Saturday, July 13, 2013

D-lish Scraps & Stuck Sketches Challenge - Happiness is like a Butterfly


Today I am here to share with you a layout I created using the May APOCD kit and some gorgeous 
D-lish Scraps embellishments. 

The layout was based on the July 1st Sketch at Stuck Sketches.



This was the sketch:



When I saw this sketch and the circular elements &butterflies I knew I had to give this one a go. But I also wanted to try a few different things. I decided to pull out my Faber Castell Glaze, my Gelatos and gesso and have a bit of an experimental play. I am quite happy with the result too, I will go into more detail in the close up pictures and also in my post on the D-lish blog towards the end of the month...

Here is my layout:

Layout title: Happiness is like a Butterfly


D-lish Products Used:
Bobby Pins - Silver x 2
Big Blooms Grab Bag
Sequin Bow - Light Pink 
Mini Resin Pastel Butterflies Grab Bag 
Paper Doiley 20cm round 
Washi Tape
Resin bird (coming to the D-lish Store soon)

Freckled Fawn Products available in the D-lish Scraps Store:
Enamel Dew Drops - Black/Grey/White 
Enamel Dew Drops - Ombre Pink 

Other Products Used:
Papers: White card stock, Plain Vellum, Studio Calico Patterned Paper and Vellum, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Simple Stories Alphabet and Elements sheet, wire.
Other Products: Faber Castell Gelatos and Glaze, Gesso,  Heidi Swapp Stencil, Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples, sewing machine and white thread, typewriter.

Here are some close ups of the page:

I decided I wanted to keep the butterflies in the sketch and not change them to another shape. I used the Faber Castell glaze and a Heidi Swapp Butterfly mask to create a resist in my paper. When I applied my gelatos, the butterfly image would resist them and still be evident.  I found the butterflies were not standing out enough so I added a little grey gelato outline, which I blended with my finger. To add dimension I created the wire butterfly flourish and traced the butterfly template onto vellum, cut them out and stapled them to the page.

Here I have also used lots of D-lish goodies, washi tape behind the photo, an adorable sequin bow and the Frecked Fawn enamel dots.


Close up of the journalling, I really love this quote and its so true!


The D-lish resin bird, enamel dots, mini butterfly, etc. Lots of D-lish goodies in this close up :)


Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my layout!

Oh an before I forget, other Scrappy News I made it into the Jot Creative team finalists list which can be found here.... now the Jot girls have the fun job of narrowing this list down to a handful of women!



The amount of talent in this list is amazing, and although I doubt that I will make it into the final team of five women, just being on that list, amongst that talent is just so lovely :)

3 comments:

Anna said...

But you DID! Congratulations on making the Jot Creative Team. I was in the same boat as you thinking it was just an honour just being in the list of 21 finalists! But we did it! I'm so shocked (about me not you - your work is divine!) I look forward to getting to know you better and seeing further work from you! Adore that butterfly layout :-)
Anna

Lauren Hender said...

What an adorable little dolly you have! She is beautiful and so is your layout.

amanda hall said...

Love your work Raquel. So beautiful…. A massive congrats on your Jot position. Such awesome work it's no wonder you were chosen.