Friday, 19 August 2011
Forgotten Friday 29- Butterflies in Blue and Gold
Hi Folks, well it's Friday again, another week that has just whizzed by. My Daughter is going back to Stoke today, which is a sad occasion for me, as I have enjoyed her company these past few weeks. Her ankle is sufficiently recovered that she can drive now, and get about reasonably well. It will be a while before she is completely pain free and the limp goes though.
This week, I've been rummaging through my stash, and decided to use a lovely set of stamps, originally from Elusive Images, and happily still sold by Chocolate Baroque called 'Whimsey Butterfly'. I bought these when they originally came out years ago, and loved them then, and still love them now. I bought them with another set called 'Oriental Bookmarks', which are another fab set.
My card was rather labour intensive, so I have decided to give it to my Mum for her Birthday, which is at the beginning of September. Mum doesn't have Internet access, so I am completely safe in posting this on here! I started by stamping and embossing the background with Queen's Gold embossing powder. This stamp is a great background stamp, I've used it lots of times, but not in this way. I coloured the image with some Ecoline paints, which I had dug out for another project this week, but I can't tell you what ;) they are normally stuck in a box, and never used. I really like using them, and won't be neglecting them from now on. I coloured the butterflies in the same way.
I decided to use a Crealie flower die that I hadn't used before to create the flowers for this project, well it is Forgotten Friday! I've had this die since last year, and hadn't even opened the packet, as I have my favourites, even among these dies. I spritzed the layers as usual, pinched the ends, and dried them with a heat gun, to set them into shape. I added some pearl brads, and tucked some pearls on wire behind them for added embellishment, instead of adding leaves. I also added flower stamens to the butterflies for their antennae.
I chose to use a well-used sentiment for this card, because it is my Mum's Birthday card. I'm very fond of this sentiment, and I love the size, the font, and the expression. It ticks all of the boxes for me. It's another Chocolate Baroque stamp, from the 'Loving Sentiments' set.
Why don't you have a look through your neglected stash, and make something with your forgotten items. Leave a comment, and I'll pop along to your blog to take a look. Thanks for stopping by today, xx