Tuesday, 14 July 2009

An Old Card

My friend is visiting from Russia in just over a week and bringing with him his new bride, they got married in Russia in April and are coming here for a blessing and it will be their honeymoon It made me look at some old photos and I stumbled across this card that I made for his birthday a couple of years ago and realised that I like the picture of the butterfly and have never used this technique since. The butterfly was stamped with black ink, but not a StazeOn type ink, one that will bleed, then I coloured it in with chalks and splashed some glossy accents in places. and left to dry. I then dipped a thick paint brush in water and smeared it over the whole picture. The butterfly centre was filled with accent beads. It is very difficult to make cards for guys, but I know him well and knew that he would like this, some men you can give flowery or cute things to and he is one of them.
Usually, when I look back a year or two I find that I have moved onto different things and don't like the old stuff, but not with this one. Hope you like it too!


Nicki said...

WOW ive just had a look through your site and you have created some beautiful works of art!
Just noticed too, your not that far from me either!!!
Take care

brenda said...

How stunnning is this and the colours seem very right to me for Russia. I know you made it a while back but when we visited Russia a couple of years ago reds and burgandys were one of the sumptous colours that always came to the fore in the grand buildings.

Thanks for sharing that technique.

B x

Jodi said...

Very pretty card!! I love that butterfly!
Jodi =)

Janette said...

lovely card - as always. I take it you are talking about Martin?? didn't realise he had got married.

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