and stuck them down to give the butterfly more dimension.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Vintage Butterflies (Saturday Evening Post line)
Nature Silhouettes (Kim Hughes Collection)

Paper: smooth white

Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint)
Memento by Tsukineko (Bamboo Leaves)

Cosmic Shimmer fusible film (Blue Lake)
Krylon leafing pen (pale gold)
Glossy Accents (as adhesive)
Copic marker

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the challenge, girls!


Anonymous said...

wow what a stunning first twinchie...wish my first one was as good as this!

Carol Plume said...

Wow just love that butterfly - I love those fusible films and you've done a brill job using it the twinchie background too...Thank You so much for joining us this week, really hope to see you again xx

Morti said...


Dawn said...

Wow this is stunning that butterfly is gorgeous - have never used fantasy film - it scares me to death!!! Lol

thanks for joining our first challenge


sam21ski said...

Well you've certainly done your first twinchie justice, Joanne, it's wonderful xxxx

Artyjen said...

Stunning butterfly wings on your beautiful twinchie.....if you take a look at mine you'll see great minds think alike! :) LOL

Hazel said...

Gorgeous twinchie! (You might get hooked now) x

K J D said...

I love your twinchie... the colour of the butterfly is amazing... thanks for your lovely comment btw on my blog. Karen

Janice said...

Fab Twinchie Joanne.

cheryl said...

this is great love that butterfly thanks for visitaing my blog love cheryl xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Love your butterfly and using copic's is a great idea. Our Carol is a huge fusible film fan so I know she is going to love this. Thank you for taking part in the challenge this week and joining the rest of us 'virgins'

Good luck in the blog draw and hope to see you again next week.

Gez Butterworth said...

Super twinchie Joanne. Great shot - you managed to show us some sparkle! Thank you for joining us. Gez.xx

Carol said...


Love the buterfly and the background too but the butterfly is sooo lush

Do you think it's an age thing as I too associate the phrase with Monty Python and as DS is a fan I've relived them again :)

Zoechaos said...

Fuseable film is great material but as you say hard to photograph. your twinchie is beautiful and the butterfly is perfect.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly. Anesha

Anonymous said...

Wow!! It's stunning Joanne!

Lorraine said...

this looks like a real butterfly and its great..would never think it was your first attempt!! Love that cosmic film stuff and thanks for visiting my blog

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne!!! Love the color you used on this butterfly .. so creative and awesome looking!! You are SO clever and adventureous!!!

Dawn said...

omword Joanne! that butterfly is gorgeous!!! wow!!

how are you! is mum spinning yet?

Allison Rankin said...

A beautiful creation...that butterfly is stunning!

Traceyr said...

A very beautiful butterfly Joanne. Well done. :)