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


jackid said...

this is beautiful loving the colour combo and everything about it really fab
Jacki xx

Paula said...

what a beautiful colour combinations (one of faves) Your Mum is going to truly adore this little beauty!

Aquarius said...

This is beautiful Judith and the colours (and colouring) are great - I might need some inks!! Also not sure I have this stamp plate but it is a possibility LOL!!

Aquarius said...

You can see my Forgotten Friday card here

craftimamma said...

What a stunning card Buddy! Your Mum is going to love it. The colours are gorgeous and the stamping and choice of images is beautiful. Add in the pretty flowers and the result is quite breathtaking. Love it.

Lesley Xx

Miranda said...

Hi Judith, what a lovely card! Fab colour combi and that background stamp is coloured so fab!your mum is a luck lady.......warm greetz, Miranda

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Judith. Lovely colours, those inks work a treat, lovely depth of colour. That Queens Gold powder is one of the best isn't it. I love your flowers, those pearl centres look goegeous. Your Mum will be delighted I am sure. Despite a very hectic week, you have made a super card here. Elaine xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Woow This is gorgeous Judith. What a beautiful colours together. love it!!! It's a marvelous card.
greet and a nice weekend

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