Friday, 25 January 2013

Butterflies in my Garden

I feel as though all I'm posting is my little Art Journal using all the lovely Dylusions inks and stamps from various companies, so I hope I'm not being too boring!  But hey, I'm having such fun getting inky and playing and loving how each page turns out, especially when I don't have anything in mind when I start - it just happens!

I've called this page "Butterflies in my Garden" but in reality, our garden doesn't have any flowers out at the present time, so any butterflies are pretty scarce.  Poor little things would melt in the heat anyway!

I started with some background sprays, followed by a "Bingo" stencil, using the negative on the other page so nothing goes to waste.  Next the bottom border was added followed by individual leaves on both sides.  Looking in my stamps for a suitable butterfly, I came across SU "Summer Solstice" which also has a leaf which fitted perfectly with the Dylusion leaves. 

The yellow butterfly is the negative of SU "Beautiful Butterflies Bigz" die which I had kept from Stamp Camp last year, thinking it may come in useful - and it has, it fits perfectly!  I just kept the butterfly outline in place and stamped through it with the flower and doodled in the body and feelers.

I outlined the leaves and butterflies with my white Sharpie pen, and lastly added the little black and white border to the top edge.

My little 6" x 6" journal is almost full, just a few more pages and it will be finished, THEN I'll start on my Dylusion Art Journal which I gave myself for Christmas.  I just know if I start it now, I'll never finish my little one and I'd really like to have it finished.  I'm finding that I have to be very careful now the pages are being filled as when I start the other blank side, some of the ink is seeping through to the already finished pages.  I've had to 'repair' one page which resulted in another colour being added, but was happy with how it turned out.  I don't think this little book was designed for Dylusion inks, probably more as a mini scrapbook.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.  I always enjoy reading your comments!

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. This is like a tropical garden Helen. I love coming to visit you - especially at the moment when it's so cold here and your makes are inspired by heat! Vicky x


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