Monday, July 18, 2011

Beautiful Garden

I have been thinking about how to use a specific image for a few days and finally came up with something. It really is not to different from the last card I posted. I guess it is probably because the image came from the same set from Nicecrane Designs.

To make it a bit different I decided to frame the image by distressing the bottom layers. I also have been wanting to use one of the cameos that I purchased a while ago and thought this would be a good time to use one. I am not sure if it really looks right, but I put it on anyway, tee he he.

I added some machine stitching to the front, something I have not done in a while. I own one of the Janome Mini machines and it has not light at all so I need to put a lot of lights on around it. This really doesn't help much since me being there casts a shadow, but it makes me feel like it helps.

Here you can see the pearl swirl I used and the pretty cameo I wanted to use. I added the blue flowers to help the cameo match. The dress is kind of blue as well as the butterfly having blue gems on it, so I think it kind of matches.
This is one of the butterflies I have purchased from Penny Duncan at her Etsy store which can be found here. Not only does she sell these, she has wonderful tutorials on her blog to show you how to make the butterflies and dragonflies she makes. You can find here blog here. I much prefer to purchase them since I am not sure about cutting the clear paper she uses. You may want to check it out and give a try though.

Here is the card front. See what I mean about the cameo. It is a pretty one, but I am not exactly sure if it really looks right. What do you think?

The inside is basically the same but simpler. I still stiched the edges, though. I thought about not stitching it and felt like I was just being lazy, lol

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Judy said...

Sandy I love this so pretty....
Have a great day.

*Vicki* said...

WOW Sandy!! This is really breath-taking hun!! I love all of the pretty flowers and the added butterfly!! Just wanted to stop in to say hello and hope you're enjoying your Summer my friend!! HUGS

Leslie Miller said...

This is just gorgeous! Fabulous details and so many lovely touches for the eye to travel to. All your designs are beautiful, including those tiny flowers in an earlier post. You do wonderful work!

lisa808 said...

Wow--love all your beautiful details!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! Your embellies are amazing!

Tracey said...

Sandy, you create the prettiest cards! I love this one and I love the cameo. All the stitching detail looks fabulous too.
Have a great week!