May 13, 2011

butterflies...

i have never had a fondness for butterflies.  i really don't like them much.  even when i first saw these two stamps, they didn't speak to me.  then the other day, i was looking for something and i ran across the sentiment again and it stopped me in my tracks.  it spoke volumes to me.  see, i'm starting out on a new journey.  and i'm making a project about this journey.  now i see these two stamps in a completely different light.  and they will go perfectly in my new project.  i have seen so many cool art journals that people create.  i tried to make something like this, then realized i don't have the artistic ability to do this.  so i started over and went simple.  just painted the page.  it was the next day that i found these two stamps again.  and i just kind of started stamping and this is what came out of it.

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butterflies
stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, soft suede
ink: blushing bride, so saffron, old olive, soft suede, crushed olive, walnut stain, wild honey
embellishments:  paper tape, acrylic paint

13 peeps have to say:

Rachel B said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors and glad that you decided to come around to the butterfly side!

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors.

Carol B
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Linda said...

That is very pretty card!

Gwen said...

You DO have the talent. I am just trying these artsy/mixed media things, too. So much fun!

Anne said...

Wonderful journal page! I do like that saying a lot and the butterflies are perfect with it!

Houses Built of Cards said...

PRETTY!!! LOVE the colors you used!!!

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kirstyj said...

i really REALLY like what you have created. i'm with you on your first thoughts about that stamp...maybe i should give it a go too:) i love the style of this.

sharon g said...

What a beautiful card. Aren't butterflies nicer than grasshoppers? YUCK

jennifer mitten said...

This is beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

Well I think you rocked the butterflies! I love butterfly stamps! Great page.

misssrobin said...

It's a beautiful card.

But you mentioned seeing things in a different light and something clicked in my brain. Imagine them in white on a black background. Moths instead of butterflies. Or in silver, still on black, with some purple. Not sure of the sentiment. Maybe something about the magic of a warm summer night. I'm getting relaxed just thinking about it.

Lesa said...

{{Best wishes}} on your new journey. xo

Kary said...

Your card turned out perfect!! Love the butterflies & the look of the acrylic paint.