Sunday, August 17, 2014


It's reveal time yet again at My Creative Sketches - check out this month's beautiful sketch by Liz Chidester.

I used papers from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection for my DT layout, and pleated some paper doilies behind the two semi-circles.

I then embellished the layout with wood flourishes (sprayed with glimmer mist), flowers, and butterflies, using pop-up foam dots to adhere the photos and some of the embellishments, for depth and dimension.

The quote, another one of my favourite quotes, is stamped onto a column of patterned paper ...

... and I applied some crystals and stickles to the bark butterflies, to add some sparkle to them as well as to match the big, beautiful butterfly from Prima's Andorra collection.

Here are more close-ups of the flower and butterfly clusters.

Now, do hop on over to the MCS blog for more amazing inspiration, and also check out the awesome, drool-worthy prize that's been put together for this month! Looking forward to seeing all your lovely takes on the sketch!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers – Pink Paislee – Butterfly Garden Collection – Botanical Gardens, Nature Sanctuary, Dragonflies, Butterfly Wings
Flowers and Vines – Prima Marketing – Charlotte, Stationer’s Desk Collection (Typewrite), Free Spirit Collection (Meditation), Bellas (Cream, Dark), Bretton Vines (Alyssa); Farm House Paper Company – Botanicals (Fair Skies)
Butterflies – Prima Marketing – Andorra (Gray), Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments (Butterflies)
Wood Flourishes – KaiserCraft – Wood Flourishes – Corners, Fancy
Alphas – American Crafts Thickers – Rainboots Puffy Letter Stickers (Black)
Stamp – Stampendous – ‘Life Is Art’ Wood Mounted Stamp
Mediums – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain; Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist – Caramel Apple; Ranger - Ice Stickles – Crystal Ice, Archival Ink - Jet Black
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots
Others - Paper Doilies, Crystals