Hello everyone, today I have a second post to share, as part of Bleubeard and Elizabeth’s Second on the Second.  If you want to see my first post from today, here it is, it’s a what’s on my desk sharing post.  almost forgot it was the 2nd, since Monday was a holiday and then suddenly yesterday was the 1st and felt like a Monday but it was Tuesday, and so I can just see how this week is going to pan out lol. If I had planned things better I could probably have combined both of today’s posts into one post but my brain was tired this morning and I didn’t think about it till later.  Blame our “heatwave” of 24C today, it’s fried my brain!  LOL  I’ve been thinking for a while about different ways to recycle some older posts and let them be seen by a different/new audience, and was investigating various WordPress plugins that make that possible but so far I haven’t done anything about it, so I’m doing it manually today.  I might re-investigate the plugins as part of my site overall which I have still not had time to think about but it seems like a good time to do all those type of jobs together.

Anyway, this post was probably seen by no one since it has no comments on it, and it is from September 2019.  It was called:

Sometimes This Is All That Holds Us Together (terrible title lol)

Sometimes we all need some extra stitching to hold us together right?  Well that’s what I was thinking as I stitched all these little butterflies on to the page. It’s also written on the page along with a few other thoughts, but you can’t read it as I wrote over it in my weird random scribble writing, but I know it’s there.  I’ve been working on this new project that is based on another project and this is it finally complete! Consider this to be another iteration in the design process as I wasn’t 100% happy with the one I made for my journal, as it felt “unfinished” somehow.

So I took the idea and made a new (and improved?) version of it with more of, well, everything.  There really is a lot of detail – base layers and layers of butterflies – the decoration of the butterflies, the text and of course – ALL THAT STITCHING. But I think it really makes a difference to the end result and I am happy with it.

The question is now, what to do with this piece as it was intended for my journal but it’s too pretty to hide in a book.

Entered in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which this week is called – Stitch It.

White Gesso
Finnabair tissue paper – Flutter
Distress Collage Medium
Paper Texture Paste
Liquid Acrylics – magenta, violet,
Dylusions journal and extra pages pack
Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly die
Sizzix/Prima Winged Beauties die
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Black pen
Distress Archival Ink – Vintage Photo
Finnabair Stamps
Black and White paint splatters
Posca Paint Markers
Black Thread

So there you have it, a page of pink butterflies and  a lot of black zigzag stitching.  I remember I did enjoy making this, especially with all the stitching.  I seem to remember also that I might have submitted it to Stampington magazine but I never heard anything back so that probably says it all haha.  The current theme at Art Journal Journey is Butterflies which is what made me think of this page, but this is nearly two years old so not suitable for linking to this month’s theme.

Let me know what you think in the comments.  As always, thanks for reading!



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June 3, 2021 8:50 am

Beautiful page, sewing always adds something extra to to any page. Sorry I’m so late visiting, I was just very tired yesterday. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Erika N
June 3, 2021 1:40 am

The stitching to finish the butterflies is amazing Elle. I like how that looks and what a great idea. This page has such a light and airy feel just like butterflies. It reminds me of a the perfect summer day. Happy June. You’re right, it is already June 2. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
June 3, 2021 12:16 am

Thank you so much for sharing this with us as your second look, dear Elle. Since I didn’t know you two years ago, this was fun to see your lovely take on how you stitched, then changed the way the butterflies were held together. Thanks again for joining in with your second look today.

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