Sunday, 27 June 2010

Can You Have Too Many Butterflies?

Happy Sunday everyone. Hasn't it been beautiful again, well unless you're a football fan I guess.

I was sat in the garden while the match was on and knew when to pop inside for a look because I could hear the cheers and the groans echoing around!! In the end there where more groans than cheers and my DH turned it off half way through the second half declaring he had better things to do with his time!!! Things must be bad. He'd sat through the Grand Prix first and I think that was more entertaining. Red Bull gives you wings, just ask Mark Webber!!!

I have lots of half finished projects and some cards that haven't been delivered yet so I thought I'd share another Layout tonight, just to prove to Sarah that I am still scrapbooking.

This one was of my Wisteria this year which was fantastic and smelled heavenly. It's a standard in a pot and is just at nose height. My Mum and Dad always enthused whenever we saw them when we were small and my Sister said it should be called Hysteria instead, hence the title.

I stamped onto the paper again with my new Papermania Hampstead stamps and coloured it with self coloured pro markers. I really like the effect I get with this. The title was printed on the computer and cut out and I also used a Nestie which was inked with the die still in place so that you get that lovely white edge.

The main border was cut with a bendy ruler and I added stitching and gems for interest.

The flower was cut out of some very old Do Crafts paper and then I went and added all those glittery butterflies punched with my new Martha Stewart punch and to my mind spoilt it. Trouble is I used wet glue and I can't get them off now. A great example of adding one thing too many!! Oh well, I thought I'd show you anyway.

Thanks for stopping by and whatever you're doing, have a great week.


Sally H said...

It's stunning! The layout as well as the wisteria and your photos. This is just the right amount of butterflies. If they were bigger it would be too many, but because they are small it is perfect! Hoping to see a few more real ones in the garden when my buddlia comes out

Michelle said...

A beautiful page Lisa, my favorite paper there you've used. the purple flower paper. have had it in my stash for a while and not found the right project for it. This is just lovely though!
x Michelle

Anne said...

LOL I can't believe you said that about Mark Webber:)

Beautiful layout, our wisteria was fab this year too


Fabulous layout Lisa - love the Wisteria photos - one of my favourite flowers, which I have never been able to grow, unfortunately! Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine - our noisy neighbours went very quiet when the score reached 4-1 !!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

soooooo beautiful lisa,the paper is gorgeous.
love debbie xxx

Sarah xx said...

Lisa I'm very pleased to see this LO and it is stunning. I love the delicate muted colours and the butterflies are just perfect, not too much at all!
I didn't know you could grow Wisteria in a pot? I may have to find some to add to my little patio potted garden xx

craftimamma said...

I think those butterflies are perfect. As Sally said they are small so they work beautifully.

I'm a lover of wisteria too so can understand your Mum and Dad's enthusiasm.

I've just been back a bit on your posts and left comments as I realised I've missed one or two. The wedding cake was of particular interest to me as we have a wedding coming up next year.

Lesley Xx

Paula said...

Very pretty page, I love those photos & no, you can never have too many butterflies!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Lisa what a beautiful layout!
So love your gorgeous colours and wonderful design and detail!
kim x

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous layout Lisa!!! I love wisteria and can get quite histerical about it myself haha!!! X

Hope Jacare said...

What a beautiful page - really striking! I love the little butterflies - just perfect! Cheers Claire x

Kay Carley said...

What a totally beautiful page Lisa.

Both the colouring and the layout is beautiful and no you definitely cannot have too many butterflies!!

Kay xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful LO Lisa! I love your wisteria - I wish we had one, I keep suggesting we do but we never have yet! Not sure where there would be space for one though lol! xx

Artyjen said...

Wow that is a gorgeous layout for your gorgeous wisteria :) It looks super in a pot.
xoxo Sioux

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous LO, Lisa. No, you can't have too many butterflies, are yours are just right. Your wisteria is beautiful, it's one of my favourite flowers. My dream cottage would have wisteria around the door - I live in hope!