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Monday, April 20, 2009

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Nature
Do you ever really just stop and focus on
all the beauty that surrounds you?
I used to love being in the forest/woods...
I would stop and take in all the sights,
sounds and smells of nature. Beautiful ferns,
moss on the rocks, tall gorgeous evergreens,
the sound of a stream, the sound of leaves flickering in
the wind while the birds sing you a song. Sometimes I
would write a poem. In nature I find peace.
Boy do I ever miss and need this.
I moved to a suburb/city in Ontario almost 2 years ago.
I have found it hard living in the city.
I have always had nature outside my windows and
now I have neighbors. No offence meant towards my
neighbors, but I'd rather have nature & privacy.
People say that I will adjust. I'm still waiting!
Instructions
Cut 1 piece of ivory CS to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Punch out a circle to create a mask for the moon
To create the sunset...With the mask in place,
ink up a sponge with yellow citrus Chalk ink and
start sweeping over and around the moon.
then apply Tangerine chalk ink to sponge and randomly
sweep this color being careful not to cover all the yellow.
Now go in with a little of the Dark Peony color.
Remove mask and stamp your grass
Cut 2 pieces of Double sided Patterned CS to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Then using Spellbinders Circle Dies, die cut circles in both,
making sure the background paper is one circle size smaller, as
this will create your frame. To prevent the dies from moving,
I like to use masking tape to tape down the dies before I cut.
Randomly stamp flourish.
Attach ribbon, then attach vellum to the back of this.
Put card together and attach flower and butterfly.
Hugs,
Dorothy
Stamps: Flourish-Inkadinkado, Butterfly-Hero Arts & Grass-SU
Paper: Wild Asparagus "Mother" Floral /Teal #WA3146
Vellum: unknown
Sunset ink: Color Box Chalk- Yellow Citrus, Tangerine & Dark Peony
Grass & Flourish ink: Ranger Adirondack dye ink "Bottle"




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17 comments:

Lynne K said...

Hi Dorothy. I love this card. Simply beautiful. Your opening comment struck a chord with me too. I sympathise with your longing to return to the countryside.

lilacanglia said...

Thats one gorgeous card,
hugs
Angie

lisa said...

What a truly beautiful card Dorothy.It certainly reflects your love of nature. I feel for you living in a large city, I don't think I could ever get used to that either having lived near lovely countryside all my life.

Lisax

Riet said...

wowww Dorothy,what a beautiful card.

Hugs riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Dorothy I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Whoa girlfriend. This is absolutely gorgeous! That butterfly looks real and the colors are fantastic!

Hugs,

Ann said...

That butterfly is gorgeous!

Max said...

This card is really pretty ... I love the masking effect you have used and when my MOJO returns from it's holiday, I will definitely be trying this technique.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~very elegant ~so much detail ~ love the butterfly
vanessa xx

Dianne said...

Your blog is delightful! you really have a talent for putting together lovely elements and creating beautiful cards.anyone would be glad to receive them. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment...I really appreciate it!

Merry said...

What a beautiful card. Love the moon and masking technique. Also the butterfly is lovely...did you create him?

Sally H said...

What a stunningly beautiful card! I love it! I too grew up in the countryside and often long for fresh air and the sights and sounds of the country. My garden is my saviour - a little wildlife haven, with lots of bird feeders, and flowers to encourage bees and butterflies.

Jenny said...

love the circle within the circle - very cool :)

rochambeau said...

Hi Dorothy,
Your card and words are gorgeous. You are right about nature soothing the soul!!
Constance

ChristineCreations said...

OH my that butterfly is just gorgeous Dorothy!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dorothy ! The sunset and butterfly are just gorgeous ! I will have a go at this butterfly technique when I get back from my holiday to UK :-)

Lorraine

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Dorothy - such a stunning look! The butterfly is wonderful - im defo going to follow your tutorial
love tasha xx

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