Keep Dreaming Layout for May #moodboardgirls


Sunday, May 6, 2018

I joined the May #moodboardgirls insta hop and made this page and process video!
I picked out lots of the blues and aquas along with pops of pink and yellow from the moodboard - and birds have wings and fly so I used butterflies which also have wings and fly :)
First, check out how this layout was made from start-to-finish and all the mistakes between!

I began by making layered butterflies with a punch - it's by EK Success and has four different and small butterflies on it. I punched butterflies from all of the pink, blue, aqua, and yellow papers in my Pick-Me-Up collection. Then I layered the butterflies together, four per stack, and mixed all the colors and patterns together. Next I machine stitched through them, leaving the thread ends long. You know the drill: then I bent up the wings for lots of dimension!

I thought I would do some mixed media for the background, but it turned out to be too much. Instead I started fresh with a new piece of blue textured cardstock and used my Silhouette Cameo to draw concentric circles. I pierced holes about 1/4" apart through the circles and then hand stitched through using white embroidery floss. I came in with white acrylic paint and watercolors to jazz up the background and then glued the butterflies on top. Between the butterflies I attached sequins in coordinating colors.
I chose a darling photo of Jane sleeping on Chris' shoulder - she fell asleep as he was reading to her. She must have been so tired because she never naps anymore. It was a tender moment I'm glad I captured on camera. Or rather, phone. Haha. Anyway so I layered the photo over a torn Journaling Spot, tucked a flower Ephemera Die Cut into the layers, and adhered it to the bottom right corner at the center of all the stitched circles. To make the title I fussy cut a pink frame from one of the 2x2 Paper Pads, added a "DREAM" Sticker on top, trimmed down a "KEEP DREAMING" Chipboard Sticker, then adhered it at the bottom of the photo.
To finish I tore the top left corner, backed it with the B-side of Paper 20, and journaled with a .03 black precision pen. Simple and sweet caption for this simple and sweet moment. Finished! Best of all, I still have some butterflies leftover to use on a future project.

Now hop along to all these other talented ladies' instagrams to see some eye candy based on the moodboard!
Enza Gudor
Eri Wunderlich
Christina Buresch-Leyrer
Anke Kramer
Julia Schueler
Michelle Lagler
Ulli Dold
Birgit Krasenbrink
Steffi Ried
Ashley Horton
Zsoka Marko

3 comments

  1. You are always so inspiring!! LOVE the amazing stitching and details on this layout!

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  2. This layout is stunning! Thanks for sharing the process video.

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  3. Love love love love this! LOVING those layered butterflies and the stitching!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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