Friday, 9 March 2012

Love is like a butterfly.

My most recent DT package from SJ Crafts was a gorgeous set of Jenni Bowlin vellum butterflies.  They were just in time to feature on my Sister-in-law's special birthday card.  I layered them up on scalloped and embossed circles, inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The butterflies have a wonderful dimension and the vellum allows the shapes and textures to show through.

 I used inspiration from Kirsty Wiseman for this card as I just love her style.

I used the remaining 2 pink butterflies on my layout about the fun of joining in with What's on Your Workspace Wednesday every week and the wonderful friends I have made.

The pops of dimension they give to the bunting really lift the layout and add something special to the pretty papers against the kraft cardstock.

I was also given a pack of blue butterflies and you know me, I like to show the flexibility of a product, so I tried something a bit different.  This is a heartfelt layout about that moment when you realise your children are growing up before your very eyes.

I was inspired by a layout I saw somewhere and it seems to have escaped my frantic Pinning but it was about letting your children fly.  The butterflies were perfect to signify how children grow and suddenly develop into something so much more wonderful than you thought possible.  But also that you can't hold onto them.

I really stepped out of my comfort zone here and I used bubble wrap with acrylic paint (you could use Jenni Bowlin's Dabbers), to stamp the background design.  I used a script stamp (you could use a stamp with any style of script design on) and stamped onto micropore tape from the chemist.

I echoed the vellum butterflies by using punched shapes as a mask (you could use this punch).  Again, the wonderful dimension these beauties supply adds just the right amount of lift for what I wanted.

Its quite a different style for me but it was great fun and its another important moment documented.  And there are butterflies.  Seriously, is there anyone who doesn't like butterflies?!

Bye for now


  1. Love thepink and mint combo on your WOYWW Lo

  2. The butterflies are indeed gorgeous..and your projects are too!
    Alison xx

  3. Really lovely projects and I'm so pleased to see woyww on an actual layou :) fabulous, sometimes we often forget to scrap the everyday things that are actually a big part o our lives

  4. Yay for Kirsty Wiseman - I'm a long-term "fan". I even made her some books, when her first set of "printables" came out, because she said it was ok for me to sell items in my shop, that were covered in her designs. She is SO nice!
    I love the vellum butterflies, Lisa-Jane - they're very pretty. And they enhance your lovely projects too. My favourites are the card and the page about your rapidly-growing boy. I have a Boy that is growing fast just now. James is 14, so he's at a different "stage" to your little lad, but it's still a tricky challenge for us all. A beautiful page and so lovely to record it all - you'll be glad you did, in a few years' time.

    Thanks for your nice comments about my books. Answer to your query - yes, almost always, you can bind pages that have been written on. There would be a solution to most "challenges" with ready-written pages, I should think. So many ways of creating books - something would be suitable!


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