Friday, 6 May 2011

Forgotten Friday 15- Butterflies and Blossom

Hi folks, it's Friday again, boy these weeks are flying past! It's time to look through your forgotten and neglected stash again, to see what is lurking unused in your craft areas. Try and make something with what you find, and leave a comment attached to this post, and I'll pop along to your blog and take a look at what you've made.

At this time of year, our garden is full of beautiful blossom. The lilac is particularly lovely, we have white and purple varieties.

Aren't they pretty? I think that this is my favourite time of year in the garden, and it's not too hot for me either, as I suffer from sunstroke when it gets too hot.
Anyway, I wanted to make something that refelected this lovely period, and looked through my stamps. I couldn't find anything in my wood mounted stamps, and had just about given up hope, when by chance I spied a cheap little set from Papermania 'Butterfly Medley' which were perfect. I had never used them, so they qualified for today's spot.
I started with a backing paper from K & Co, from the same pad that I used a couple of weeks ago, and used another unused item, my 'sew easy' to mark out the stitch holes, and then hand stitched my backing papers together. I had to use a pricking tool to go through both layers, but I knew about this in advance, as I had read the write ups about the tool. It was still quite a doddle to use. I then took a piece of music paper, with the perfect wording on it, and coloured this with Distress Inks, and added this to my card. I stamped out my images, and coloured them with Polychromos pencils, I love these for the colour choices I have.
The finishing touch was to add some Scrabble pieces, and the card was done.

Now, I have based my card on a card made by a very talented lady called Peet. I will give you her blog link in a second. I found her through another blog that I follow called 'Inspired by'. This lady chooses an artist each week and a different card each day, shows the card, and then makes a card, putting her own slant on the card. She is very talented in her own right, and makes some lovely cards. Her blog is here Peet's card that I based mine on can be found here and her link is in that post.
Both blogs are fab.
I hope you get a chance to join in with my Forgotten Friday challenge this week, thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


Elaine said...

Love your card Judith. I am finding all the blossom really inspiring at the moment and isn't it amazing how little cheap stamp sets, can work brilliantly when you use your clever imagination?! Love the music paper and stitching too. Must dash off and look at that link!

Elaine xx

craftimamma said...

The card is gorgeous Judith. Such a pretty image and I love the colours. The song on the sheet is very apt, lol!

Lesley Xx

Paula said...

such a pretty card Judith.

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and the colours are so much like the lilac which is blooming at present in my garden too along with a laburnum. My forgotten Friday might turn up a bit late this week as events seem to be overtaking me but I will get there.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Not only your blossom is fantastic but also your card. The color is beautiful.
Gr. Marja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Love your card this week Judith, and the lilac looks fantastic to. I love the way all the flowers are bursting with life at the moment.
Here is my contribution to this week's Forgotten Friday.

Jill said...

This is just so beautiful! LOVE the purples and butterflies in your card- very vintage and sweet! Thanks so much for the kind comments about my blog- u made my day! HUGS! -Jill Foster

ps- You have a great blog! :)

vinny said...

Hi Judith. Thanks for posting those links, I`ve had a good look and my offering is on x Lavinia

Aquarius said...

Well I made it today after all for reasons you will see if you look here for my card.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

A really beautiful card. And I didnt know you could get white lilacs. Will have to hunt the garden centre!
See you next week! :0)

Xanapan said...

Hi Judith - just stopping by via Dest Art Blog - Western Australia. Gorgeous card. Love your sentiments about your garden. I love living in Australia, but do reminisce about gentle English gardens.

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