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 ~






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