Friday, 5 December 2014

Waste not, want not - Round II Card 41

This Marjoleine Bastin image has been lying in my garden themed drawer for years. My girlfriend gave me this image on a card and I loved it so much, I cut it out and saved it,.

I decided to pull it out and make up a simple card with it. The image was already edged with a gilded edge. I added a snippet of pearlescent navy for a mat and stickled the butterfly wings and some of the flowers with Stardust stickles. Set that onto a kraft card base and left it at that.


A very simple card but one that I will be happy to give to a friend...I need to remember more often that they do not always have to be detailed to still be enjoyed! Hopefully you can see the shimmer of the stickles...


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

26 comments:

  1. This is a lovely image Mo, I can see why you liked it so much. I can almost smell the scent of these lovely spring flowers. A welcome reminder of spring, it has been decidedly chilly and wintery here this week.
    Jean x

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  2. Hello Maureen what a gorgeous image, no wonder you kept it, you've turned it into a gorgeous card, hugs Kate x

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  3. What a gorgeous image Maureen...it definitely doesn't need anything else, perfect as is. Carol x

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  4. Simple and beautiful! Quick and easy - my favourite! I need to make more of this kind! Wishing you a joyful day!

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  5. Gorgeous image and you've framed it out just perfect! A lovely, lovely card.
    Lynn

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  6. Beautiful card Mo, the image is truly wonderful I can see why you kept it the simple matting and layering shows it up perfectly, love it.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  7. A lovely flower image and certainly doesn't need anything else to enhance it further. hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Such a gorgeous image and you have framed it beautifully - a wonderful card.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. So pretty! So nice that you could recycle that image. :)

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  10. What a beautiful image Mo, I am so glad you saved it and made such a beautiful reminder of Spring days ahead. Cold and frosty here this morning so Spring flowers work very well for me.

    Have a happy weekend.

    B x

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  11. Oh Maureen , this is so beautiful.
    Less IS more I should say. Well done in giving lovely materials a second life.
    Hugs, Veerle xxx

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  12. Really lovely image Mo and perfect upcycling!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. The frame made of blue and kraft paper is just what this image needed, it's so beautiful it doesn't need anything more. A great card to have at hand as it's usable for any kind of occasion.

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  14. So lovely, Mo! I like that reused an image from something else!

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  15. This is beautiful Mo. Great recycling and lovely card.
    Hugs
    xx

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  16. A lovely image. Great recycling into a beautiful card. xx

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  17. What a pretty card you have made with your recycled image. Love the added touch of Stickles. Susan x

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  18. I love Marjoleine Bastin's beautiful artwork! This makes such a lovely card! I know it will be enjoyed!

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  19. I have often done this type of upcycling, too, and then felt a bit guilty about it, so thank you for this post, Maureen! It's not a bad thing to pass on things that are this beautiful again and again!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  20. What a lovely image, and you've enhanced it beautifully! Love the framework!

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  21. It is a wonderful image and how creative to recycle it into another card. Love it....Hugs, joann

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  22. This is a very pretty card. I always feel like it is cheating to make cards like this, but really there is nothing wrong with it. In fact, it is a lovely gesture with a card you liked so much.

    BTW, your word verification is seriously drunk.

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  23. Wonderful upcycling! What a beautiful card--I would have saved that image, too!

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