Monday, 28 April 2014

Butterflies and freedom and creating...oh my!

Hi! Seems this layout was meant to be...I looked at the beautiful April mood board for Scrap Around the World's April challenge at the beginning of the month and loved it:

The butterflies and the freedom concept especially caught my eye, but I had other projects going and put it on the back burner. Then withing a few days of each other, I received some lovely butterfly images in the mail from my lovely scrappy friend Elizabeth and found a fabulous quote on Facebook that really spoke to me. Thus my layout and April challenge entry was born!

 Believe it or not, I didn't use texture paste on this page at all!In keeping with the airy, free feeling I wanted to capture, I added a little stamping/stenciling with ink, a few brushes of blue-white acrylic paint to create the butterflies' flight path, then some hand-stitching to accentuate that feeling of movement.

You can view Scrap Around the World's April Challenge information here:


  1. Wow! This is fabulous Lynne. I love the background ... lots of subtle layers and patterns and butterflies are stunning. I made need to "borrow" that quote��

  2. Really stunning! Love your composition! Thank you so much for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!

  3. Wonderful, love your L.O, amazing butterflies....hugs from France

  4. Great motto You used in your layout. Love the butterflies. Thanks for playing at SATW

  5. Very inspiring piece and those colourful butterflies are so beautiful!
    Thank you for playing along with our SATW moodboard!

  6. Beautiful butterflies!! I love the way you created the movement on your layout! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW.