We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Flights of fancy ...

I seem to have started a few projects recently, but none are finished, as I'm flitting between them!

So, thought I would enter this card into the Craft Barn's other fortnightly challenge, which at the moment is all about "butterflies".

Butterflies are a perennial favourite, and this card uses magazine pages for collage.

The background is part of a text page, and a piece of handmade paper for texture. The butterflies are punched from magazine pages. My butterfly punch is pretty old and struggles with very thin pages, but I found if I punched through the page together with a piece of copy paper, the copy paper gives it something to bite into.

Finally summer seems to have arrived, so hope to see more butterflies!

A power of Butterfly must be -
The Aptitude to fly
Meadows of Majesty concedes
And easy Sweeps of Sky -
Emily Dickinson


  1. love the mix of butterflies.

  2. Fabulous butterflies.... I honestly didn't copy your layout..lol!

  3. What a good idea to use magazines pages... recycling in action!

  4. I have a friend with a much smaller butterfly punch who did the same thing. I think it's a splendid idea. I use a piece of sandpaper as backing for my old punches that stick, so mine must be in worse shape than yours. I really, really like this and it matches my love of recycling, too.

  5. Hello - what a lovely entry. I love butterflies, too!

  6. A very nice mixed media card. The magazine pages made such good butterflies, I love the recycling.