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A layer a day - A spread a week: week 34

Hello lovely Butterflies!

Helen here for this week’s ALAD/ASAW 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 33

My ideal day

This week I want you to think about what your “IDEAL DAY” would be. What would you do if you had a whole day just for you??

We are all so busy with working, taking care of family obligations, running a household, etc. that we barely have time to think about ourselves. What would give us happiness, joy, fulfillment? Do you actually know what you’d do if you had a full day to do whatever you wanted?

Lots of people don’t even know what it is they’d do with free time. Other people have so many ideas in their head about what they wish they could do, they can’t figure out what to do first.

The key is to really know what makes you feel good, so you can incorporate things from your “ideal day” list into your life as much as possible – even on days where you’re super busy, working, traveling, etc.

We need to find time each day to do a little something for ourselves that makes us happy and fulfilled; to be the best possible person for ourselves and others. I really do hope you join me this week and find out what would be your ideal day!

Happy Creating….. only 5 minutes a day!

((HUGS)) Helen

Corrie made this gorgeous Corrie-style spread full of color in a subtle way. And a bonus, a tutorial for you sweet Butterflies!

What makes your life complete?

As I mentioned in the introduction last week, my crafting completes my life. I really enjoy it and to be perfectly honest, it keeps me sane.

What makes me even more happy is when I can do all my favourite techniques and use all my favourite materials in one project, which is pretty much what I did here. That is why it is called 'It is a perfect awesome day'.

Anyway, here goes !

This is my first layer. I make it with the gelli plate and DecoArt Fluid acrylics. I also used 2 different stamps to get some interest into the layer. (Really these are two layers, to get the stamps into the paint you have to layer the paint).

For this second layer I used France's stencil 'Crackled' with white DecoArt Fluid Acrylic. I also scraped some of the same paint along the edges of the print.

For the third layer I stamped some tissue paper with France's London New York set. I then tore it up and glued it on my pages with DecoArt Matte medium.

I still was not loving it so I thought I'd knock it all back with Titianium White paint and a baby wipe. This way you get a very diluted layer over the top. I liked that much better !

Layer 5 was about stamping. I used the Rock 'n Rust set and Archival inks.

I also drew two squiggly lines around the pages.

The last layer was adding a main image and a sentiment. I used one of the Creepers and Crawlers set and the sentiment was made up from the Perfect Words set.

Here are some detailed photos of the spread.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip through my crafting day ! I certainly did !


Products used by Corrie:

DecoArt media: Matte medium

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Yellow Green Light, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Titanium White

Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering can, Tiger Lily, Leaf Green, Aquamarine

A Gel Press Plate

France Papillon stamps by Illusionary Artists: "Perfect words", "Creepers and Crawlers", "London New York", "Rock 'n Rust". Click on the images to shop!

France Papillon stencils: "Crackled”


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