Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven. Today I have a card to show you and a little coordinating gift I created to go with it. I don't often make cards, but with this one I wanted to do two things. To begin with, I wanted to use some of the vast hoards of scraps I've been accumulating! I also wanted to use my Lynne Perrella Asian Collection Stamps because I'm always forgetting how lovely they are. I had so much fun gathering together colours that complemented each other and that - I hoped - would go with the stamp designs. The Magpie in me just loved hunting and gathering lots of bright little details and combining them on this card.
I have to thank Julie Short of 'Time to Create' for inspiring me to use my scraps. She says that composing something new from scraps can be really 'freeing' and I must say that I really enjoyed making this card! I arranged all my elements and kept arranging and re-arranging until I liked what I had. The focal image was to be this Lynne Perrella lady. I stamped her onto tissue and then fixed her with Satin Glaze, onto some card I had sprayed with Inky Pool and Hey Pesto Frescos. I also added the tiniest scrap of text stamped onto tissue! I really don't throw anything away!
I highlighted the image with white pen and added some Shabby Blue Frantage. I stamped images from the stamp plate onto the card blank and onto some card stock, which I had Crackle Glazed ages ago to make roses from. The butterflies are from a huge supply I have acquired from punching them out of discarded stamped images.
Here is my finished card. My friends and followers know that I've been creating little handbag charms using Shrink Plastic recently and that this activity has also been appealing to my Magpie love for bright and shiny charms and miniatures.
I decided to create one of these handbag charms and slip it in as a gift. I gathered together charms, beads, shrink plastic die-cuts and a dog tag in colours that I hoped would coordinate with the card.
This is part of my favourite quote from the Lin Brown Flower Sentiments, PaperArtsy's Eclectica range.You can read the full poem here.
William Blake is a poet who has always inspired me, as I think it is in life's tiny details that we catch a glimpse of infinity - a whole world really is contained in that one grain of sand! I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing today you will feel inspired by the tiny details that go to make up this beautiful universe.
And thank you so much for taking the time to drop by Magpieheaven! It's always lovely to have your visits and comments!