Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tilda with Butterflies
I cut my image into a rectangle shape and matted it with a mustardy-green colour card. I also matted the orange dotty paper (behind the image) with the same mustardy-green. I inked the edges of both the image and the dotty paper before matting. My butterfly background is from a 6x6" pad called "Miss Caroline" by Jen Allyson (manufactured by My Mind's Eye). I also matted that with the same mustardy-green, and then mounted all to a white card base. I adhered ecru lace across the DP but atop the square of dotty paper, and added a goldish colored ribbon and bow above the lace.
I've decided that I definitely need to go shopping and look for the Martha Stewart punch of three sized butterflies (all on one punch). I have a number of butterflies in my die collections, but they were all too big for what I wanted. I finally found a very old hand punch of the small butterfly, but nothing smaller than that. Oh well, I feel it is my DUTY to aid the faultering economy, so a shopping trip is in order -- don't you agree? I finished off the card by adding some pearls to the bodies of the butterflies.
Despite using some colour combinations that I wouldn't normally use, and a background that is a bit fussier than my norm, I think the card turned out quite nicely, and I'm pleased with it.