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


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

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

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

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


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