"The Entomologist's Dream"
This card has a standard book construction with the pages sized to fit closely around the inner box.
The front panel is decorated with distress inks, stamping and diecut insects and flowers which are stamped, inked and brushed with Perfect Pearls to match the background.
The inside reveals that wonderful IndigoBlu sentiment together with an insect collection!
"Inside Front Cover"
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in clear onto a diecut panel. Distress inks are used to give different clours to the words "Nature" and "Beauty". Lots more ink and Perfect Pearls are stamped, sponged and brushed on together with some lace coloured with distress inks to match.
"The Entomologist's Dream - An Insect Collection!"
Do you recognise the box? It's from one of those sets of Kars wooden shapes. Haven't used the shapes yet, naughty! The box is covered in ink from blue and violet metallic markers which match Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender distress inks quite well. Each of the insects was stamped on a small square of white card twice using black archival ink and heat-embossed in clear, then stamped again onto acetate and the wings cut out. The images were each coloured with distress inks. The bodies are cut out from one set of images, shaped with an embossing tool and adhered to the other set with Pinflair for some dimension. The matching acetate wings are shaped and attached to the stamped images at the appropriate place on each body using a dab of glossy accents.
My other half keeps bees and along with him, they have a special place in my heart! This one was cut out and adhered onto the frame edge as if he's just visiting his old friends. Next time you see a weird insect, I hope you too can see its beauty and remember, as my old Nan used to say, "it's more frightened of you than you are of it, duck" :-)
IndigoBlu stamp set: Nature
IndigoBlu stamp set: Nature
Spellbinders: Fanciful Flight, Carnation Creations, Labels
empty Kars wooden shapes box
Artemio stamp sets: insects, meadow
Sizzix & Hero Arts stamp and diecut set
distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concorde, Chipped Sapphire
distress marker set
white inkssentials pen
archival ink: Jet Black
embossing powder: clear
gems: pale blue self-adhesive
brads: violet jewel, Papermania Midnight Fairytale embellishment set
cardstock: white 160gsm, grey 300gsm
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - layered (this piece really is in keeping with the layered challenge - layers of meaning as well as of art!)
Try it on Tuesdays - Bingo (Brads, Flower, Diecut) plus Add a Butterfly
Stampalot - What's Your Crafty Passion?
That Craft Place - Anything Goes