For these two, which I have shown before, I tried to "soften" them with more collage around the edge of the main image. Here, I glued on patchwork strips I made awhile ago. Note that I drew stitches on between the squares copying Katie Jane's method on her ATC.
Here I added tea dyed lace and faux rubies at the corners.
I glued up two more, this time using my Asian flavor collages which contain pressed flowers and below a real butterfly. Mom gave me these butterflies which she had for years. I would never catch and kill a butterfly to use. Although my Dad, when a child, caught and then asphyxiated butterflies and I may have done a time or two myself. I do recall having a butterfly net. Or maybe it was my brothers'.
I think the collages with a bit of nature in them look better on the barn board than the top two. What do you think?
On Friday, I am driving down to M. Heart's territory. Somewhat near the Miss Florence diner where I hope to eat lunch before seeing my homeopathist for the first time in 2 years for my physical and check up. (Scroll down to the bottom of the link post) She is also a nurse practitioner so she can do that. It takes me about an hour and a half one way and rain is expected all day. A long trip, especially after just making that other long trip. If it were to be sunny I'd feel better about it. But oh well. Hope you all have a great weekend full of fun, friends, and creativity.