Sunday, August 26, 2007

Last Minute Lil

Woke up this morning to the thought of 'aaaggghhh I forgot her birthday!!'...so I quicky made this just using the items already on my desk lol....does that give you an indication of how much is piled up infront of me on 'the mound' rofl...its getting a little bit like a Tombola at the village fete....dip my hand in and see what I get rofl

Anyway, that said its turned out to be quite a peaceful looking card I think.

The image of the beautiful looking woman is from the Paperbag Studios collage sheet called 'Sharon'. The range of Paperbag Studios collage sheets can be seen at Stamp Diva.
The clear torn panel you see under the image tag is mica, which softened the background and gave the image more of a chance so they didnt end up competing with each other.

And as it has a buttons suspending the ribbon, I thought it might be in keeping with this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge which is ........'buttons'. :0)

Please click onto the images to enlarge.(this first image inparticular looks so much better bigger)



The framed composition is mounted onto an acetate card, but I wasnt sure that was too visible on the first image so true to form heres a little side view lol :0)

43 comments:

Gisele said...

Love this card Jo....beautiful soft colours, the recipient will definately be proud to own this!

joanne wardle said...

its really lovely. very calm, as you said. brilliant use if acetate

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is such a gorgeous piece!

Penny said...

Really soft and beautiful, very tactile too I imagine. I like the shape of it very much.

deb said...

Beautiful and serene card Jo.

paru's_circle said...

masterpiece!

Greensleeves said...

Excellent! fab colours, Jo.

Anna said...

Jo, you have surpassed yourself. I love the shape of the card and the image is so beautiful and WOW! that butterfly finishes it nicely.

Zuzu's Blog said...

OMG!! Flippin heck and other such exclaimations !!

Bloomin gorgeous Jo!! (again )

you are very talented and I want to be like you :-) .. but I think I have told you that lol

Julie said...

Nothing last minute about this. I have not figured out how to use my mica yet, but you did an excellent job here. It is really beautiful!

Kelly said...

beautiful art! love the image!

Gillian said...

Fabulous colours, very calming ... love how you work with acetate:)

Mary-Beth said...

oh, this is absolutely lovely!

Ticia said...

Another brilliant piece. You go girl!

Kaz said...

gorgeous Jo. really love it, the image is beautiful. it's just perfect.




TUT.

Sandra Evertson said...

Very Beautiful, So Ethereal!
Sandra Evertson

audrey h. said...

Hey, it's not my birthday yet but I do expect something just as beautiful ;o) Gorgeous color palette. Whoever the lucky birthday person is will love it.

Viola said...

So lovely! Wonderful, Jo!

Em's Blog said...

absolutely beautiful Jo, love the image and the colours are gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I love the image and the composition is stunning. :)

sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful, love that image, and the mica is a great idea. I will have to check out that collage sheet as it was obviously meant for me lol!

kathywas said...

Wow...this is absolutely striking! I love the addition of the mica...especially since it's cut in such an irregular pattern. The detailing and added embellishment for the butterflys body is just beautiful. You amaze me with your astounding talent!!

Paula said...

Very beautiful & fitted the button dare quite easily!
Love the image, she is stunning.

Suzan-- said...

OH MY!! This is absolutely amazing!!! It's beautiful!!! I think it's all of our birthdays--do we all get one????

Hope you are having a good summer!!

Suzan

Hermine said...

WOW, I am speechless, this is so gorgeous.

Heather Robinson said...

There is such serenity to this piece that you just "whipped up"! It is truly stunning.

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!

ATCLindaB said...

wow always super inspirational to visit your blog :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Very beautiful and dreamy!

sue said...

It's so beautiful! I love using mica, and you used it perfectly on this-now I want to know how you whipped it out so quickly:)

Patti G. said...

JO, as always, this is gorgeous and your friend will love this little treasure for her birthday! I did click and see it large, and it is even more lovely! Makes me feel like I am holding it in my hand! The sweet leaf charm below the butterfly and the colors and mica look beautiful together! Gggggreat .....I never expect any less! :0) Hugs,Patti

Sija said...

Wow, wow, wow Jo, this is gorgeous!

Debby Harriettha said...

Jo you are so amazing. This is incredibly beautiful. I love how you can simply whip things up!!! LOL..

Debby

Peggy said...

Absolutly Great.........Wow

ingeniouslycreative said...

Hi Jo!!! When I grow up I want to be as good as you!!! Hugs Carol

Gillian :O) said...

did you hear me sigh....
oh Jo, this is Truly Beautiful!

Kathy said...

This is just beautiful, it has such an ethereal quality, just lovely.

Jo - so sorry we missed you off the links list - but it's all fixed now! If it happens again, feel free to give us a slap!!:-)

Barbara said...

I am adding another GORGEOUS JO.

Tootie said...

Hey Jo! This is absolutely beautiful! You amaze me!

carlene federer said...

this is gorgeous Lil! Love the way you work with transparent stuff!

Lana said...

Fab use of mica! Lucky friend!

Judy said...

oh now you know i love mica and what you have done is exceptional - stunning!

KraftyKitten said...

I love what you have done with the mica - absolutely spectacular