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A layer a day - A spread a week: week 15

Hello butterflies,

Veerle here. And it's my turn this week to take you along on this week’s challenge

In case this is the first time you read about the challenge, check out the first blog post on the subject here, where we explain what it is all about.

You can join the fun at any time on the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies facebook group, where lots of alad spreads and in between layers get shared, which will definitely help your mojo to be inspired!

week 15

Within a cricle.

So I’m curious: what comes to your mind when you think of circles?

First thing it always reminds me off is how it flows, without a beginning or an end, it just keeps going. No bumps, no corners, just one soft smooth continuous line. It also gives me the feeling of safety, you know, your own safe bubble where everything is held off at a safe distance. And even though you might think it’s all about fragility for me with circles it certainly is not. I think a circle is one of the strongest shapes for me. No weak spots where my line gets bended in a completely different direction all of a sudden. It just stands strong and keeps going.

How do you look at a circle? And if you would have to put something inside your circle, what would it be? When you give it some thoughts, do you stand inside a circle yourself, or do you see yourself as the circle?

How to create those circles on our page? In our stash there might be stamps, stencils, cardboard circles,… but why not use the lids of our cans or the bottom of our paint bottles to stamp, or bend some wire in the shape of a circle, you can trace around a glass or a roll of adhesive or… And then there is the choice in having them flat, or you could add some structure. As you can see there are many possibilities.

So even though within a circle is our prompt, don’t let it hold you back to incorporate other shapes too. Maybe your personal story needs other shapes to get it out there, by all means use them without hesitation.

I’m really looking forward in seeing your take on this challenge and see your projects appear in the ‘France Papillon and Creative Butterflies’ facebookgroup.

If you have any question, or think you are stuck in times, just give me a shout.

Have fun creating!

Lots of love,


I followed Helen's step by step really closely last week, as I was really curious as to where she was taking her spread! And the outcome is just bringing it all back together!

Products used by Helen

Illusionary Artist stamp by France Papillon: "Perfect words", "London New York"


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