Welcome to a my bit of cyberspace, and a small flurry of snow here in North East Scotland. Not enough to sniff at really, but of course they have it soooooo bad down in England! What, an inch or two at the most, a couple of drifts less than a foot deep, and the whole network closes down!! It really is laughable - GET OVER IT GUYS! How do you think the rest of the world copes with feet and feet of snow, yet an inch or two here and the whole country stops!!?? Honestly!
Right, that's my bit said, LOL.
Now to my card for the day. No Christmas here today (hoorah!) Roll on next Saturday, it'll all be over for another year. I'm all Christmassed out!!
I followed the sketch at Midnight Madness for this card, which had me thinking for a while. I have combined it with a couple of other challenges too. The colour scheme, or lack of it, is for the challenge at Whimsy Stamps, as they wanted 'Black and White' this week. And for the Digital Tuesday challenge, they want 'Birthdays'.
I decided with the black and white theme to make this a Vintage style card. I found a gorgeous Vintage Lady image on the net, can't remember where from, so if anyone knows, then please put me right!! I daubed some black ink in the background but very faint so as you could only just see it. Just made her a bit more prominent really.
For the backing card, I stuck some of my leftover wallpaper onto a blank. I am using this in my hallway. It is a textured paper with a lovely spongey feel. I daubed a bit of black ink over this too for a bit of light and shade, just to pick up on the texture really.
The black patterned corners are a damask pattern from Raspberry Road Designs, which I teamed up with a lovely border from MyGrafico and a strip of black organza ribbon. The text wasn't on the sketch, but I felt it needed a sentiment, so I raised this little panel to make it stand out a bit.
Last job was to figure out what to use in the circle shapes on the sketch. This had me rummaging through my brads stash, as I wanted something silvery and shiny, but alas - there wasn't any suitable shiny's for me to use - eeekk! I legged it round to my little sewing shop to try and find some shiny buttons - but oh no!! They were shut!! Not my day huh?? So I went next door and bought some Vino to drown my sorrows, and ta-da! The brain kicked in for a change, and I decided to make some flowers instead. So when I got home, I punched out some flowers with white, black and silver mirri, and popped a wee pearl in the middle, and I must say I am well pleased now. Just the right amount of bling without overdoing it.
Right, off to do a snow dance now then. I want more!!! Give me snow!!