Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Take Flight Lepidoptera!
I have just returned from a family holiday away sans papercrafting and thought it high time I posted a little something before my crafting DTs dash my intentions completely. It's only been a bit over a week without crafting but it seems centuries. So today I have had to dig back into the archives and at the very least post to let you know that out of sight doesn't always mean out of mind...out of my mind maybe, but certainly not out of mind. *wink*
This card was made a few months ago, but I hadn't gotten around to posting it. It is a fun number full of lots of fabulous flutterbies and other assorted Lepidoptera loveliness. This was a fun card to make because I let loose with a motley mélange of Tim Holtz Distress Ink splodgings and splotchings. Visually, or in theory rather, I always enjoy the process of using Distress Inks with reckless abandon, but I must say that I get a bit twitchy with the "Surprise Chef" nature of the process. I never know how it is going to end up and my sometimes meglomeniacal inner crafter worries that my project will get away from me a bit. So really, as much as I love Distress Inks and the neat things you can do with them, I do feel somewhat at the mercy of the inks as I use them. Probably just me...Dunno?
I did, however, enjoy using the marvelous Papertrey Ink's Love Lives Here dies designed by the uber talented Melissa Philips. Golly is she ever good. The die cut butterfly was cut from two kinds of funky materials: cork and natural wool fiber paper. I do recommend you give these two unconventional papers a go as they are rather intriguing. Talk about a textural delight.
The stamps used were across Hero Arts (Star background), Papertrey Ink (Birds Of A Feather for the sentiment), and Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous' Papillon for the vintage butterflies. Fun. The other nefarious bits and bobs were from my stash for the most part, save the 7 Gypsies DP, which is a bit thin, but still way cool and the Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate and Rick Rack die. Love.
Well, I am now off to play crafting "catch up" as the family week and a bit away did little for building up my coffers of cards to sell at the weekend markets. Much by way of rabbits to skin, chickens to pluck, and fish to scale. I know you absolutely know how that goes.
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