Saturday, February 17, 2018

Beautiful Butterfly


Today I'm joining Rike at Rike's Art who is this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme Animals A to Z.


I call this one Beautiful Butterfly for obvious reasons.

I began by printing the B and words, which I then colored using water soluble crayons.  Yes, these are my very favorite coloring instrument at the moment.

This was actually from a cut out I created earlier in the month, and I used what remained as a stencil.

This started life as a birthday card, but in order to recycle it, I had to find a way to cover the wording.

Can you see the little gems that I added to the butterfly?

It really is a beautiful butterfly.

This was created in my challenges altered book.  As I explained, it was a birthday card that I cut to turn into an entry for Art Journal Journey.   I used three water soluble colors to color the words and letter.  I used a sponge through the home made stencil to make the small butterfly.

I will be out all day, but will visit between commercials during NBA All Star Saturday Night (the B stands for basketball, my favorite the only sport I watch and follow).    I greatly appreciate your visit today.  I hope to see you at Art Journal Journey, too.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful butterfly indeed. Have fun watching your basketball! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I see why you are so happy with the water soluble crayons - you use them to their best ! And how clever is the recycling of the birthday card here! The little gems are beyond beautiful! A wonderful entry in your challenges altered book Elizabeth and fabulous for Rike's wonderful theme! Happy weekend my lovely Co-Admin!
Take good care of you and enjoy your weekend!
I have a quiet weekend started, so I have a bit me-time and can prepare things for the different challenges. Hope my muse is not out and about.....

oxo Susi

Dortesjs said...

A beautiful butterfly, great with water crayons ;O)

Rike said...

Yes, this butterfly is a BEAUTY! And you made it more beautiful with the gems! I also like your pink little butterfly which you created with a sponge through a selfmade-stencil! I too like water soluble crayons :)
Wish you a happy weekend and fun while watching the basketball games!
Rike xx
P.S. Thank you for your comments for my rhino! I also did not realize, I looked at wikipedia:
The white rhinoceros is quick and agile and can run 50 km/h (31 mph).
The Indian rhinoceros can run at speeds of up to 55 km/h (34 mph) for short periods of time and are excellent swimmers.

craftytrog said...

It's a truly beautiful page in your altered book Elizabeth, I love the butterfly!
Hope your team wins the basketball.
Have a happy Saturday,
Alison xx

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Saturday, This is a gorgeous butterfly! I really love it

nanskidrewski said...

Beautiful butterfly! I am a big basketball fan too! Happy weekend!

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely page Elizabeth - a clever reuse of a pretty card. The black background of the card makes everything pop. I like the way you cut it into three sections, and also your reuse of a cutout from a previous project as a stencil.

CJ Kennedy said...

That page is a beauty. I love the gems you added to the butterfly. The bling looks perfect. Enjoy your day out and your basketball night.

Jeanie said...

You're having fun with this animals a-z! I love how you reuse things like the card and make it all your own!

Meggymay said...

Your butterfly looks stunning against the dark background., it is a beautiful page and it is good to recycle cards. Double the pleasure felt when receiving them and being able to share for another occasion.
Hope you enjoy the game.
Yvonne xx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Great recycling. Festive butterfly for sure, wish we could see an actual one that looked like this. Stained glass butterfly. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a wonderful page and all the better for the recycling element! A beautiful butterfly indeed! Enjoy your basketball! Hugs,Chrisx

Rita said...

Very pretty! :)

My name is Erika. said...

That is a beautiful butterfly, and a great way to recycle a card. The gems really make that butterfly more regal than it already is. I am checking blogs between periods in hockey. We are watching our college team play tonight which we stream from the computer. I am exhausted from driving and being out all day myself, so it's a good night just to watch tv and check out some blogs. Hope your side in the NBA all star wins. hugs-Erika

RO said...

Really like that butterfly Elizabeth, and hope you have a great time watching the festivities for All Star NBA! Hugs...RO

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page! The recycled butterfly is so very pretty 😁. I hope you had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

Divers and Sundry said...

I love what you did to that butterfly. Beautiful, indeed! I'm focused on Olympics, bobsled right now :)

Kate said...

Your butterfly page is gorgeous! I love recycling old images as well. Love that you recycled this card. The crayons are the perfect touch.
Kate

Incipient Wings said...

yes! I love this:D