Inspiring Butterflies!

Well I think I said in my last post, that I loved fall/Halloween colors... Don't get me wrong, I do love this time of year. though the leaves have just begun to change here in southern Colorado, I really want to be done paper crafting in fall colors! I've still got some albums to finish up, but I had to take a break. This is what I came up with!
I knew after flipping through the pages of the DCWV Garden Party Stack at JoAnns I would be using some of the pages pretty quick!

One of them had glitter swirls atop various sizes of beautiful butterflies-- it is so pretty! I think I had the butterflies cut cut out before I even set up the album :) I also made many handmade flowers. I must say, luckily my DH was happy to help me out with these!! First I traced a circle shape and tore it out. Then I crumpled them into tiny balls and rolled the around and around and around..(get the picture?) in the palms of my hands. When you un-crumple them they are full of texture and the torn edges have been smoothed perfectly. I really like them! I have seen many similar ones, but I really like the *been pulverized* look!

So I went through my chipboard pages stash, picked out a couple pages from my Michaels $1 albums and traced and cut out the rest with my own hand drawn templates.

This page is from the butterfly album from Michaels but I trimmed the tops and bottoms off the wings so the shape better fit the butterflies on the pages. I never did like the shape of that butterfly album anyway! ;) I love this quote, i got it from Be sure to check there next time you are in need of a neat quote.

There aren't many DCWV embellishments, but I did find some K&Co epoxy stickers that matched great and really helped me with the theme of the album.
And there it is! I hope you like it as much as I do :) Check it out on ebay!


Dee Dee said...

Truly a beautiful album. I love the pinks and browns, and I am a big fan of the pulverized look too. ;)

Terry Oulboub said...

What an incredible creation! I love those DCWV papers and so well coordinated. Butterflies are so perfect with this album! You've really done a beautiful job with this design. I love the flowers! I'll have to try that pulverized look and see what I can come up with. I just have to find chipboard albums; they seem to be scarce around here. :p

Tammy said...

Those flowers are fabulous!! Such a lovely album and the shapes are so unique. I love those papers too ~ they are perfect for butterfly albums ;-). I was just looking at my pack thinking it was time to do another pink and brown butterfly album...

I'm thrilled you are using it for the Breast Cancer Awareness challenge!!

ocbrandy said...

Thanks girls! My hands and fingers are still recuperating from all the pulverizing! I love the way it came out and am so happy to contribute to a great cause.