Good evening all. Thank you for your fantastic comments which are so lovely to read and make me feel like I'm getting somewhere (not sure where as sometimes it seems to be in circles!) For those of you who read yesterday's post you will know I got in a bit of a pickle and missed the last MMM challenge deadline. Well today you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw this week's theme - Make My Monday 'Birthday Card with Pearls'. Guess what I'd made!! Well I'll show you...
Bit of a story to this one (apart from the fact I took too long on it). I follow the blog of a particularly talented lady called Julia who recently created a stunning tag (go see here). It included instructions about how to create gorgeous metal flowers and methinks "gotta have a go at that".
My recipe/version - metal insulating tape on card; cut using SB Rose Creations and a Sissix embossing folder; coloured using White Mixative and Shell Pink alcohol inks; curled and embossed further with CS pink UTEE on the tips and Ranger Snowflake Tinsel in the centre; and white pearl beads from a charity shop purchase completed the look.
So the next bit of luck is that the background for this card enables me to enter a second challenge - the Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Some Texture' challenge. It includes: pink pearlescent card embossed with a Creative Expressions flower folder; white card embossed and faux letterpressed with a Creative Expressions brick folder; corrugated card (formally a milk container) painted in white gesso, white acrylic paint and inked in sage; white lace stems (formally part of a net curtain); and finally a sprinkling of pearlescent sequins. The sentiment was stamped on two layers of Whitewash Coredinations cardstock.
So there we have it - turned out alright in the end (breathes a sigh of relief). I'm now sat here with the Jubilee Concert on the box and a large glass of Baileys, seeing a myriad of stars entertain us all in honour of Her Majesty The Queen. Doesn't it make you feel good to be British - we do it so well, even in the rain! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Hopefully see you all again soon (with some very patriotic offerings).
Hugs, Buttons x