Tuesday, 10 January 2012

All in good time

enter darling daughter: shriek! Mummy you've cut it, shriek! Mummy you've cut up your art! shriek! oh dear, was I not meant to do that? but... you know those projects you begin that go no further?  well this was one of them.  I started this map canvas ages ago with the intention of scattering the butterflies across a textured background, and then it all ground to a halt.  I lost half the unstuck butterflies and it got buried under a pile of stuff! 
 I figured the canvas would make a nice cover for something or perhaps an ATC or two which is what I ended up doing with it.  I cut them out long enough to fold and sew placing a couple of butterflies on the front and leaving the back plain.
I tucked a bit of muslin and frayed fabric under an offcut of my canvas and sewed around the edges.  I think they've turned out ok and now they can be seen and enjoyed, as for the rest of it, well...



16 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Margaret, they are divine... such gorgeous ATC's... just had to pin them on my Pinterest Board... a new addiction of mine...lol

Jenny x

Sue said...

These are lovely! Cutting up your art came out just fine:)

Jenxo said...

oh they are lovely Margaret, its very freeing cuttin up your art work :)

i love the colors of these too...

Dagmar said...

I love this idea of repurpose and reuse..what it was going to be is now something new...love it! Well done..hoping all is good in your world!
Xo

Linda said...

I do love these! Good idea. And actually a great lesson for your daughter!!!

Jill said...

I love the ATCs! They are wonderful!

Fabric Art said...

Dear Margaret love your butterflies ATC they are so beautiful, what a great idea.
Hugs Anni

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are truly gorgeous. I can understand your desire to free those butterflies. They seem right at home on ATCs. Sometimes we have to deconstruct to reconstruct. Love it.

Caterina Giglio said...

I love these and I was going to say, lol that I wanted to pin them on pinterest!!! xo

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh nice. I really like the canvas as it was too! xox Corrine

Halle said...

I think your canvas made beautiful ATC's... My daughter has said very similar things when she's seen me dump the gesso onto a painting. MOM!! What did you just do??
Giving it a new life!!

Joanna said...

That was a very brave thing to do - and it worked out so well! A great lesson in being brave :o)

x

Lynette (NZ) said...

They are lovely - will make delightful book covers...or maybe you can repurpose some for a calendar page?

Alisa Noble said...

Art made out of art... nothing better than that.

~*~Patty S said...

your schmetterlinge have flown and landed SO beautifully!!!

don't you Love the sound of ripping canvas...giggling at your girl aghast LOL
oxo

kandeland said...

way to be daring and change things up! beautiful, beautiful! xo