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A layer a day - A spread a week: week 38

Hello everyone!

It´s Melina here today sharing the prompt for this weeks Alad challenge, Still Standing.

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 38

Still standing

Hard times. We all go through hard times in our lives sooner or later. When you are in the middle of it you might think it´s too hard to handle... Somehow time passes and one day you realise you did get through it. Maybe with some new cracks and scars, but you did it. You find yourself Still Standing, and hopefully you learned something on that rough road you traveled for a while...

Art journaling is a great way for me to deal with things, good or bad.

I would like the pages/spreads this week to be inspired by one time you found yourself still standing after a hard time in your life. Be inspired by your feelings, or something that helped you get through it, or a symbol that represents that strenghts.

A really, really old wall is that kind of symbol for me. They are weathered, with cracks and holes, but somehow still standing year after year, and in my oppinion only gets more and more beautiful.

This week you´ll see me create that wall layer by layer in the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies Facebook group.

I hope that you will join me this week, and I´m really excited to see your take on this theme.



Marit challenged you last week with a color challenge. Her spread is pretty pink, don't you think sweet Butterflies? But what else could we expect from her!

Products used by:

DecoArt media: Matte medium, Crackle paint

DecoArt Chalky Finish: Innocence

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta

Archival Ink: Watering Can, Magenta Hue

France Papillon stamps by Illusionary Artists: "Perfect words", "Auntie Margot and Co". Click on the images to shop!

France Papillon stencils: "Circles”


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