OK, a but of a trite title but I made this card on a very wet afternoon (Sunday) with a challenge in mind - Pearls and Swirls! The past few days have been so dull I had to resort to artificial light to take a piccie too!
I dunno, yesterday's card with the two cute little ducks on was simplicity itself and then I seemed to throw a bit of everything at this one, but it was fun playing..... although my desk and the floor looked like a bomb site once I'd finished :
The image is of course one of the GorJuss girls that I love so much - this one is called 'Bear Hug' - coloured with Pro Markers. The card is a 6" x 6" scalloped square (from Craftwork Cards), backing paper is from a 'Vintage Rose' Pink Petticoat Paper Stack that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy. I'm a sucker for free paper stacks and stamps :)
Then I stuck a strip of lacy ribbon (from Hobbycraft) diagonally across the card. This stuff is so delicate looking - I love it! The decorative corners were die cut, the doily centre was also die cut using a Marianne Creatables die (LR030) and the swirls were die cut using a Tim Holtz 'Elegant Flourishes die'. By now my desk was a sea of itty bitty bits of confetti! All the dies were cut from some yummy card with a silk like finish.
The leaves were punched using a MS punch and coloured with Marsh Green Pro Marker to match the little girls boots. I love Marsh Green for leaves, along with Olive I think it's possibly the most realistic and natural colour for grass and leaves. The flowers came from my stash (all from Wild Orchid Crafts - the white and blue ones were kindly sent to me by Dee). I had fun at this stage with the glue gun and can't recommend one enough if you're into using three dimensional flowers - only you have to be quick as it sets double-quick-pronto...and don't be tempted to check if the glue is soft enough by touching the nozzle. 'Nuff said about that
totally blonde moment little accident:(
The pearl pins are from my stash along with the other little self-adhesive pearls. The final addition was a baby blue seam binding bow with a little butterfly charm dangling from it, tied with pink bakers twine. I can't somehow get my head round using seam binding in a rumpled state though, so I did iron it first:) Now there's a surprise - me, ironing! A lot of friends know that I'm very happy doing ironing, truly I am. Bit sad really.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Pearls and Swirls
Have a happy day - I was out in a horrendous downpour yesterday, had visions of having to scramble onto the roof of my car to await rescue by some burly firemen.........I did drive round for a while looking for the deepest puddles I could find, but to no avail :)