Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dream using Paper House and published article - Dream with instructions on the Accordian Butterfly

Today I am sharing and amazing photo piece.  There are so many fabulous and gorgeous places, gardens and sites that are a photographers dream come true. Beautiful scenery, flowers and foliage make for stunning scrapbooking pages. This is the McKee Gardens in Florida and they are so amazing and  beautiful in every season that I find myself going back repeatedly and still amazed each visit.

1. Following the photo above gather yourself some photos, coordinating papers, some accents, border and stickers and your ready to start.
2. Single matt 1 photos and the larger patterned paper accent. Ink the edges of papers.

3. Double matt the sentiment accent popping the top section up for depth. Ink your paper edges.

4. Using the template above start by saving it then printing it on 8 1/2" x 11 paper, cut it out to use this as a stencil template.
5. Trace the template of butterfly onto a fun bright accent colour to match your page. Cut it out and then folding in small pleats like an accordion press firmly to make the creases crisp. Tie off the centre with twine leaving a short tail like antennae of butterfly.

6. Now gather all your accents. Place all the pieces down in estimated position. Decide on adding more or less. Just remember to place them in  fun clusters with layers. They add layers, texture and colour. Include a title and decide if you like the flourish bottom border.... use it as shown or omit it and re space the whole page to omit it by centering everything.
7. You are now ready to glue down everything starting at the bottom layer. HINT: take a photo to follow to make it easy to reposition your own page as you laid it out.

Supply List:
Paper House blossom pix
Cardstock: DCWV
Stickers: cardstock border and Butterflies, canvas, 3D puffy floral
Rubons: Scenic Route
Accents: Creative Embellishments
Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger
Other: metal accent, twine, homemade accordion flower



LisaM said...

Love your butterfly on this gorgeous page Bev!

SharonCallisCrafts said...

The gardens look like a beautiful place to visit, Love the layout (BL)

Janet's Planet said...

Lovely. TFS Janet BL

yyam said...

Pretty! LOVE the accordion butterfly!

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

Very Cute Layout. I like how you created the butterfly. Very original.

Tammy S.
Bloggie Love

Tonya said...

Beautiful layout!
Your BL friend Tonya :-)

An'Jenic G. said...

Bev this is a cute layout.Very creative way to create the butterfly. Happy BL An'Jenic