Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Butterfly Garden

In the Counterfeit Kit this month there is a butterfly paper from We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose "Butterflies"  that is gorgeous.  Since I don't have this paper I decided to counterfeit it this month. (This is a long post and you can click on the images to make them bigger.)

For the first layout I pulled out the Fanciful Flight die.  I have not really used it except to test punch it to put into my book but not on a project. I pulled scraps of paper that I thought would look good not paying any attention to how I was placing them in the die. Some of papers were directional so I have wings not matching. As you can see I kind of went a little crazy die cutting them.

Then I played around with placement on a 12x12 piece of cardstock.  I decided to use a light grey background matted onto a white background. I liked the double border and the partial butterflies on the edges of the page.

Now how can I possible cover them up?  I printed off my photo, used vellum to mat it, punched the edges and made a pocket for my journaling. 

For my second layout I pulled out some Unity stamps, placed them on the Fiskars Stamp Press and went to work.  I stamped one row then embossed it, went to the next row and embossed it until my page was filled up.  I then pulled out my water color pencil and colored the images in.

I did use the heat gun to dry the images after they were colored, then cut a 1/4" off of each side.  This is then matted onto dark grey cardstock.

I added my photo and kept the embellishments to a minimum so that the butterflies keep center stage.

Thanks for stopping by.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - July
2 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - Mini Album

Layout 1:
Paper: Counterfeit Kit: Added to kit: Stampin' Up - Vellum, DCWV - the Chalkboard stack and white cardstock
Die: Tim Holtz - Fanciful Flight
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace
Misc.: adhesive, black sharpie, foam tape and zots

Layout 2:
Paper: Counterfeit Kit: Added to Kit: Recollections white cardstock, DCWV - The Chalkboard stack
Stamps: Unity - Butterfly Beauty; Impression Obsession - Word Play "Express Yourself"
Ink: Distress - Black Soot; Color Box - Lime Chalk
Water Color Pencils: Crayola - blue; General's Kimberly - 708 Orange, 713 Yellow, 716 Heliotrope; Stadetler - light brown
Punch: Stampin' Up - Ticket Corner; Martha Steward - Photo Corners
Misc.: adhesive, Fiskars Stamp Press, pre-made flower, zots.


miss jane said...

Wow! I am in love with both of these. Very clever and both lo's are gorgeous

Chidkid said...

I'm in awe of your patience.. well worth the effort though!

S said...

Those make stunning backgrounds for your layouts - well done.

Julene Matthews said...


Andrea Bobb said...

Beautiful layouts! I am so amazed at how you created the butterflies. Definitely seems to be well worth the effort that you took because they are amazing. Great job!

Laura said...

Top counterfeiting :)