Sunday, March 28, 2010


Here she is again, my darling little tomboy niece. The photo was taken last summer when my sister and her kids came back to Utah for a visit. This was taken outside of Cedar City in Southern Utah. Don't I live in a gorgeous state? This combination of red rock, green foliage and blue sky is a particular favorite of mine. I also think it is really cool the way the sunlight makes a "V" shining down into the canyon ending in a point right where Keilani is sitting.

That background sheet of patterned paper from the K@Company Susan Winget "Nature" collection is the twin sheet that I have been using to cut all the butterflies from. This paper pad comes with 2 sheets of every design, and as you can see,this one is just covered in those gorgeous butterflies!

My husband, the practical functionalist, taught me how to line up my punch from the back side, which I use when rounding corners. From the back you can see where the punch lines up on your completed punch holes and it makes the corners look better. This particular punch is a Martha Stewart. The white border is a die cut I made with the Silhouette.

These handmade flowers are more of the torn circle flowers I learned to make from the tutorial on Gabrielle Pollacco's blog.

These layered butterflies are more that I cut from the twin paper, layering right over the top of those on the background pp. I inked the edges first, to give them some added dimension, and added Prima E-line pearls to the large one. I did the same to a butterfly on the bottom edge of the page, as well as a dragonfly on the top of the page. That way they overlap the other papers as well as giving dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!


Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Your blooms came out beautiful Jackie!! and I'm loving your butterflies too!!...I've got to get me some of these papers!! your l/o's are so whimsical and beautiful!

~Gabi xx

Darien said...

What a GORGEOUS lo!!!! Stunning!!!! The flowers look perfect!!!!!