Saturday, 17 January 2015

mystic moonlit garden

When I get my new stamps into the house, I often spend hours dreaming of what kind of scenes I could create with each one. You guessed it! I love making a scene!!!

And ever since first spying this Butterfly Basics Bundle from the New Occasion Catalog, it's been begging to be made into a fairy-like moonlit garden scene. It reminded me of the place we lived at in Manitoba, years ago. Especially the shade garden on the east end of the house. I wanted to replicate it. (All I need yet is lilies of the valley!)

The white flowers and ferns are embossed in clear onto Whisper White cardstock and then I sponged Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, and Marina Mist over it all, making sure to leave an area white for the moon rays. I sponged the darkest colors at the edge. Using these same colors, I stamped those two same images over the white embossing, giving it a 3-d effect. And then I die-cut the butterflies out of velum and different shades of blue cardstock, and layered it on with pearls to finish. I realize that the flowers are probably meant to be upright, but to me they look kinda like morning glory vines. That's what I love about Stampin' Up. So much can be done with one image or product. There is no right or wrong. Truly versatile.

I made several of these cards to send along with the catalogs to some of my friends. It seems surely everyone is gonna love these bundles as well as I do! They're keepers!


Jennifer said...

Gorgeous!! Can I make a request for a card?

Grace said...

Absolutely! Actually I have several here that remind me of you! Or do you specifically want one of these mystic ones?

Tara said...

Gorgeous butterflies and use of that stamp set! It's quickly becoming a favourite of mine!

White Orchid said...

I really like how your colors play together!

Grace said...

Thanks, y'all!

I'm just LOVING these butterflies! Can't get my fill!

Jerra lynn said...

ahem! my birthday is February 10!!! jus sayin...... =)