Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Only Good Reason to Iron

Hello.  Welcome.  I admit, housework holds no pleasure for me.  OK, it's satisfying when everything is in it's place but it seems you turn around and the kitchen gremlins have thrown the flour in the mixer and every pan is miraculously dirty again.  And ironing!  Sorry, never understood that one.  Except, when you have gone a bit mad with the watercolours and the card will not lie flat.  Ahhh, the perfect time to reach for the dreaded flattening tool.  In this case my endeavors were only partially successful.  Gotta love those springy moths though........


I liked Keren's post over at PaperArtsy where she stamped on vellum and then added wire.  I was feeling green and summery and started by painting my base card with Cosmic Shimmer iridescent watercolour paints.  A bit sad that the shimmer doesn't show in the picture.  If you have never used these the effect is pretty amazing.  I used various green shades.  I stamped the botttom of the card with black archival using Crafty Individuals CI-395 Build a Meadow stamp. 


I stamped 6 moths from PaperArtsy USNT4 onto vellum using VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I used the PaperArtsy moth die to cut them out and coloured with green DI and green Wink of Stella.  I curled some green florists wire and stuck it between two moths.  The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders Create set.


Love how the moths bounce gentle at the end of the wire over the summer meadow.  

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16 comments:

  1. Stunning! Beautiful colours and fab 3D butterflies xx

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  2. Gorgeous! The meadow at the bottom and your springy butterflies bring sunny day to mind ! Chris:-)

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  3. I agree with etsuko, a real stunner!

    Lucy x

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  4. Yes, stunning, beautifully put together, lovely take, Ruth x

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  5. This is beautiful Gail xx

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  6. Stunning! The wire gives such movement ( I shall have to nick that idea). Love the vibrancy of the project- those greens are yum! x

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  7. beautiful - love the wire twirls xx

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  8. What a precious card - the embossed moths are beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  9. What a stunning card - I love that they're moths and not butterflies - they are beautiful!


    Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  10. I do love those butterflies and the monochrome colour scheme ties in everything, great idea!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  12. Gail, this is stunning, loving the whole card especially your background it's fab.
    Julie x

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  13. This is gorgeous, love the water colored BG :) and the embossed butterflies. Thank you for sharing with Stamplorations! you can also share this at the Mixed media card challenge, if u wish.

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  14. What a calming effect your card has on me. Very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations with this lovely card.

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