Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Booms and Butterflies

I have been MIA, from my blog, for a couple of weeks.....sometimes LIFE just gets out of hand.....and I won't tell you an untruth, there have been days of just LAZINESS!! LOL!
I have been working in some of my journals (during the lazy days.....just too lazy to scan, edit and post)   This page was made for a couple of challenges (listed below) It was a fun page to make because I  used different techniques and mediums.
The first layer was Gesso with ink added to tin the background.  I used a daisy stencil and embossing ink for the background daisies, then pink and white embossing powder.  The other flowers were embossed with white EP, then the color was inked in and fussy cut.  The butterflies followed the same process.  Once everything was glued down I used a couple of leaf stems and added the greenery.  Around the edges of the page with some distressed ink for some aging and I was finished.
Pastel colors can sometimes be harder to work with, especially when trying NOT to add any black to the that wasn't part of the "challenges".....just my own challenge.
Both of these challenges run for the month of May, so there is still time to join the fun.

Now I'm off to link up and take on the challenge of getting ALL my errands finished TODAY!

Inky Hugs


  1. HI there Krisha!!! LOVE< LOVE> LOVE your art journal page!! AND i have to tell you i LOVED your PostCard i received in the mail. Just beautiful!!! I know what you mean about busy and lazy all rolled into one!! :) BUT your creating art and thats all that really matters! Hugs! deb

  2. Hi Krisha, a lovely page and the pastels are so pretty. I love the added flowers and butterflies and the dark framing with the pastel colours gives a real zing. Barbxx

  3. Nice to have you back, you've obviously been very creative in your absence. This is just stunning. Love it. Cara x

  4. We all need some lazy days now and then. Sounds like you were quite creative during your lazy time off, though! :-) Your page is beautiful and I love how you framed it all in with the contrasting brown ink. Thank you for joining our May challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  5. Totally adorable art piece! Love the background and colors too. Thanks for playing with our Rubber Dance challenge and good luck!

  6. What a stunning creation! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  7. so beautiful! love the pretty spring pastel colors. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  8. Very pretty. Love those flowers. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz