Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Just Because - Swallow tail

I absolutely love the start of a new year. To me it always seems magical and full of promise. Hubby and I have sat down and had a huge conversation on what our goals are for this year and over the next five. And now the HUGE job of decluttering has begun.

While cleaning out one of our storage cupboards I can across some old National Geographics that I had picked up at a book sale, which were the same month and year as my Mum and Dad were born. I had brought them, thinking they would be really interesting to send them home. Well two years later and we still have them. But thanks to the decluttering plan, I'm ready to send them out to my mum, but of course needed to add a little card with them.

My card turned out to be very arty, vintage and even a little bit shabby chic, which is not my usual style at all. I blame all the reminiscing.

I watercoloured my Swallowtail using Elegant Eggplant and Mossy Meadow which I then stamped onto white cardstock. I used my aqua painter to then flick those ink colours and my Wink of Stella across the card. There's my glitz!

I finished off with two, faceted buttons for the middle of the Butterflies body and some gold thread under my sentiment.

My mum, loves receiving my cards for her birthday and Christmas, so I guess she'll be pretty excited to get this little package in the post for no reason other then I was thinking of her, which I think is the best reason to get a card.

Happy Crafting,

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