Monday, January 9, 2012

A Beautiful Butterfly

During my last weekend of summer vacation, we took one last trip up to Door County. I caught this beautiful butterfly on the flowers near our favorite beach in Egg Harbor. This was a really hard shot to get. It was super windy, and the flower was blowing around. I was so excited with how awesome this picture turned out! This is the final page on my Junior Year Album. I do all my albums chronologically by school year. I am not done with this book, but I really wanted to work with this picture.

It took three layouts to create the perfect layout to showcase this picture. I have never thrown out layouts in the past, but I just couldn't create anything I was in love with. I wanted to keep it simple, and focus on the picture. I was lucky that I had two awesome challenges to inspire me.

The first challenge was from Frosted Design. This weeks challenge was to only use card stock. There was no patterned paper allowed. I realized that the patterned paper was overwhelming my picture, and that card stock was the perfect route for me to take.

The second challenge was from Sketchy Thursday. They had a one picture, one page sketch, along with the challenge to use blue and silver. This was just perfect. I had the blue and purple mat to the picture, but I needed a little something more. I honestly would have been content putting nothing on the page but the picture, except that would have been a little boring. So I cut some flowers from my cricut, and used them as a mask. I shimmer misted over the flower to create a fun silver background on the left hand side of the page. I traced the flower outlines with  purple stickles. This page came together so well, and I love the outcome.

Sketchy Thursday's Sketch:

 My final layout:

Supplies: Paper: The Paper Company, Die Cuts with a View, Coordinations
Shimmer Mist: Tsukineko
Stickles, Liquid Pearls
American Crafts: Buttons
Dootle Bug: Twine
Gelly Roll: Pen
ATG, Glue Dots


  1. Gorgeous photo! Love your glittery flowers and the subtle misting!

  2. Wow!! Pretty layout! The photo is great and I love the misting and glitter!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  3. Wow, gorgeous photo! Love the simplicity of the layout and how it focuses on the photo!

    Thanks so much for playing along at Frosted Designs this week!

  4. Really pretty picture!! What a great idea for the flowers!!

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! LOVING that photo and love love love the glittered flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Wow, you showcased your butterfly photo so perfectly!! ~ Blessings