One Day At A Time

This is very much how I feel at the moment, taking one day at a time, trying not to get my knickers in too much of a twist over things in the future that I can not control! So today’s make is a reflection of me – Slightly scruffy and trying to be relaxed LOL!

I’ve used the lovely sentiment and flock of butterflies (is the collective term for butterflies a flock?) from the {Ippity} What Matters Most kit and I thought that as I have used Kraft card as a base that I would enter this card into the Gingersnaps Colour Challenge GC52 which is Kraft this month.


I’ve used a light layer of Gesso on a book page, stamped and embossed the image and then inked over the top.

You might have noticed that I am pretty much obsessed with altering book pages at the moment! But then I did find this wonderful old illustrated encyclopedia in a local charity shop for 50p, perfect for my new obsession!

Have a great book page altering day.

Kim


Materials:

Stamps{Ippity} What Matters Most

Ink – Archival Black; Versamark, Versacolor various

Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; 3D-foam

Other – Book page; Gesso; Jute; Mod Podge; embossing powder; Kraft card

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16 Comments

  1. April 29, 2010 / 9:59 am

    AbsOlutely lovely Kim! The color is soo vibrant!

  2. April 29, 2010 / 10:19 am

    Love the bright colour and I completely love using book pages too!

    The sentiment is something that I need to learn to live by too at the moment.

    And I'm pretty sure the collective name for a group of butterflies is a kaleidascope (although I'm unsure of the spelling) which is a fab name for such vibrant creatures.

  3. April 29, 2010 / 10:21 am

    This is beautiful Kim! I think the sentiment is perfect for so many of us-we all spend too much time worrying about future events etc.

  4. April 29, 2010 / 11:03 am

    WOW this is AWESOME Kim and sooo pretty, LOVE the Gesso girl in the bg that looks AWESOME!!!!! Another fabulous creation gf!

  5. April 29, 2010 / 12:58 pm

    Kim, this is stunning! What a great color combo, and the white butterflies look amazing against the orange. I'm so glad you joined the Kraft challenge at Gingersnap Creations– this is really exceptional!

    Hugs,
    Linda

  6. April 29, 2010 / 4:38 pm

    Very bright and cheerful. Love the materials in this.
    Hugs
    Tanya

  7. April 29, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    Hi Kim, wow thats fantastic, love the textures youve used and the colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  8. April 29, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    this is just fabulous!! Hugs Juls

  9. April 29, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Kim this is wonderful, love the colour and those fab word tiles
    love tasha xxx

  10. April 30, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    Super bright and cheery card and sentiment!

    I hope your life steadies out nicely for you!

    Keryn x

  11. April 30, 2010 / 2:42 pm

    Gorgeous card Kim & what a love idea to alter a book page! x

  12. April 30, 2010 / 5:13 pm

    Wonderful – the rich orange against the kraft background works so well! Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks Gingersnap Creations challenge!

  13. May 3, 2010 / 9:17 am

    Absolutly gorgeous – its a great idea altering pages

  14. May 23, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    This is stunning, Kim! The technique is fabulous and the sentiment just perfect. Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!

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