Friday, August 17, 2012

Fading Summer ...

Looking out my window today it looks like autumn ... the wind is blowing, the skies are heavy with rain and the flowers and trees are on the turn ...
I haven't seen the usual influx of moths and butterflies this year ... probably due to the enormous amount of rain we've had all summer ... a few bees collecting the last of the pollen are still braving the winds ...
 And at least I can still create my paper butterflies ...

I made this card for friends who celebrated their wedding anniversary last week


Background paper from the lovely Astrid who creates these beauties for free ... along with a tag from Jen Allyson's Vintage Findings


I used some scraps from my ever growing stack to add layering ... and tiny beads for the butterfly bodies with some very fine craft wire for the antennae ... fiddly but worth it
... A little close up


If you click to enlarge you may just see the glitter on the doily and the liquid pearls on the paper
These have to be my favourite butterflies


Creatively, I have an idea in my head at the moment and have to follow it through ... is it like that for you?
I know I should be thinking about my card for the challenge at Jingle Belles before time runs out ... but hopefully that will come too ...

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~






17 comments:

jacirascrap said...

Também achei fantástica suas borboletas! E o uso do papel da Astrid é lindo! Um cartão doce e feliz! Bom final de semana!

Sasha said...

You always create the most beautiful collage cards, Ros, and this one is no exception. I love your pretty butterflies...I like to add wire antennae to my butterflies, too.
Thank you for the link to Astrid's wonderful blog x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful anniversary card, Ros, I love your butterflies as well! Yes, My thought processes go the same way. Sometimes I have it going through my head for a long time before it finally surfaces with a design. Good luck there and enjoy the final days of summer. So glad you have had the rain you need for fall. Have a great Friday!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely romantic card Ros. The papers are beautiful and I love the doily. I had about 5 ideas I wanted to try last week and they all ended up in a bin.. maybe it's fading summer blues?

Barbara said...

Again, a most wonderful card. And yes, it's like that with me, too: there's an idea in my head which blocks out almost everything else and you just have to get it out. That's what's happening in my bedroom tomorrow... total renovation. I woke up one morning with that idea in my head and now finally I get to follow up on it and get it out of my system! Enjoy the weekend!

cnelson said...

This is so lovely! ! It is feeling anything but fall like here. The high is supposed to be 106 today.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card with lots of detail! I really love those stunning butterflies and the pearls and pretty paper!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wonderful card Ros! The butterflies are so stunning! I love the way you have stitched the papers and added the liquid pearls.

Anitra

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card. Your butterflies look so pretty and i just love all the stitching. I do hope you have a happy weekend.

Hugs~

kerenbaker said...

Aahhh. Lovely anniversary card. When I think of your cards- I think of butterflies. Think you're becoming synonymous with them! Hope our weekend brightens up. Where has our summer disappeared too?!

Chris Powell said...

what a beautiful card , I just love Paris.

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! this is just so lovely and sooooo ethereal! teeeny tiny wire antennae??!?!!? your attention to detail blows me away--but then this is why your creations are so amazing!

(& YES! i totally hear ya with regard to needing to follow A GREAT IDEA, even when it is at the expense of other things with shorter deadlines, that is the story of my life, missus!!!) (but you know i really BELIEVE that if i stop following those "lightbulb" ideas, they will stop COMING TO ME, so i never blow them off!!!) :) :) :)

Tracy said...

This is really pretty Ros. I am sooo enjoying your butterfly cards. The card layout is fantastic too. Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, your friend must love it!

Autumn? Nice!!! We are just cooling down a little this weekend but fall is no where in sight!

Ira Huberts said...

Your butterfly cards are always so very elegant Ros, what a lovely present to your friends, very romantic...
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Another masterpiece, those butterflies look so real....lucky friends to receive that card....I wish some ideas would pop into my head, it seems I don't
like anything I create lately...which is why I love to come here...so inspiring!!

Heidi said...

This is so pretty!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

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