Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Altered Tattered and Torn 6x6 swap "BUTTERFLYS'

Welcome to my blog.
This is Day one of twelve making a Butterfly journal page swap with Altered Tattered and Torn group.
This page is inspired by France Papillon's new posthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrAmzoOZtU8&list=PLNQFSHyo8iCnLfQ4nT-it0CMjlVPIVGtU

Altered Tattered and Torn group was All Things Tim's so there is no confusion.

I have enclosed some photo's of how I made this page.
I cut my cereal box 6x6
and tore stips of paper gluing them on in a downward layer
I added gesso over them
and then a thin coat of beige acrylic paint
I sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearls mist and let it dry
I used Walnut Distress and Mahogany Distress ink around the borders.
I tore thicker strips of paper for the middle and along the side and covered them heavily in the Perfect Perals Mist Forever violet
The stencil comes in a two pack from Ranger ink one is burlap and this one isBubble. I used My Distress Black soot dabber.
The die cut is a spare I had stashed back and honestly I am not sure which one it is..but as you can see I made a hole and used a brad to attach it in.
The photo wheel die cut I cut in 1/3 inked in my Ranger black archival ink and dried then added black diamond stickles.
I used my small little butterfly stamp and my wood mount moth stamp to make miniature tags.
I also used scraps from my images I cut out and save for the circle on the side.
You can see I stickled the die of the butterfly under the circled picture and the part of the photo wheel.
The circled image I used Tim Holtz tissue paper and sprayed again with the Perfect pearls mist forever violet. I rouched the edges and laid is on a clear  die cut by creative imaginations.
I trimmed the sides and added some burlap string to the miniature tags.
my letters came from making memories no 31616. I lined and black ink and added some glued lace to the bottom.
It is a bit of a different version than France Papillon's but she was my Monday inspiration ..
Well that is that and I shall include the photos now and I am off to find Tuesday Inspiration for page two of this swap.
I want each page to be different..I became tired of reputation this past year and reach with in my self to do the unusual.
Thanks for stopping in
susan s


  1. This is beautiful, Susan. Love your project! Valerie

  2. Looks grungily beautiful... love the way you used the picture wheel and the long buckle.

  3. Beautiful work! I love that last shot especially - I can see all that beautiful oozing black ;) xoxo