This week at Sketch Support there is a wonderful 2 page spread. I had several photos from my sons' butterfly fair in the fall, so I decided to use the sketch to scrap that event. The sketch uses stars, which didn't fit for my theme, but butterflies did, so I swapped out the stars for butterflies. Here's what I did (click the images to view them larger):
I sort of wish I'd used a lighter background yellow, but this color is the color of monarchs, and so it goes. Same with the die cut paper: I wish I'd tucked it in a little more. Ah, well. Neither of those bothered my boys, so I'm over it.
I hand drew then hand stitched the swoop across the page, then used my Studio Calico butterfly stamps and my Martha Stewart butterfly punches on scrap paper to add the butterflies.
After I adhered them, it became perfectly clear they would not stay, so I machine stitched each one on because I do nothing but eat bon bons and recline on the couch, so I have enough time to do so. (Big lie. I was internally swearing as I was stitching because of how much time it took. Not sure I will ever do that again with such a rabble of butterflies.)
I added more rabble to the title just 'cause I liked it. I didn't internally swear at these.
And now for the giveaway!
I would like to give a copy of Debbie Sanders and Allison Davis' Sketches for Scrapbooking volume 8. If you want to be considered for the random drawing, please leave a comment telling what hints you have for making two page layouts. Comments will be open until Thursday, July 14 (ETA 8 P.M. CST).