Boone Hall Butterfly EnclosureIt is with much excitement and pride that I put this post together today! Whilst my blog has been quiet of late, I certainly haven't been - I've been making many cards for charities for the past couple of months (as well as doing some part time volunteer work) which has taken me away from the blogisphere. However, when I saw the wonderful inspiration photo over at the Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog, I felt that I simply had to join in!
I then removed the tissue paper and set it aside to dry out. I sponged some the green ink into the blank areas around the flowers on the white cardstock that had bled through the tissue paper in the stamping process. This was to add some depth to the green behind the tissue paper.
Once the tissue paper had dried out, I gently scrunched it into a ball, rolling it around to create creases. I then carefully opened up the sheet again, being careful not to smooth out the creases I'd just created! I used a gluestick on the cardstock across the entire area of the tulip field, and then carefully aligned the scrunched tissue paper over the glue and patted it into place, making sure I still had plenty of creases for the faux silk texture.
Then there's more sponging of green ink around the flower images and across the top of the page. I randomly stamped images from the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set by Stampin' Up! across the top, beyond my flower field. I then sealed the entire page with Crystal Effects. As my Crystal Effects were drying, I had accidentally left a wet wipe near the top of my page. Well, actually more likely it was on the page (d'oh!) Anyway, the resultant "water effect" was not what I had in mind (!) and so I tore away that part of the page and used one of my butterfly photos to fill the gap - clever, huh?!!
I hope you like my page - I had a blast making it!!!