You remember in my last post I mentioned that when I was a little girl I used to fantasies that butterfly, nature cute little flying creatures are like magical fairies. If you see there wings from a distance you may identify with my childhood fantasy. I was so happy to dig back to that oldie-goldie of mine that I was further inspired to make a lay out. I found that beautiful mood board on Scrap around the world that moved my fantasy in fairy land.
I could see in front of my eyes sparkling shining copper colors and that warm yellowish browns. I my lay out inspiration comes from Keren Tamir’s september Prima BAP.
So all set than go, here is my interpretation:
Are you interested in the process then stay, if you’d like to see some details you can jump straight to the end of my post. I used paper scraps from two different Prima stash (Time traveller and Sea shore). I arranged them randomly on my page.
I felt like adding some shading to the edges, so I used a chalk edger.
I used archival ink to add some stamping with my splattered mug stamp and with a heart cube stamp.
Since the new mixed media line of Prima was coming out I am in love with it, I try the soft gel with all kinds of different medias to mix with and till now I have to tell you it works perfectly. By the way I use soft gel also for glueing. So this time I mixed soft gel with crackle accent and with patina antique red paint. I applied my mixture with Finnabair’s elementals butterfly stencil. And there are my little fairies shining and bright like little stars. Then I colored my page with Lindy’s stamp gang sprays (golden sleigh bells and cattail copper brown).
Then of course came my image, the little Fairy sitting on a mushroom, she is a real autumn Fairy, don’t you think so? And from 7 dots studio the title “winged things” seemed to be the perfect match.
Next I missed some more nature decoration that I added from my Prima collections (item numbers #571931, #575106). And there was my autumn landscape with my winged Fairy. And now some “magical” details:
I am sharing my lay out with my friends at Art journal journey as well, there the theme this month is living beings.
A beautiful journal page, thanks so much for linking again to AJJ! Valerie
Oh Ruth, you and I talked about butterflies and how we like them, but I am as equally fond of fairies! There is something about them that brings thoughts of wonders and magical lands! I guess I will never grow up! LOL! I love this page and I know they will over at Art Journal Journey as well! Love it! 🙂
Thanks Felicia, xoxo
You managed to make this page look really cool, Ruth, not at all “cutsie” or too girlie. I love it!
Oh Ruth- just gorgeous!! xoxo
Thak you Jackie xoxo 🙂
What a lovely layout this is! Amazing – great to see your progress!
Thank you Ruth for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey Challenge!
Thanks Susi xoxo
Fantastic page with beautiful texture!!
Thank you Shilpa!
This is stunning work! Your background is truly a work of art! Thank-you for sharing the process with us! Perfect take on the Mood Board! All the best from SATW! 🙂
Thank you Pam!
This is absolutely magical. I love the effect of the butterflies and that fairy is adorable.
Your creation is full of wonder and magic Ruth!
Lovely in every detail…
thank you also for showing your work in progress
I know it is sometimes tricky to stop and snap a photo while in the throws of creating!
Happy September weekend to you!
Patty, you are so right, sometimes I totally forget to push the button and it’s with no bad meaning, just the work flows and the next step, next idea runs out of my head. Thanks for stopping by and a great sunshiny weekend to you too! xoxo
I love your project! Congratulations! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW!
Thank you Hera!
Gorgeous page!!! A total stunner!
Thank you Lisa!