Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Rose by any other name

Will I ever learn ,I painted this image on Monday evening and then wondered if I had any paper to match this colour green. I constantly tell my self to collect the paper and any embellishments first and then colour the the image to match. I was lucky ,this beautiful paper which I bought over a year ago was a perfect match , it looks like silk and has a beautiful finish.

A Day For Daisies -challenge 12 -This beautiful image was free and the theme Vintage.

Stamping Vacation - Sewing Beads on Your Creation. The tiny punched leaves are attached to the base using a tiny pearl bead.
It's probably more than 10 years ago a friend of mine was packing up and leaving Saudi Arabia to return home to Canada. She made 3 lists ,KEEP ,THROW AWAY ,GIVE AWAY . The give away pile was then sorted and dished out to various friends. My pile included her wedding dress which she insisted she no longer wanted.I enjoy sewing but the dress was heavily beaded and I couldn't make anything with it ,instead I painstakingly removed all the pearls and now use them on my cards. Thanks Nevine -I will never have to buy pearls again.


Anonymous said...

this looks awesome, I adore that image!!!

perfect colours and paper too, with the embellies, really great!

Merry said...

I do the same thing Gail...colour my images and then can't find anything to match. What a wonderful way to remember your friend....each time you use a bead. This is such a pretty card.