Hello crafters, I'm here again and this time with a card to share, yay! Much better light today than yesterday so I finally managed to take some decent pics, they could be better, but then I'm never satisfied with my pictures lol.
Anyhoo...enough babbling and onto the card.
Ok I'm going to fess up here, this card had a mind of it's own. I started out thinking I was going to something slightly Gothic/Romantic but by the time I was in full creative flow it ended up being quite (I think) Art Nouveau-esque, which I actually love.
I have a mix of papers here, the main background is from DCWV, it's from the Black Currant stack and I've mixed it with Maja Design, Crea Diem Filled with Love, using both sides, Pink and Grey is one of my most favourite colour combos. I distressed all the papers and inked them with Black Soot DI and a little Stickles in Black Diamond, (which sadly doesn't show in this photos), and hand stitched them with Top Stitch thread.
I used some Grey Satin Ribbon and some Black Lace on the base of the card and a little Cheesecloth behind the frame.
Dies used were Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Stately Circles, Magnolia Doo Hickey Leaf and Swirl (just the Swirl), and Memory Box Dancing Butterflies.
The image is Druscilla from Tiddly Inks, this one is a Digi, but she's also available as a clear stamp set which comes with sentiments. I coloured her with Copics, details are here from my previous post. I added a little glamour dust to her wings and around her to give her a magical feel and added some accents from a Sakura glitter pen and some crystal gems.
I also added gems to the swirls and around the frame, I must admit this card is rather more 'blingy' than my usual lol. I added some crystal bead string behind the flowers, love the effect of this dangling down.
I used Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms and Rolled Roses in various shades of pink and a sprinkling of butterflies to finish off.
The sentiment was typed and printed off.
I decorated the inside to complement the front, a little more elaborately than usual but I was in full flow lol.
Anyway that's my card finally shared with you, I enjoyed making this one sooo much I hope you will enjoy it too.
I recently opened an Etsy shop after much prodding from the other half...I think he's just scared the house will be overtaken by cards lol!
So I'll be popping this card in there later along with some others, you can find the shop here. *This card has now been sold*
I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks #117 Saying Thanks
Paper Playtime #18 3 Different Papers
Cute Card Thursday #285 Pretty in Pink
Pile It On #35 All that Flickers
Inky Chicks #12 Stitching
Copic Marker Europe #20 Favourite Colour/s
7 Kids #81 ATG with Twist of Marker
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #63 Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge U - Unlimited
Enjoy your weekend, whatever your decide to do with it, and I'll see you soon :) xx