Saturday, January 21, 2012


Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.
~Ch'ien Ch'i

BUTTERFLIES ~ A favorite subject and the perfect species for this week's challenge over at Inspiration Avenue. Where I ended up with my challenge was no where close to where I started.. those are the best challenges for me...the unplanned ones, the ones that just evolve before your eyes, emerging out of my cocoon and into something that will take flight.

"They are the Dreamers" is the cover of my book ~

There is nothing more beautiful and whimsical than a child's stories and dreams.
They see life in it's truest form. Colors are brighter, stories and dreams are possibilities, everything is bigger and brighter and beautiful. They are the Dreamers.


I stitched all the pictures and each side of the book after adding seam binding so that I could tie the front pages together. Then I stitched each side to the center collage so that each side closed and opened from the center. The collage book is about 8" x 11".

I started out with an art sheet from stampington to make a card and but I ended up covering it all up with collage, paper & ink. It ended up being a big collage card or book.
I am a pretty big stickler for detail so when I finished, I thought I better check out the back to see if I needed to add or cover anything up. I was so super surprised when I saw that the original Stampington paper that I started with was named "BUTTERFLIES". At that point I added two wings and called it "finished".

Thank you for stopping by to view my challenge.
This was fun challenge and I can't wait to see the other submissions that are flying in. Be sure to "flutter" over the title of this post and check them out! Each Monday there is a new
challenge..and we invite you to play!


  1. a wonderful wonderful post!!! and entry

  2. Beautiful.. love how it all turned out..

  3. Gorgeous collage art - beautiful vibrant colours and images. And I really really love the sentiment/words!!

    Great submission for this week's theme.
    Kat Xx

  4. Pure Kismet!
    I know how wonderful your art books are...especially when you can hold them in your own hands...and enjoy every detail.
    Every surface touched by loving fingertips!

  5. Beautiful collage book! There is so much detail and vibrant color!

  6. Serendipity. How much better can that get? I am crazy about that collage card and the color of it all. Really dynamic piece.

  7. So glad I have found you through IA and loved your post... how freaky that the paper was called butterflies.... so meant to be and I am in awe of the fact that you used sewing... I break out in hives at the thought of a sewing machine so impressed by your bravery.... amazing detail and incredible textures.... do you get the feeling that I liked it...xx

  8. very cool i am lovin with your art. creativity is such am amazing thing and you really got busy this week. love it. blogger needs a love button

  9. I am so inspired by your butterfly art.


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