Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Butterfly number 1

This is the first of two cards I made yesterday. I stamped the image, coloured it using promarkers and then glittered it. I then decoupaged the image. The background I created a patchwork effect usung odd bits of scrap paper from my stash. I then added the jewelled butterfly trail. It never ceases to amaze me just how popular butterfly images are. And of course the different ways you can colour them helps to make them even more popular. Whether it is a true to life colourway or a fantasy one they can either be the main focal image or as an embellishment. Either way they bring their own charm to whatever way they are used. I have to admit I really enjoyed created the backing paper from odd pieces in my stash. It has given me lots of ideas. I should think that you'll see this use of mixed paper again! The main reason I think I enjoyed it was the fact that I was using papers that may have otherwise ended up in the bin. It's certainly made me look at what's left behind when I create a card. Well I'm off now to finish another card..happy crafting

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