You may remember I made an altered shadow box recently for Fashionable Stamping with a sewing theme where I revisited a technique I learnt many years ago from the lovely ladies at Magenta. I called my variation Florentine as the background I made resembles the type of Bargello they do in Florence which simply involves slightly thinner strips and starting the pattern in the middle then moving out to each side, dropping down once each time.
I made a tutorial for blogging friend Buttons and this card was made with some of the resulting pieces so all I had to do to finish off was add a sentiment and the little butterfly.
For my card I used inked and stamped strips made with a variety of leaf and floral stamps in pinks, greens and browns. I trimmed the edges of the finished bargello piece with pinking shears.
I stamped the lovely bird cage collage by Crafty Individuals with Archival coffee ink and coloured it with a mix of Promarkers, pencils and inks. I stamped the B Line Designs butterfly with the same ink and coloured this with a watercolour pencil. The sentiment by Papermania was stamped in brown, die cut and inked.
I assembled the card as you see with a panel of textured kraft card and a scrap of cream crochet lace.
I thought you might also like to see a photo of a piece of framed artwork from my lounge which I made quite some time ago before I had a blog. I call it Joseph's Coat and you'll see why I think!
You might need to click on the photo see see it properly as it's quite large and it wasn't possible to get a larger pic on here.
Hope you like these Mynnette and I'm linking them to Technique Tuesday.
Hugs, Fliss xx