How fragile we are

Hi its Visible Image day on the blog and I’m mixing a little of the old with the new. Today’s project is essentially made like a shaker card in the sense that it has two layers- card and acetate sandwiched between ‘shaker’ foam.

I liked the idea of creating a background scene- a land of butterflies behind glass…and where the butterflies escape through the cracks.


This is the new featured stamp set:




links too for the other sets used:



To begin using watercolour card and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens I created a background.


Using the butterflies from the ‘live life now’ set I heat embossed them on top using dark blue glitter embossing powder.


Taking an A4 sheet of heat resistant acetate I also stamped and heat embossed the cracks in black  I coloured the centres and extended and highlighted the cracks using a posca white pen.


On a separate sheet of acetate the butterflies from the ‘your own kind of beautiful’ set where also heat embossed in black,coloured and on the reverse painted in white to make the colour stand out.


After the butterflies were cut out the background was edged using shaker tape. A couple of the butterflies were adhered to the background.


The top acetate panel was stuck on top and the rest of the butterflies placed, some half out and the rest free. A black frame was cut and placed on top along with the sentiment which had been embossed in white onto black card and cut out.


Hope you like the idea.

Till next time..

Lisa xx

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8 thoughts on “How fragile we are

  1. Wow! This is so beautiful and magical. My art brand’s name is FragileDreams so I can relate to this artwork. Have a great week!

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