A lovely sunshiney morning here in our corner of the UK - so that probably means gardening (preferably without Tilly the Dog's help - see last Wednesday's post lol!) so that I can get it tidied up a bit before autumn truly arrives. It's definitely got a touch of the 'shabby chic' about it - well, if I'm honest, just 'shabby' really. And we've got new neighbours moving in next door so I don't want them to think our garden always looks like this lol! We've spoken to them once or twice when they've been here measuring up, etc., and they seem a very nice couple - but I've a suspicion that they're going to have a remarkably tidy and neat garden and drive, unlike ours which usually has a selection of footballs, skateboards, etc. I'm not fanatically houseproud (I'd like to meet a crafter who'd rather be cleaning than crafting!) but I do try to keep things vaguely under control which is sometimes an uphill challenge with teenagers constantly mooching about the place and a husband who seems averse to putting things in a bin.....! Hey ho. And I'm definitely feeling a bit cheerier this morning as my daughter arrived home last night after over 2 weeks away. Funny how they can sometimes seem a pain when they're constantly here - but I miss them so much when they're not!
Anyway, this card is one I had great fun making! A colleague had seen similar colours on another card I'd made quite a while ago and love the effect, but wanted a birthday card. So this is what I've come up with
I've used distress inks on watercolour card (I like the texture of the card on this) and then embossed with Cuttlebug 'divine swirls' folder. I've then added some of a new toy I've been playing with, gilding wax! Ooh I love the effect of just a little added to card and then polished up. A very subtle shimmer. I've used some of the extra coloured card to die cut some DooHickey doily flowers and used a gold 'stamen' die cut from Marianne and added gems coloured with promarkers. The leaf die cut is also from Marianne.
And of course, a touch more gilding wax on the edges! The sentiment ticket stamps and dies are from Whimsy, with some lilac ribbon from stash, and mounted onto mirri card.
So quite a simple layout - but great fun getting messy with the inks and gilding! Hope you like it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafts Too challenge you - texture + shine
SisterAct card challenge - anything goes
Scrappers Delight - make your own embellishments