Yes, I have been playing with Gesso & Butterflies. And a few other goodies including some new Distress Stains, Rock Candy Crackle Paint and a Crafters Workshop Template. I have been wanting to play with these things for awhile, and when I finally broke down and got the Distress Stains, I knew the time had come. I had a lot of fun and I enjoyed creating the background paper for this layout. It was an interesting process to create what felt like it's on little project before I ever began adding photos and other embellishments. It was such a different process than what I normally go through to create a layout, but I really enjoyed it and I am pretty sure I will be doing it more often. I just need to get some more templates to play with! LOL!!!
These butterflies where created based on a tutorial by Tracey's that was so inspiring to me! I played around with some Jillibean Soup corrugated butterflies to create mine, because at the time I did not have the Tim Holtz die. I have since bought it and have been playing around with it!!! Thanks Tracey!!! I found the floral wire to work well and I love that it came in white. When I cut the wire to create my antennae I had trouble with the thread unraveling, so I applied Glossy Accents and this kept the edges from unraveling. I also added a coat of Rock Candy on top of the paint/ink. It doesn't show up the best on screen, but IRL it looks really cool! Now that I am looking at the layout again, I will be adding some jewels/pearls to the bodies of my butterflies. I love that look that adds!
The title was inspired by the tribute to "The Life of Brian" during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.
Here is detail shot of the fun I had playing. I used Tumbled Glass, Walnut and Peeled Paint Distress Stains and Inks. I also misted it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I love how the texture shows through from the Gesso. Love it!!!
Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to see what you've been "playing" with lately, so leave me a comment and I'll stop by to check it out!