tirsdag, januar 30, 2007

"A deck of cards - 4"



And here comes this week's card. I've made a colorful background using alcoholic ink on glossy paper. Love that ink! :)

A butterfly is maybe not a typical symbol, but to me the butterfly has a symbolic effect, and I use the butterfly a lot when I create.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, "Blue-Butterfly Day"

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ~Richard Buckminster Fuller

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. ~Author Unknown

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. ~Charles Dickens

8 kommentarer

Torn-Paper Jen sa...

BEAUTIFUL!!! My favorite card so far this week. Great job. I also have a fondness for butterflies, as do my little girls...they're very popular around here.

A.S.K.-P. sa...

Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the background you made for it! As for your symbol...I can totally relate to the butterfly. I actually want to get a tattoo of a butterfly because it symbolizes my friendship with a late friend of mine. The butterfly is beautiful and only graces you with it's presence for a short amount of time. Just like my friend did. Anyway..back to your cards! I LOVE your style! You have a style all your own and I really like your cards! Keep up the great work!

~Amy

Lis sa...

Just beautiful, the background is awesome and the butterfly is so colourful, love it!!

banglamarie sa...

NYDELIG Åshild.
Utrolig flott kort!!
Liker symbolikken i sommerfuglen.
Mange flotte sitater også :)

Ruth sa...

Beautiful card, love the brightness of it. Great symbol.

Rachel Whetzel sa...

WOW. It's just WOW. I love everything about your card! The color, the symbol, everything. by far one of my faves this week!

rachel

Di sa...

Wow, stunning!

suebaru sa...

Stunning card, the colours are beautiful!