Well, what a day yesterday turned out to be. I didn't realise until well into the afternoon that it was Friday 13th. Seems this time it came and bit blogger in the butt!! Were you like me - completely lost and befuddled?? Not to mention rather peeed off???!! Yeah, I thought so. . . lol
So, today we are all picking up the pieces and playing catchup, and here I am with my DT piece for the new challenge at Delicious Doodles (a day late - sigh).
Our theme this time is 'Inspired by. . .'.
What is it that inspires you to create? Is it texture, colour, smell, nature etc, etc. . .
I get inspired by the lovely patterns of damask, and anything at all black, purple and Gothic. So how could I resist going down that route?? Well, I didn't resist. I splurged!! Out came the damask dp's I have on the compy, printed in black, roughed up with sandpaper and smudged with purple and black ink.I wanted it to look old and distressed. Not sure if that bit worked out too well. . .
Made this into an easel card. These offer some much more scope than a regular fold don't you think? I have followed a sketch for my layout, but I used the text bit for the bottom of the card and left it blank. I hate putting sentiments onto things, to be honest I'm crud at thinking up things like that, and verses for the insides, so I tend to leave my cards blank if I can.
I have used MS punches for the corners (loops) There is a Fleur-de-Lys shapeabilities strip across beneath the image, in purple bazzil, smudged with silver metallic rub-on. I have used the same card and corner pieces from the same set at the bottom on the blank panel.
Behind the image is a scalloped frame, which is a digi-element from a scrap kit, which I layered silver mirri onto, followed by the image. Behind all that is a yummy purple dp by Crafty Chaos Designs, and behind that, though you can hardly see it, is a black panel that I embossed with a damask folder and smeared with silver rub-on. I cut the corners with the same MS punch to match.