Thursday, 1 June 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hello, friends! Oh my goodness! Is it June already?! Yikes! Don't panic. Just focus on the positive - it's the start of a new month and lot's more crafting opportunities ahead.

So let's get this party going with a dreamy, pastel candy floss inspired Art Journal page. I made a conscious effort not to use strong vibrant colours and experiment with soft pastel and this is the result:

The butterflies, coloured with Copics, are from the Just Butterflies DL sheet. I cut them out and adhered to the page with Ranger Multi Medium. I added some white dots and slapped on Stardust Stickles. That lovely sentiment is from Butterfly Dreams A4 sheet, stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

The little dragonfly silhouette is from the Butterfly Blush DL sheet, stamped with Archival Dandelion ink. To add some background interest, I stamped the leafy stalk from Briar Rose Butterfly A5 sheet, with Archival French Ultramarine ink. The script from Mini Scripts A6 sheet, stamped with Archival Magenta Hue ink.

The white swirly design is from the Patchwork Butterfly A4 sheet, stamped with Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Wicker White #901. I also splashed some watered down paint to the background. And yes... I added sequins. Don't ask why.

The background was fun to create. As always, I primed the page with Faber Castell Gesso and when completely slapped on Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Rose Pink #632, Baby Pink #633, Cameo Blush #4657,  French Vanilla #431 and Linen #420. I also did some stencilling with TCW Mini Daisy Cluster and Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Hot Pink #634. And to finish, droplets of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.
Crafting By Design: June AG

So that's another Art Journal page done. It's been one year since I started this journey and I'm still learning and experimenting. And loving every minute. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day.



  1. Gorgeous Asha, and the pastels look fab. Love the added white dots. Hope you are well, sending love xx

  2. Love this. Thank you for the tutorial. Love butterflies.

  3. Just beautiful Asha, so much detail to look at, fabulous stamping and colours, Kate x

  4. What a beautiful card Asha, with lovely vibrant butterflies. I like your interesting background too, it really makes the butterflies 'pop'.
    Best wishes

  5. Amazing AJ page my friend!!! I haven't had time to create one... :( Your is a delight with these sweet background and the stunning bright butterflies! Love these butterflies so much, and the white dots look really amazing! There are a lot of beautiful details on the background and love the sequins! :D A bit of sparkling is always a winner :D
    Big hugs, hope that all is going well for you!

  6. The page turned out quite dreamy and the soft colored background makes the butterfly stand out. Beautiful!

  7. This is really beautiful and very soft and dream like. i love the bold colour of the butterflies with the softness of the background and the colours! In case you don't check your e-mail, I sent a message:) Thank you!!!!

  8. Stunning Journal page Asha..Loz


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