Sunday, 22 April 2018

Marching on

Week 15 at life documented brings us this:

Theme: Rejuvenation – butterflies

Prompt: To create a butterfly to represent yourself, using paint and fold technique.

Optional: Create a corner pocket using same technique.  To make a snippet card/s

Technique: to use paint to create a butterfly image and to use snippets from your stash in the process.

QUOTE: “A woman is full circle, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform” Diane Mariechild or QUOTE: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2

I've used a diecut butterfly that I folded in half & added blobs of nail varnish in yellow, lime, red, blue & brown. As there were still gaps I decided to go over it all with distress stain in "dusty concord" - I added my face from a rare photo and stamped the quote.

Then at Art journal journey I had more fun with scraps!

  1. Image: dreamcatcher. Word: dream. Prompt: write about a recent or reoccurring dream you have had. Technique: draw or paint with unconventional tools (please share with us what you use). Quote: every great dream begins with a dream.

I use a new die & silver card for the main part, silver & some distress oxide scraps for the feathers, I used a strand of embroidery floss to tie it all together.

Whilst we are in among the many's what I did for art prompts galore:

APRIL 16-22: from my window// bright yellow, blue, postal ephemera, sticker, "funny" money, something received in the mail, something related to transportation, playing card, numbers, drawing.

Yellow acrylic background, blue stencilled months/dates ( the stencil came in the mail), postal ephemera (real & fake stamps + rush/fragil/first class stickers) all in blue, my funny money is an out of circulation bank note from the 70s in the UAE showing camels & a dhow which are both local forms of transportation (as does one of the stamps) a playing card and a selection of blue letter stickers that have been hanging around for far too long!

At every inchie Monday we have stayed on the African continent & moved slightly further south to Kenya and here we have Mt Kilimanjaro (that my granddaughter plans to climb next year) & the Great Rift Valley being amongst the geographical elements, the maumau rising, safari time in the Masai Mara where there are lions, elephants & rhinos - somehow I always think of the film "Born Free" when I think of this country, Nairobi where friends grew up, their amazing running athletes who partly owe their stamina to the altitudes that they are able to train at! This week I share map, flag & a lion.

We are now almost ready to have Brodie move to live with us! He's now been for his first injection & been microchipped.


  1. Great art pages Sally. I love how you added your photo to the first page and the quote you used is fantastic.
    The dream catcher made with die cuts is a super idea, another super page.
    Brodie is growing, I think you will have the days counted now until you can get him home with you.
    Yvonne xx

  2. What great pages, Sally - the words and the Sally-butterfly on the first one are a delight, and I love your dreamcatcher die - that's going to be so useful, and it's so pretty too. Brodie looks adorable - I'm sure he'll be a wonderful housemate.
    Alison x

  3. Great pages! I love the little lion and the puppy is adorable!

  4. You have obviously had another busy week, I like the DO feathers, a lovely effect and the "you" butterfly. I look forward to lots of Brodie stories in the months ahead, Dx

  5. Hi Sally

    What a great collection .. .. had to smile at the butterfly with your face on it.

    Brodie looks gorgeous. I think you are going to have loads of fun and great adventures with him.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Love your little lion ichie :-) Your other artwork is beautiful too.
    And Brodie is soooooo cute!!!

  7. Great pages and inchies, sorry to be so late, manic week.