Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Butterfly Layout

This week I began working on a layout with a sketch all ready to go, paper selected, picture set and then I saw the butterfly die cuts. I loved how they looked with the picture and realized it wouldn't work with the sketch so it got tossed and I started from scratch.

The background paper is Recollections: The Sweetest Thing. The title is Simple Stories: diy. The die cuts are Heidi Grace: Cartwheel. The small butterfly stickers are K & Company: Life's Little Occasions. The black butterflies are stamped (I stole the stamp from my daughter's Melissa and Doug play set) and it's coloured in with a black pencil crayon and orange marker. The orange paint is Creamcoat: Pumpkin. This was my first time using paint on a layout. My daughter thought it looked pretty fun experimenting with spray bottles and splatter. Finally, the photo was taken by my friend Danielle Serceau whom we are so lucky to have had at the lake that day. It was "Halloween at the Lake" and my daughter was dressed as a butterfly, princess, figure skating cat. She saw everyone else's costumes and wanted a piece of them all.

I have entered this layout at Scrap Our Stash: Challenge #26 where you have to use items from the word EMBOSS. Here are mine:

E - ebony pencil crayon and marker
M - Mémère, Melissa & Doug stamp
B - butterflies, bright colours
O - orange paint
S - stickers
S - Simple Stories title

Thanks for checking this out and your comments are always welcome!


  1. Great take on our stash challenge. Love your list of items and on the way you incorporated them. Thanks for joining in with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  2. Cute page and great job with the challenge! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Nice layout! Thank you for playing with Scrap Our Stash!

  4. So sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. Such a cute layout! Greetings from a fellow Canadian ;) Love what you did with the stash challenge! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  6. Beautiful layout! Love all the details you added! Hugs, Karen

  7. Great layout! Love the butterfly addition! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!