Thursday, 8 July 2010

Butterfly card

Hi folks! It's been ages since my last post...sorry! Things are hotting up with 'end of term' activities at school and preparation for my eldest to go to secondary school (my baby is growing up) Here's another card I made for Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew 'Jungle and Wild animal' stamp launch. When I saw these butterflies on the stamp sheet they took me back to the Victorian era and butterfly collectors. Hence the idea for the magnifying glass.
The K&Co paper has been in my stash for years. I was so pleased to finally use it. I used a variety of dies to create the magnifying glass. It was fun hunting through my collection and finding ones that might work. I also covered the large open circle with acetate.
The images were stamped, watercoloured, glittered and cut out. The patterned paper had a butterfly printed on it already which was perfect for the small stamped butterfly which I layered over the top (see photo above) I added some coiled wire for the antennae as I chopped the originals off. I stamped the sentiments a couple of times straight onto the patterned paper and finished the card off with a tiny sheer ribbon bow.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


craftycrafter said...

very beautiful so different I love it Dorothyxxxx

Jan said...

Love it, xx Jan

chrissy o said...

super duper card as usual
chrrissy o xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Sandra. You never fail to come up with something new.


Jane said...

A beautiful & clever idea!!! XX

The twins mum said...

WWWOOOOWWWW! Just beautiful Sandra

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, love the butterflies and the magnifying glass.

Juls said...

just gorgeous! Love your glittery butterflies! Hugs Juls