Sunday, May 19, 2013

Butterfly Fly Away

I have a few things to share with you today. The first being that my family and I went over to Leesburg Virginia yesterday to The Old Luckets Store there. They were having a big hoorah and had hundreds of vendors there with loads of antiques. It was awesome and so fun to go over and check out all the wonderful goods. Here are a few photos..

this door was amazing, I wanted to buy it for my house haha!!  

talk about having a big head!!  

Wouldn't these be so cool to do in Tim's new fabric?!! I might have to buy me some old suitcases!! 

I had a fun time and came away with an old printers tray, some watch parts and typewriter keys. I also bought funnel cake and kettle pop-corn!! I was actually pretty good, I could have bought SO much more.

Onto crafts now.. for my project today I worked on a journal page. I'm entering this page into the following challenges...
The Octopode Factory Challenge - This time it's all about Music. I used the old Miley Cyrus Song in my page "Butterfly Fly Away"
Stampotique Designers Challenge - This week they are doing "Anything Goes" WOOT! I love anything goes. I only used one Stampotique stamp on this page, but it's one of my new favorites.
Our Creative Corner - This week they are also having "Anything Goes" Double YAY! They have revamped the site and are starting out fresh and new, led by the new owner Laura, be sure to check them out.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - This week is all about "Flower Power", that's easy for me, I love flowers.

For starters I wanted to use this wonderful Gelli Print that I made a few weeks ago, I love that it has swirls and two big flowers right in the middle. I just love the contrast of color as well.

I used a little Tinkerbell girl from the Octopode Factory Shop
I colored her using a combo of watercolor pencils and chalks of various brands, I did the house the same way but I forgot to photograph it.

For the Butterfly I used three different colors of embossing powders and heat set

I then fussy cut the butterfly out and colored around the outside  with my wonderful Faber-Castell Pitt pen

I went around the entire outside of the page using Tim Holtz acrylic paint dauber

I used  my Memory marker to color the Seaweed Stampotique Stamp and then stamp it onto my page.. this stamp is by artist Jo Capper-Sandon.. this is a seaweed stamp but here I'm using parts of it for my butterfly swirls. 

I then used another marker (Zig) to go over it and make it stand out more and deeper black. I actually colored and stamped my seaweed twice here.  

I also used my white gelli pen to highlight the swirls

I also used a Sizzix Die for the black flowers

Here is my final page, I really love how the gelli print fades into the background so nicely and the characters pop off the page. Gotta love those gelli prints!!! 

The reason I chose this song title is because it reminds me so much of my daughter and our relationship and make me think of the not so distant future, she will be graduating high school and flying away from home like a butterfly. She will flourish and be beautiful and do many wonderful things, I just know it.. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super Sunday.


  1. Hi Claudine, that is just so gorgeous! Love it and love that you describe the process. Hugs Frea

  2. This is amazing! Such a work of art.. thank you for showing us your process! :) And thank you for playing in our "Flower Power" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  3. What a great door! And a great journal page.

  4. What a great idea to use "Seaweed" stamp for the butterfly trails. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Sarinda

  5. The Gelli print is already cool; I love the blingy butterfly; and your quirky fun images are great! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  6. The Gelli print really does blend into the background, how amazing is that! I love that Stampotique image too. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  7. This is wonderful, so many great details! Thanks for including Stampotique!

  8. This is wonderful, so many great details! Thanks for including Stampotique!

  9. the antiquing looks like a lot of fun! Love that door too! Fabulous card, love how you did that gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

  10. What a wonderful antique show! I love those kinds of places! Your page is wonderful and so is the inspiration! Great song!

  11. How fabulous is this! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x
    ps. I'll have to bid against you on that door!!!

  12. This is so fabulous! I love all the details and thanks so much for the explanation about how it was made! I have to try Gelli printing! oh, and I want that door too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx