Saturday, 10 August 2013

Get Inspired - Butterflies and Dragonflies

Hi Everyone!  Its Inspiration Saturday and its my turn to contribute some ideas to the Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV.

Yet again I've found another picture from Pinterest, but really its tough to resist!  The below picture originally comes from french website called Serendipity, and this is actually a photo of a work of art by Julie Oger called "Branches with Butterflies".  So lovely!

When looking at this picture, I could have easily made a card with some of the lovely butterfly stamps available with Mark's Finest Papers' stamps, but instead I decided to use the July mini set called "Dragonflies".

I started by stamping and embossing the larger dragonflies, colouring them, and adding some clear glitter pen, then trimming them out.

I then cut the card base and main panel, and randomly embossed the solid dragonfly images in black and gold.  Some natural jute twine was added to echo the branch in the original picture.  The larger dragonflies were added with foam tape.

The sentiment with a bit of added glitter finished the card front off.  I left the inside blank so I can add a sentiment when I am ready to give it away.

This CAS card took more time than I thought it would, but I love the sparkly large dragonflies framed by the smaller black and gold ones.   Are you inspired to create?  If so why not let us know what you make in the comments below. In the meantime don't forget to go to the Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV next week to see MariLynn's take on the  image I've chosen!

As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Wow!!! Stunning card! I love the gorgeous dragonflies with their glitter and I love how you placed the small ones! Gorgeous!