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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Summer of Colour #6 - Watermelon Ice


Last week of the Colour of Summer Event over at Twinkle, Twinkle. A HUGE thank you to Kristin for running this event, it has been amazing. The colour prompt for the last week was Watermelon Ice and this is my last butterfly ATC to complete the challenge. Must admit I was running out of differrent small butterfly dies to use so these are week 2's with the Swallowtails cut off - part of the Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers mini butterflies die set.

I then used all 6 ATCs for an AJ page. The butterfly trail leads to the butterfly I was given  by my friend Karen
And finally a scrapbook page a did a few years back when my husband took me to Wisley Gardens to see the Butterfly Exhibition. It is just that I happened to do it in Watermelon Ice colours and it was of butterflies that I thought I'd show you all. Pili-pala is Welsh for butterfly!

Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments over the past 6 weeks. BJ

28 comments:

sandee said...

While I love you layout, the AB Journal page is stunning! I absolutely love all the colors together and the way the background colors tie it all together!! Stunning! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Pointy Pix said...

these are so beautiful. I love butterflies and the Welsh word is lovely!

Shahrul Niza said...

Ohh, what a lovely spread showing all of your ATCs!. My favorite is the very last one. Vintage, simplicity and elegant all in one!. Hugs.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful ATC. Love the butterflies and the whole composition on your page.
Lovely greet
Marja

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful - such lovely decoration on them, and I LOVE them all laid out together - they look stunning.

Bernice Hopper said...

What a lovely idea to use the ATCs for a journal page

JansArtyJunk said...

Your summer of colour butterfly atc's look stunning all together in your journal pages!

Julia S-W said...

Like those ATC's BJ and the pages are wonderful - even if I don't scrap!
Julia

Elisabeth R said...

Your last butterfly ATC is so pretty, and I LOVE your journal pages with the atc's. The colors and the layout,...it all just making me happy! :)

Diane said...

This all came together so well--your butterflies are all unique in their own way--just like the real ones--wonderful take on Kristin's color challenge.

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful! Gorgeous butterflies!

Dawn said...

Hi BJ, what beautiful work my lovely. The journal spread you have done to display them really does them proud, what fab colours you have chosen to set them all off and tie them all together. Ha ha, I see what you meant about Karen's butterfly now!!
Big hugs x x x x

Manon said...

Wow what a wonderful collection, I love how this has all come together.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Beautifully creative butterflies ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, your art has blown me away. I'm very impressed with both the ATCs and the scrapbook page. Putting them all together like that makes so much sense. I didn't see it coming, either!

You asked about my degrees. I got my Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and my Ph.D. at Wichita State University in Human Factors, which was a cross discipline degree between Engineering and Psychology. I'm all about the science and none about the "couch." Thanks for asking. And yes, those pages were from a class on the study of the brain. It was an ELECTIVE I wanted to take before I joined the HF program in Wichita.

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, love your latest ATC, gorgeous colours and I love how you have put all the ATCs together, they all look wonderful. I visited that Butterfly Centre too, a few years ago and absolutely loved it, but then I adore butterflies so much.......like your LO too. A x

Kristin said...

xo!

Joanna said...

Beautiful butterflies for Watermelon Ice! I particularly like the second one with the sunburst detailing, that's really striking. It's good to see all your butterflies together too :o)

scarlett clay said...

Oh I bet those butterfly gardens are incredible, love your beautiful paper creation for this week!

Fishcake_random said...

What a clever and sweet way to group all your weeks together. I think when you can see them all at once they look even better than they do individually.
x x x

Mandy said...

Lovely work...those butterflies are divine ...as are your wonderful journal pages...xxx

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful - both today's butterflies and the pages you created!

Netty said...

Such a fabulous spread. Annette x

Karen said...

ooo I can see it!!!!!!!! my little butterfly has fluttered down to a very nice home ....I am so chuffed :D What a lovely way to display your gorgeous ATC's and I am loving your pages, HUGS xxx

sugar Creek said...

Love all the butterflies, they are beautiful!

AnnieC said...

Another lovely ATC and they all look fab in your AJ pages, love the background effect.

Kathy said...

Beautiful ATC.. and they look great together...
great pages too...
x

lydiapuenteharris said...

What a fantastic idea! I love your atcs and how they look on the journal page. Really,really beautiful they all are!