Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Sketch Challenge 5
Well folks I've had a bit of a job getting this cards sorted....nothing would come to me...all I knew was that I wanted to use Victorian Frippery but how, that was the question? I started yesterday full of enthusiasm and then unexpected visitors descended on me and knocked me right off my perch!!
This, despite losing my mojo, is what evolved. I started with a pearlescent very pale blue base card....then another layer of the same. I stamped the long border in this set both 'upside down' as it were and embossed it with silver...this bit took my breath away - it is so delicate - in the space left between the layers I handcut slits to slide the velvet ribbon through...I also added little pearls. Then I felt it was just a little bit bare so you know what happens? Yes, took another little image from the set and did another bit....I notice that it is a little more solid that the border one which is probably the way it is meant to be but no matter. Then I didn't want to cover up all this loveliness of Claires so kept the 'square' bit to a minimum...this is a shiny blue cardstock panel and on top of it is a glass panel on which I stamped the two little motifs and the sentiment - had to choose one to fit of course.....made several bows but they all look too heavy....wrapped some pearl ribbon around the top and added a small bow and yet another pearl...think there are a bit too many on this. However it is completed, thank goodness....and now I have to think of blues and greens.... Just popping in again to apologise for the quality of the photo....the long border is stunning in real life and this photo doesn't do it justice. Sorry folks.