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Saturday, October 20, 2007

4x4 Friday - Dream, Create, Inspire.

I stamped these butterflies for the card in the post below, but felt they were too dark on the Artists' Watercolour paper for all the soft lilacs I picked. So these were put to one side in the hope of using them. They fit perfectly for this week's theme. All 3 words suit my mood when I made this 4 x4 ins piece. I was very inspired by the techniques of sponging inks onto images for vintage colour. Making something so pretty has always been a dream. Create is what I do, though usually a mess. I added Anita's 3D gloss to each butterfly for some dimension & although it isn't too clear, I heat embossed a sprinkling of holographic powder to give a slight shimmer.
These stamps can be bought from Crafty Individuals, a direct link to the actual stamps is in the post below. Dymo tape words finish it.
While Im at it, a quick toot for myself... I've had a rough 6 months & deserve a bit of good news. The card below is going to appear in the C.I gallery on there website soon. I am thrilled & honoured to have it there. I can't stress just how much fun I have had with these stamps & the other bits I bought. My slidemailer is almost complete & will be shown just as soon as I can.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

really nice composition. love it.

Dani D said...

love your butterfly

Rein said...

This is pretty!

Anietje said...

Prachtig!!!

Janine said...

whooo hoo and congrats on your card makint it into the C.I. gallery, thats awesome. I have to say that is a stunning 4x4, I really like butterfly images.

Carrie said...

Beautiful work Paula - lovely colour combinations

Zuzu's Blog said...

Oh I love the shading you have done with the graduated colours.. well done .. the over all effect is beautiful..
nice glossed butterflies too :-)

Andrea said...

Beautiful card Paula those butterflies really are pretty. Congratulations on your card appearing in the CI gallery, it's very well deserved your cards are always beautiful.

Marjolein said...

It's been a while, but Paula, this card is beautiful! Love it, great composition and wonderful colors!
Congrats..... great toot for you!!
Are you feeling a bit better??
hugs....

Claudette said...

Your work is amazing...love the butterflies on this pc.

Silvia said...

Wow, it's fantastic. Love it.

Angelina said...

This is beautiful! Love it!

Angela Sumner said...

this is beautiful! i love the stamps and the effect youve achieved with the shading.
congratulations on your good news!:)

Tracey said...

Lovely work Paula - well done!

michelle said...

this is so beautiful.. you are on a roll, lady.

Nellie said...

Beautiful 4x4 Paula! Love the way you worked with the words

alcoholinky said...

beautiful Paula!

Myriame said...

Gorgeous card, it's splendid with the butterflies.