THE BUTTERFLY: A FLOWER IN FLIGHT
"A beautiful photograph tells a story, reveals a place, an event, a mood. It is more powerful than many written pages”. (Isabel Allende)
We scrappers know how to valorize these moments captured with the complicity of time and light.
Here is my album made for a special occasion, and which paper could I use if not the Let Your Soul Bloom collection? There is a sheet to cut out completely and to produce so many butterflies, flowers and leaves to be used as embellishments.
For the box, which contains the album, I used the Special Paper Kraft which has an excellent consistency for these types of structures. For the closure I die cut the medium size of the Flags and, with the method I also used for the Treat Holder boxes (see video tutorial: https://youtu.be/1eDu_WM4WUI), I cut it 30 cm long to embrace all the box with a series of magnets.
The two Ramo 5 leaves I die cut them out of a piece of spatulated paper with Fluffy Light Amethyst and at the end I rubbed with a cloth to make the brilliant effect stand out more.
On the cover of the album I die cut a circle with Dashing Circles and then covered it with the Special Garzato Trasparente Paper to create that transparency effect. For the title, the name of the baby, I looked for the shades between the Tombow markers that came closer to the patterned and I wrote the letters freehand and blended it with the brush.
For embellishments within the album I used a lot of flowers, butterflies and leaves clippings and Stichers Sentiments Typewriter, perfect for the photographs I chose and the theme of the album.
As you can see, I really like the Flags and the Banners, which I used here and there, sometimes stamping them and sometimes decorating them. In two pages I played with tone on tone creating that slightly gost effect.
On one page I spread the Fluffy Old Linen with the Stencil Triangles to make the background of the photograph and in another case I used the Stencil Hearts with the Fluffy Amethyst to embellish a patterned butterfly.
A note on the photographs: I love black and white photographs, they have a poetic touch. This time I wanted to accentuate the details of the photographs to highlight the pink color that is the theme of this album, so as to make everything very harmonious.
I’m greeting you with a quote: “When you take pictures to people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when people are photographed in black and white, their souls are photographed!"
See you soon!