I hope you enjoyed your weekend to the full? I had a busy one, as always, and even worked on the background I started not so long ago. I totally messed up! After fiddling with it and perfecting it for hours I reached for the Dylusions and not knowing that the nozzle was clogged I sprayed and it went all over in wrong places!!! I nearly yanked my hair out at this point! I tried to salvage the thing and turned it into one big bubblegum pink mess! In the end it ended up in a bin :( Mr Mojo went with it and I didn't get to post about it.
However, I had an idea over night, as you do, whilst sleeping :/ and decided to make a braided card. I have seen it once made by Brandy on youtube, made a note of it and forgot about it. I couldn't be bothered getting my printer out, that thing just upsets me when I do :), so I made my own template for the braided part. It's not that hard really...
The large flower (a peony in my mind) is made out of a few light pink scallop circle die cuts, dyed with Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs inks and sponged with them when dry. The small wild roses were made using the Cart-us rose die. If you roll it onto a skewer you will get a traditional rose. If you you do as I did you will get a wild rose looking flower or other type of flower depending on how you shape the petals. These die cuts were dyed using the Victorian Velvet & Pumice Stone inks for a lighter effect. To finish my wild rose I covered the centers with the silver Glitter Frosting Paste by GlitzCraft and added a flat back pearl. The leaves are actually a Prima Doily die cut, sanded, sponged and cut into pieces. Clever, huh! :)
As you can see I couldn't resist and stenciled my Liquitex light molding paste through the Dragonfly stencil by GlitzCraft. I also did a bit of emboss resist on my background with a Tim Holtz stamp (French Memories set), one of my favourite techniques, but this time I used the new Silver Pearl Wow! embossing powder! OMG, it's soooo gorgeous! It's just like your white embossing powder, but it has the most beautiful pearl finish. I sponged and distressed the whole background, front and back, splattered a bit of water, stamped using the script by Prima and abused the whole thing a bit :)
A bit of a dyed ribbon and a white tulle give the whole card a little extra feminine touch, I think. The white feather is from my white boa... that I wear around the house... every day... :)) OK, that's a lie... I wear old clothes as if they don't get covered in a baby food they get covered in paints. My postman must thing I'm the poorest woman out there... :)
I hope you like my wild rose and peony card with the fun braided edge. If you have any questions then ask away otherwise I look forward to reading your comments!
I would also like to say a big thank you to Ruth for speaking of me so kindly in her blog post. You have done an amazing job and continue to impress me with your amazing artistic skills. Thank you, Ruth!
Now, the challenges I'd like to enter...
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Roses
Craft Stamper Magazine - use any technique featured in 2014 issues (Using: The Embossing powder resist technique by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, August issue.)
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #3 Stencils & Pastes
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Summer
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely evening/day!