Sunday, 21 June 2009

Butterflies

I hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoying Father's Day. We have been quite relaxed. It was our local Carnival yesterday so we went to watch the parade with some friends and then ambled home eating ice cream and were invited into a lovely garden for coffee on the way. What a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. I then indulged in watching Mamma Mia for the hundredth time last night and now wish I was on a secluded Greek island soaking up the sun!!!!
Oh well a girl can dream!!

Now back to reality. In between tag making and card making to post on here I always have a scrapbook page on the go. I don't always show them too you because we are a shy family and I don't want to post the photos which is why you just get bits of them and only the full layouts when they of objects!!!!

Today is no exception. I have at last used the crafters workshop butterfly stencil on a layout that my lovely blog friend Sally included in her blog candy a few months ago.

I made my own background paper by spritzing with starburst stains and then drew the stencil with a soft pencil and went over it with pastel Whispers felt tip pens and just coloured parts of it in.

The photos were of a visit to a butterfly house so I stamped some of the lovely Butterfly Beauties from Stampendous using distress inks and cut them out giving them gem bodies and used these as my embellishments along with a few flourishes from the same set. I didn't want to cover up the background too much so didn't add anything else apart from the title, which I did on acetate and a bit of journalling which was cut from a nestability.

I really enjoyed using the stencil and will have to think of more ways to include it, thank you again Sally.


Before I go I must also say a lovely thank you to Kate who sent me these 2 lovely awards. I shall wear them with pride and would like to pass them on to my following blog friends, all of which are a great inspiration and always full of encouragement.
Sally
Lynne K
Jill
Karen
Jill (the stampman)
Brenda
Michelle
and
Debbie
and if anyone else would like them, please feel free to help yourselves.

11 comments:

Sally H said...

You are sooooo clever! That butterfly stencil looks fantastic, especially with your gorgeous photos! I couldn't have sent it to a better home! Many, many thanks too for the lovely awards! You have made my day!

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa. Made my day too! Thank you so much for the awards. I'll display them very proudly on my blog. I love the way you've used the Butterfly Beauties stamps to make embellishments for your LO. They look so delicate, and go perfectly with the stencil. Was the butterfly house the one at the Canal Gardens in Leeds? I went there not long after it first opened, but haven't been back since.

Karen said...

Awe Lisa, thank you so much for the award...I truly appreciate it & will pop it on with pride! XXX

lisa said...

Hi Guys. Thanks for your wonderful comments. Yes, Lynne. The photos were of Tropical World at Roundhay, Leeds. It's a great visit, not only the butterflies but fish, animals and Meercats too, a great favourite with Freya.

Lisax

Michelle said...

What a brilliant scrapbook page Lisa, love how you've used the stampendous butterfly, isn't it just beautiful. Thanks for these lovely awards so nice to think that I am a source of support and inspiration to someone who I find supportive and inspiring. Crafting does bring out the best in people!
x Michelle

brenda said...

Ooooh lisa, what a day to start Monday, thank you so much, I will display with pride.

Your butterfly creations are gorgeous, I do hope you will be entering one in this weeks Allsorts challenge - it's my theme this week and surprise surprise it 'wings' and sume super dupa candy as the prize.

Have a good day.

B x

The Stamp Man said...

Hi Lisa

Your page looks great, I bet it is really shimmery too! We went through Otley on Saturday just as people were heading home, we were on the way to the show, lots of people looking happy, maybe one of them was you:) Thank you so much for these awards, fabulous, my first ones thank you! Now need to find out what I do with them!

Jill x

Sally said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. You have some stunning work on yours too! I am glad that you like my work and I enjoy sharing the creative side of my life. I too will be visitng yours, great inspiration here, love the tags in the style of Tim, and this butterfly LO is gorgeous. x x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Lisa,
Sounds like you have had a great weekend!
Love your beautiful creation!
Such a gorgeous background and your detail is fabulous!
Love your pictures they are stunning!
hugs
kim x

Enfys said...

What aa gorgeous stencil, I love the way you used it. Fab layout. I am sooo behind with my scrapbooking, everytine I see a lovely LO like this, it spurs me on to do something about it..
love
En x

brenda said...

Evening Lisa, no rain here last night although it looked like it. Looking forward to seeing your wings creation for Allsorts.

B x