Tuesday, 26 March 2013

P is for ... Papillon

As you will know if you regularly drop by I am taking part in The Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary Challenge (details here) and I was thrilled to learn that my M is for Magasin pages made it on to the Wall of Fame.

Here are my pages for the current challenge which is the letter P  (for Papillon (butterfly))...

I am trying to maintain a uniform look to this altered dictionary project, so you will see continued themes throughout the pages, such as the vintage look, Antique Linen DI background, the frame stamp for the word/definition, the pointing finger stamp and a limited colour palette.

I wanted to re-create the look of a Victorian lepidopterists' collection for this page - but I must admit I didn't go as far as driving a pin through my butterflies to adhere them to the page!

Here are some detail shots...



Tiny frame - Studio G
Pointing finger - Pink Paislee - Phantom and Daily Junque
Butterflies and text - Cavalini and Co. and IndigoBlu (Craft Stamper freebie)
Harlequin (back again!) - from stash


Background - Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Butterflies, frame and finger Tsukinenko Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs (applied with water brush), Dylusions - Black Marble, Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Teal Wash.

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Super pages, love how you have 3d'ed the butterflies. Even the Welsh would have worked for butterfly - pili-pala. BJ

  2. Here's another Type of Papillon for you Maisie.

  3. These pages are lovely. You have captured the vintage feel beautifully. Love the 3D butterflies and the little shots of colour. Your background is so subtle and elegant. Congrats on the Wall of Fame achievement.

  4. Really beautiful and the word in french always looks so romantic.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Congratulations on making it to the Wall of Fame. Your treatment of the butterflies is lovely. Looking as though they have just landed on the page.

  6. How beautiful this is, I love the butterfly on the pointing finger. Congratulations on your well-deserved entry into the Wall of Fame.

  7. Beautiful pages Maisie. I love your butterflies... And although I love the Peacock I chose, I also really love "papillons" ! But I didn't think to them !!! Well done. Coco x

  8. Fabulous pages I like the style you have for your pages very much, butterflies are a big favourite of mine. Congrats on your last page making the Wall of Fame


  9. Hi Maisie, how gorgeous these butterflies look! Love your page. And thanks so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciated your comment! Hugs Frea

  10. Congrats on your 'Wall of Fame'.

    Love the butterflies, they look so real.

  11. Wonderful work and beautiful butterflies without the pins. LOL. I really like THE POITING hand it's a great way to get the words and work togeter.

  12. It's a great look - your dictionary is going to look very sophisticated by the end! Love the butterfly on the pointy finger!!

  13. So glad that you didn't ue pins :D This is a lovely elegant page and your butterflies are beautiful Maisie. Karen from The Craft Barn x

  14. Fabby word to choose Maisie...and I just love the butterflies and the vintage look to your pages...and Congrats on making it on the Wall of fame :)...well deserved.

  15. Love this page! Love the little perching butterfly :)

  16. Fabulous butterfly page, love the 3D butterfloes and subtle stamped background.

    Sylv xx

  17. Love the simplicity and the colours you've used on this Maisie. The butterflies really emerge from the page. Have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

  18. Beautiful pages, and they make mine look a right mess!

    Cazzy x

  19. awww, love the papillon on the hand. lovely little touch
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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