Paper Butterflies

Evening all, hope you’ve had a good weekend.


Sharing an art journal page, made using a mix of some the new stamps by Leonie Pujol and one of my fav stamps a butterfly from one of my Indigo Blu stamps sets.



Step by Step

1. Gave the art journal page a light coat of DecoArt Matte Medium.

2. Once the matte medium was completely dry, applied FB Gelatos in shades of yellow and mustard to create the base of the background. Sprayed the background lightly with acrylic ink sprays, in pink, yellow & orange. Heat set the background and added interest to the background using texture stamps by Sheena Douglass and Hobbyart stamps, using Archival ink pads. 

3. Using a Leonie Pujol stamp set, stamped the solid heart in pink Archival ink, to create the flower. Stamped the stitched heart outline, from the same Leonie Pujol stamp set, in black Archival ink directly over the pink hearts.

4. Stamped the sentiment, from a Leonie Pujol stamp set, using black Versafine ink. Heat set the text with a heat gun.

5. Stamped the butterfly, from an Indigo Blu stamp set, in Versafine ink in various shades of red & orange. Heat set the stamped butterflies.

6. Stamped the text border around the edge of the page, a Leonie Pujol stamp, using a grey Versafine ink. Heat set the text border.

7. Cut a circle to use for the flower center, using Tattered Lace dies, from a scrap of white card stock. Coloured the circle with FC Gelatos, in orange & yellow. Used a crackle stamp, by Indigo Blu, to add some interest to the flower centre using black Archival ink. Adhered using DecoArt Matte Medium to the page. Used FC Big Brush Pitt pens to add some shade around the flower petals.

8. Sealed the whole page with DecoArt Medium using a sponge to dab the whole page, dabbing avoids moving the water based Gelatos around.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart #116 ATG

Artistic Inspirations –  #158 ATG

Craft Your Passion – #316 ATG


Thanks for stopping by 😃





Imagine Art Journal Page

Evening all, been playing in one of my art journals with a couple of new stamp sets from Leonie Pujol.

I pulled out the Pan Pastels for this page, I’ve not really got to grips with the Pan Pastels so I really must use them more often!!



Step by Step

1. Used Pan Pastels, in yellow & turquoise, to create the background.

2. Stamped the scene using stamps from Leonie Pujol (bird, branch, flowers, leaves and text border) using Versafine ink pad.

3. Coloured the branches and leaves with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.

4. Stamped the bird and flowers on to a separate piece of paper and coloured with Pan Pastels, in red & yellow. Fussy cut the bird and flowers.

5. Adhered the flowers and bird on the art journal page.

6. Stamped the ‘Imagine….’ sentiment, from Inkylicious, using a Versafine ink pad.

7. Used a Sakura Micron pen to add the border to the art journal page.


Sshhh,don’t tell anyone, I coloured and cut the birds and flowers separately because I started colouring the flowers directly on the page with pencils and hated what I’d done so it was an easy fix!!!


I’ll be entering the following challenges 

2 Creative Chicks – #11 ATG

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – #21 ATG

Let’s Craft and Create – #114 Flowers and/or Hearts



Thanks for stopping by 🙂