Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mirrored Butterflies / ja yllättävä haiku

For these cards I started with a grey base. First I worked with pearlescent white 3D paste through a stencil. Next I added a layer of color with Gelatos, I find those neon shades add so much whimsy to vintage pictures. I stamped the lady on a tissue, then reversed the tissue and stamped again. This way I was able to get a mirror image of her.

Two opposing each other / facing east / escorted by the morning sun's rays.

I am working with the concept of mirroring right now - double identity, a self with a shadow self, a twin - there are many interpretations possible.
Next came another layer of stamped butterflies, I repeated the small ones and added them on the bottom. The big butterfly is placed so that it matches.

entering these into:
Fashionable Stamping: #109 Butterflies
Vintage Stamping: #42 Three layers
Take-a-Word: Butterflies

Näissä korteissa kokeilin miltä vintagekuvat näyttäisivät neonvärisellä taustalla. Yllättävän hyviltä, sanoisin. Osoittaa ainakin sen, että vintagen ei suinkaan tarvitse olla jatkuvasti hengettömän ruskeaa tai masentavan sameaa.
Eniten ilahduin korttien sanoista. Kerrankin niistä tuli jotain kaunista. Tämä on kuin runo:

Vastakkain kaksi,
suoraan itään
aamuauringon säteiden saattamana.


  1. The mirror effect is an interesting concept. Very well done! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Fabulous pages, love the mirror effect and the colours you've used are so feminine.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  3. Alice,
    Your entry is just beautiful!
    I love that stamp you used, would you mind sharing the name and make?

    1. It's pretty isn't it? The stamp is by Kaiserkraft and goes by the name Victoria CS-121.

    2. Thank you so much Alice for your replies! xo

  4. Gorgeous cards, I love how they look both mirrored and together. So clever!

  5. What a lovely combination of colours and stamping Alice, many thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x