Wings equals flight. Perhaps it is a butterfly gliding through the air with grace or a bluebird hovering into a perfect landing to sing a beautiful song, but the term “wings”can mean so many different things. Wing definition: 1. the flat part of the body that a bird, insect, or bat uses for flying, or one of the flat, horizontal structures that stick out from the side of an aircraft and support it when it is flying: 2. If a bird takes wing, it flies away. This one is my favorite, Wing definition 3. to suddenly develop, freely and powerfully. Spreading your wings
Welcome to our September edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories modeled and styled by Dominique from 3C Style. Botanicals, critters, photography and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Botanicals, critters and art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition and click on the links for free printables. Check out our shop for the original fashion and accessories from all of our editions.
An enduring symbol of happiness, a bluebird brings joy and love with their sweet song, brilliant blues and rich pinky browns. Dominique captured the soul of this sweet little bird so beautifully. Darrens flower, Corydalis Elata mimics in its shape and vibrant color. Below, is a paper created with a photo captured in early spring as the bluebird and his mate was busy building a home for their expectant family. They were like little angels outside my window.
Print this sweet little bluebird paper. It can be used to make cards, a nature journal, or craft project. Click on the link below
The butterfly has the most breathtaking pattern on its paper thin wing. Dominique captures the essence of the butterfly with these rich hues of browns and look at that amazing handbag. I find the pattern on a butterfly’s wing is quite interesting, it truly does mimic an owl. Could the butterfly pattern be the new leopard print. I am certainly all for it. Darren’s photo is quite beautiful. I especially love the shadow the wings cast. Nature is truly amazing it offers us so much inspiration.
The Lady Slipper Journal Collage is where inspiration took hold of me this month, I was able to spread my wings. Dominique inspired with this apple green fashion and beautiful lady slipper. The nice gentleman in the background made it feel as if this could have been photographed in the past, like a fun piece of ephemera. Perhaps his mustache even mimics the flower.
Journaling has hit home with me. With cooler months creeping in for many of us, a winter hobby is always something to grab hold of and to cherish.
Here are some samples of how you can create your own journal or craft project along with us, a piece of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Download and print from link below. You can use ink, stamps, ribbon, and background paper to make it all your own. Happy crafting!
I hope you enjoyed this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Our next edition will be on Wednesday October the 16th. Until then you can check out some our past editions or visit our Fashioned By Nature shop.
Much love and hugs,