Monday, 5 May 2014

ARTastic May Challenge - Mother and Child

In honour of Mother's Day, the challenge theme over at ARTastic is "Mother and Child" and the beautiful inspirational artwork to accompany it is Amarys by Robert Hagan.

I love the garden setting in the painting and movement of the plants so I decided to scrap a cheery page and try to portray that same sort of movement in my layout. I did this by including many different types of butterflies and positioning them as though they are flying across the page.

Just like the painting, I wanted an outdoors feel with pretty colours. The photos are from a family holiday to America in 2010.  It's very wet, dull and gloomy in Melbourne at the moment so I've waited days to get a photo of my layout. Unfortunately, the colours are not true to life but I could have been waiting a long time to get the right light! Here's a couple of close ups of the embellishments.

I really enjoyed doing this cheery layout on a dull Autumn day in Melbourne. I also got to use my new Brother Scan n Cut too (most of the butterflies were created with it) which was a bonus.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time .... :)


  1. I love the butterflies, they look spectacular flying across your page. Beautifully done Wendy. Thank you for sharing with all of us on ARTastic.

  2. I love what you have done with the looks fantastic. Gorgeous page, Wendy. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic.

  3. What a fabulous page! Great photos with your boys, & your flight of butterflies is just marvellous!
    Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic.
    Debi - DT@ARTastic

  4. This is a great page Wendy. I love your flight of butterflies and your use of different materials to make them. Love your washi tape! Great photos. Thank you for playing at ARTastic. I look forward to seeing more of your art works. Cheers, Di

  5. Wow a fantastic page filled with lovely butterflies fluttering across your page. Thank you for joining us at ARTASTIC :)

  6. You certainly achieved your very pretty colours Wendy. Your layout is lovely. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  7. Those butterflies really draw the eye and lead you through the page. Great layout! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month.


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