Well Dawn, I had so much fun with this card! I have used (experimented) with a few new craft items too. The Main bloom I have cut from Tim's plain Grungeboard (wow this stuff is sooooo fun and it stinks... but in the nicest leathery way!) I have used distress inks to colour grungeboard and for the center I have used micro beadz with glossy accents, think it would have been nice with a touch of glitter! It feels so tactile, like smooth velvet you just can't see it in the picture!
The paper is so obviously my new love... October Afternoon, which has been cut and inked and raised and embellished with a touch of lace! The sketch has been finished off with a rub on sentiment and Bling!
I have been itching to use this paper for a while.. I love it's rich warm summer colours! I stamped the sentiment in brilliance ink and cut and raised. The swirl is cut from glitter card which I have tried to recolour using alcohol inks, although I have all but three colours... I think it tones well and it still sparkles not that you can see it in the picture!
My faux stitching on the edge I have banjaxed and am not happy with. The flower layer is so fun I have used plastic shapes from American crafts and finished it off with a gorgeous MM velvet Brad, so pretty...
See how nice pictures turn out when the sun show it's rays, yummy...Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x