Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Beginnings

I am back today with an art journal page. I decided to combine a few challenges when I created this page.  Over at Mixed Media Place the challenge is something new for the new year and at The Artistic Stamper the challenge is New Beginnings.

I also followed some of Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday's video. So for this reason I won't go into too much detail about the background.

I have been really wanting to incorporate more sewing into my art. So I decided this would be my something new to try. I decided to try my hand at free motion stitching using a simple butterfly shape. I stitched onto some scraps of cream fabric backed with white cardstock.

I then stamped onto the butterflies using a dictionary stamp and inked them with Victorian Velvet and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

I used the same dictionary stamp for some of my torn paper. You can also see some stamped tissue paper peeking though areas of the background.

Here is a close up of my title, which I printed out on craft paper.

I really enjoyed the stitching and hope to do more on another page soon. So stay tuned for my adventures in sewing and as always thank you for stopping by.


  1. What a beautiful take on Donna's IW!! (I still need to finish up my collage page!!) Your butterflies look amazing!! What a great idea to sew them up!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

  3. Gorgeous page! I love that you sewed the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. this is so so pretty. and i just LOVE that you used sewing on those sweet butterflies! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!