Wow, I got through to Round 2 on the Sugar Nellie Blog Simply Sassy Challenge, woo hoooooooo. Round 2 is "Do your thing". Ummmmmm, a hard one for me as I love soooo many different types of techniques, distressing by tearing the edges of the paper, inking the edges, sewing, absolutely love my embellishments and have so many favourite colour combo's I didn't know where to start to show you me, lol.
Anyway, after deliberation I just started off as I usually do with my papers and "this is my thing", well tdoay anyway:-
I thought I would go for distressed and chose my papers and coloured my fab image from Sugar Nellie. Now to give her the distressed look I coloured with copics RV23, RV21, RV000, as you'll know these are quite bright but with the added "W's to give her the distressed look, she's toned down.
I didn't think the papers lended themselves to being torn for this card or stitched as I thought it would be lost in the patterned papers, so I just edged with Tim Holtz distress inks, victorian velvet and black soot.
I know you have seen my handmade flowers before but I really love how they come out with the pinks/greys. They are made up of several punches of 3 sizes of retro punch on double sided paper and then pieced together with a brad. The edges were inked with Black Soot and then I sprayed water on them and scrunched them up. I then dried them with the heat gun and unravelled the petals. A little pearl glimmer mist added and a pearl centre and hey presto! Aren't they just fab.
Image from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie
Papers are both digital from Bearly Mine Designs and a prize from Toucan Scraps
Medium is copics and prisma pencils
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (dots)
3 Retro punches to create the flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot/Victorian Velvet
Marianne Design Swirl Dies
Doily from Bizzy Becs Store
Braided Trim, pearls from stash
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die
Magnolia Text Die
A Special Day round sentiment is LOTV
I have entered this card into the following challenges:-
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Beary Scrap - Pearls & Jems
Well, I hope I have done enough to make it to round 3. Have a good weekend everyone.