Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Positive Thoughts...

Hi folks...I was right...the old body has gone in to major protest mode...right now it feels like I travelled home hanging on to the wing of the plane but hey ho...I'm thinking positive thoughts...Spring has arrived in my neck of the woods and I've been enjoying the sun relaxing in the garden...the Furry Boy has had his stitches removed so we'll be back to our long forest walks today...that should get rid of the creaky old body feeling and until I'm back in the crafty groove again I'm sharing another project from my Shari Carroll Art Journal Journey. You can catch up with Shari's "Fall To Winter" tutorial HERE.
I decided to go with BUTTERFLIES as my theme...a great excuse to use the fabulous new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Detailed Butterfly Thinlits...
I die cut the butterfly twice and used the first negative to sponge Picket Fence Distress Paint to create the large white butterflies and the second negative to create a stitched frame for a focal point. Then I had lots of fun stamping the large butterfly from the Perspective Stamp Set inked with Coffee Archival Ink and the butterfly from the Watercolor Stamp Set inked with Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.

 adding Film Strip Adage Ticket...Remnant Rubs and Big Chat Stickers...

See you all tomorrow 
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Fabulous pages Kath. Love the peaceful scenes. Happy walking with your furry friend. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. You know how I love butterflies and these pages are gorgeous Kath. I love how you've used the negative die cuts in two different ways and all the layering. Great job. Hope you feel better today.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Wonderful project. Glad to hear Buddy is doing so well. SEnding hugs. Anesha

  4. Such lovely pages Kath.
    Glad all is well with Buddy and I'm sure a few strolls in the sunshine with the furry boy will have you feeling back to normal.
    Toni xx

  5. Oh I love your take on Shari's journal page, it is so beautiful with the butterfly and the words are lovely! Hopefully you feel energised after your walk with Buddy this morning! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Love it!

    I must try creating a journal too.... I'll put it on the to-do list!

    Enjoy getting Buddy back to full fitness with some well-earned walks 😍

  7. Love this so pretty,great design.You need a looooong soak in the bath,nice and peaceful with soft music and a relaxing candle.So glad Buddy is getting back to full fitness,give him a Huge Hug from

  8. such a fabulous layout the colours and those butterflies look wonderful x

    Enjoy a wee relax and hugs to Buddy

    Annie xx

  9. Beautiful Kath, just love it.....
    So glad buddy is better, you take care now....xxxx

  10. From my creaky bones to yours, bravo! Quite lovely and soothing. Enjoy your forest walks with your boy

  11. I am brand new to your blog after finding a gorgeous piece on Pinterest, from 2013. Thought I'd see what you are up to now & not disappointed at all. What a beautiful piece, so many elements to catch the eye. Calming colours, great textures. Butterflies are always a winner & to use negative so creatively is wonderful. Obviously I don't know you but hope you'll have enjoyed your walk, nature is a real tonic! Tyfs & I'll now try to sign up. Although I may have lots of TH envy as a result,Lol.

  12. Absolutely fabulous! The butterflies are awesome! xxx