Good evening blogland. Hope everyone had a great weekend. It's holding sunny and cold here. I really think Spring has taken a wrong turn. Lots of challenges are looking for a spring theme and I had this beautiful stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps that made me think that's how Spring would look asleep and maybe the butterflies are trying to wake her.
I started with Tando Creative Arabian Styled Arch Frame. I just wanted to use one of the arch pieces and cut a card to match the shape. I painted the arch with white acrylic and then added some Distress Ink Dusty Concord to it and the card. Then I embossed the card with Sizzix Thickets embossing folder and highlighted the raised image with Brilliance Rocket Red Gold and Galaxy Gold.
This photo was taken at a slightly different angle and shows the shimmer really well.
I stamped the image, Rachel Anderson's Sunset stamp, on white card and then added some Dusty Concord, spritzed with water and blotted it with a paper towel. This gave a lovely aged mottled effect. I fussy cut the image. I stamped on the arch with a flower stamp from Crafty Individuals CI-293 Floral Circle set and Dusty Concord. I backed the arch with a piece of lace and added some paper roses and a fabric flower with pearls. I added some butterflies die cut from card I made using alcohol inks. I used the smallest die from Cheery Lynn's Mini Dimensional Butterflies.
Here's a close up of the sleepy Spring and the butterflies. I hope they wake her soon!
Entering this for the following challenges
Tando Creative Challenges - Flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Think Spring
Kortgleder Marsutfordring - Var
It's All About The Vintage - Think of Spring with Lace
Simon Says Stamps - Easter/Spring
I'd like to thank Holley for sending me this lovely stamp after her month of celebration in February.
Hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks for dropping by. Take care and I hope Spring is with us all soon.