Anna’s Craft Cupboard has a mini challenge for the FB community members. Last month’s September challenge was to make a layout which included butterflies, one or more. I went with more…who can resist butterflies?
I decide to use a chevron patterned paper, Fairy Lights’ by 7 Dots Studio, it is divine. Though when I purchased it I expected it to be teal, clearly my monitor was tricking me, it arrived very green and gorgeous. Ás gorgeous as it is I couldn’t resist adding to it, stamping on some ink and splashing around some colour.
Then I went butterfly crazy and stamped them out on white cardstock using Archival ink and coloured the butterflies with Tim Holtz distress ink. Some fussy cutting and they were good to go.
The photo was mounted on several layers of scrap papers which were left over from a Zoo layout.
Once the photo and layers were fixed in place I added the butterflies and boy did that make my heart flutter. They worked beautifully with the background. The title came from me musing over this photo, it seemed to capture me looking old (or my age) which I rarely notice. I was playing tea party with my grandson. He had baked a real cake, orange cake and we (him, me, and my daughter) took it to my mother’s house for afternoon tea. Four generations together, building more memories. I suppose I do look like this often but just never realise it. I had just crawled out of bed and was not showered, having a slouchy Saturday. You never feel you are the age you are…maybe mirrors lie and camera lenses always tell the truth?