Sorry about the wierd title there, but I couldn't think what else to call this post!! I hope the weekend finds you all well and happy?? Our snow is disappearing fast now - yeay! I can see the garden again!!
My card for today is a bit different for me, as it has no images - not one!! Yet it was great fun to make and I enjoyed it. It is going into (hopefully) four challenges, starting with the layout, a sketch from Rosie Dee's. A very simple sketch, but I like 'em simple:
Bother! Just noticed there was supposed to be a sentiment under the image area! Never mind, I'm not changing it now - it will spoil the overall effet of the card!
At Haunted Design House the theme is 'Eerie Elegance' - this had me baffled for a while, but I kept it in the back of my mind as I worked through other challenges I could use it with.
Crafty Creations are wanting us to use 'Textures' this week, I hope I have used enough of them to qualify for that.
A new challenge named 'Raise The Bar' has a 'Debut' challenge, for us to use something which is new. I had a gorgeous new Shapeabilities die come in the post yesterday morning - the Fleur De Lys Pendant shape that I have been drooling over for ages. I finally found one on ebay from the USA, so I bought that. Couldn't wait to break open the package and use it!!
So, with all these challenges in mind I made this card:
I covered an A5 sized card base with some self-adhesive flock paper - gorgeous stuff, you just want to sit there and stroke it all day!! I wrapped some lovely wired ribbon round the left side. This is a really rich, dark green and is a sort of brushed velvet texture, with gold glitter pattern on it. On that I placed a recycled organza ribbon bow with gold metallic bit running through it.
THEN I got to play with the new die - yum! I cut out two large shapes, and two of the inner shapes using gold mirri card. Tell you what though folks, it was blummin' difficult to get the shape out of the die, anyone else have probs there?? Almost ruined it getting it out! It survived me tugging at it though, and I layered them using some foam pads for added dimension. Kind looks like a medallion now, but I like the overall effect - sort of Gothic looking - I do like a bit of Gothic sometimes!