Soar with Optimism

"Why do we fall sir??..... So that we learn to pick ourselves up."
 This is my favourite quote from the Batman trilogy. It is a very simple quote with a lot of meaning to it. Feeling philosophical too.😑

Take the life cycle of a butterfly. It starts like a caterpillar crawling with difficulties, struggling to protect itself from predators. But give it time... And it transforms into a beautiful butterfly that soars with optimism and the cycle continues. Such is life. Every obstacle that life throws at us, is an opportunity to grow stronger and better. 

We must believe in ourselves. We may not succeed immediately but give it time and we definitely will.

Hello everyone.....

Here's my take on the Papericious September Challenge with chipboards. 
I have used corrugated sheet for the background with Papericious crackle paste for texture to depict the roughness of life. Then I added a layer of  cracked wall chippies. Distressed the whole layout with Vintage photo Distress ink spray. Gave a rustic look by adding ground espresso distress ink to show the struggles the butterfly goes through in its cycle as a caterpillar. 

Next took the rings from ring collage and added art stones with a touch of vintage photo ink and inkagold to represent the patience the caterpillar has inside the cocoon. While this was drying, I took a butterfly from the Butterflies collage, added a layer of inka gold, as the butterfly emerges beautiful and shiny from the struggle. Finally assembled all the elements together with tassel hangings and a quote to make a beautiful wall decor.

Following are the Papericious materials that was used for the collage.
Papericious White Crackle paste
Papericious Cracked wall chippies 
Papericious ring collage 
Papericious butterflies collage 

Other materials used are
Distress ink Spray Vintage Photo 
Distress ink Ground espresso 
Inka gold - Gold
Art stones
Handmade Tassel


  1. Lovely mixed media piece! Great use of elements! Thank you for playing along with us at the Papericious Challenge:-)! Sunila

    1. Beautiful mixed media work.. thank you for playing at Papericious challenge..all the best ! DT Daksha

  2. I remember leaving a comment here, cant see it anymore. Love the beautiful textures on your project. Very well done :)

  3. I love the grungy effect u created ! The textures are amazing ! Thanks for joining us for the Papericious of luck
    DT Arjita

  4. Lovely wall hanging . i loved the rustic look.Thanks for joining us at Papericious challenge.good luck
    DT Pavitra
    Papericious India


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