For my critter this week, I chose to focus on the beloved butterfly:
This one happens to be from the oh-so-rare species of Herous Artsus, commonly known as Hero Arts. I just got this stamp set and I really like it because it's layerable, so I just stamped in 3 different tones of orange, did a little snipping, and VOILA! A butterfly appeared!
But even more important than the butterfly, this fairy wood sprite from Sweet Pea Stamps (called Fairy Princess of Autumn) called my name.
You can see that I made her wings a little bit shimmery and that was done by painting over them with a very thing layer of Perfect Pearls after I'd colored them.
I thought this fairy was so wistful, and it had been a while since I'd worked on my art journal, so I found one of my poems that I thought matched her expression quite well. It's called Between Seasons.
You don't have to read the poem, but the last time I posted an art journal page without including an easy-to-read close up, I got some guff. As I am a generally guff-avoidant person, I am posting it.
To lay a base for my card, I scribbled on some gelatos and spritzed with water until the drips started rolling down my paper.
I added some brown lacy washi and some colors of orange washi to create a focal corner in the right and then put all the elements together.
I'm pretty chuffed with how it all turned out. I now have three of my poems in my art journal/book of artsy poetry. I can't wait until it's done! I think it's going to make a pretty cool coffee table discussion piece.
I'm going to send this work on over to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge - Things with Wings
As for you fine folks, if you use a critter - whether it be a butterfly, a bear, a puppy, a cat or any of the other kabajillion species, link it up over at Crafty Gals Corner for your chance to win:
Prize: $20 Gift Certificate
Now that's a prize! Thanks for popping by! Follow my blog or leave me a comment and I'll do my utmost to return the favor!