Hi there, phew its been a real scorcher here today and unfortunately I was stuck at work so i couldn't enjoy our mini heatwave. Its going to be a lot cooler tomorrow apparently though so hopefully I won't melt at work. Anyway today's card uses a Sweet Pea Stamp by ching chou kuik called Coral Immersion and a background inspired by this weeks challenge from Sweet Pea Stampers which is 'Swirls of Summer'
The image is coloured with promarkers and has lots of glamour dust highlights although they haven't shown up too well in the photo
I made the background using memento inks and a direct to paper technique, and sprayed the paper with lots of water to blend the inks ( I used New Sprout and Summer Sky). One it was dry i overstamped with a gorgeous swirly stamp from Chocolate Baroque (from the Decadent Brocade stamp sheet) with the same inks. I then used the same stamp with Bundled Sage distress ink. I used a viva pearl pen to add some tiny faux pearls in the corners and added some lace and aqua velvet ribbon from my stash. The flowers (sponged with more bundled sage) are from Crafty Emma's as are the pearls, the glamour dusted swirls are cricut corners cut in half and popped under the flowers.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog: Pearls and swirls
Creative Craft challenge: make your own backing paper
Dream Valley: ribbon
In a sweet pea dream: Lace
Sugar Creek Hollow: Tic Tac Toe ( my line is glitter flowers and pearls)
Totally Gorjuss: ribbons and lace
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you've had a good Monday :-)