For this page, I took a sheet from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stack (a blue one) and added some greens and purples, the other colors that appear in my butterfly background paper (which you'll see next). The paper butterflies were cut from a Cuttlebug embosslit. I added tiers of lace for Marie's dress. Her hat is just an oval of vellum with some tiny flowers and other bling. The challenge was the butterfly net. That I did with some jewelry wire, and attached the tulle with some sticky strip. The bejeweled butterflies were part of the stash of Marie-inspired goodies that Daisy had sent along with her journal. I've used a lot of what she sent in the pages I've done so far.
What tickled me the most......I discovered that I actually own a stamp (from Quietfire) that says "papillon," which is French for.......you guessed it, butterfly! I think you can see it stamped in gold in a few places.
For my journaling page, I took that background paper, added some vellum butterflies (which I inked, sprayed with a mica powder mist, and added stickles to), and attached my journaling (which was printed on parchment paper).
Val included patterns for little slippers to be used as her sign-in tags. (Val is super organized and thinks of EVERYTHING!). We were to decorate our shoe in the style of our pages, and this is what I came up with:
I'm very happy with these pages, and hope Val is too.
Now, over at PID, the weekly challenge theme is "My Favorite Escape." For me, that has always been books. This is a tag I did. All images are from the PID shop.
If you're at all curious about the background, it will be featured on the PID blog tomorrow for Technique Tuesday.
It's only noon. You have time. Go make some art!