I bought this LOTV stamp a while ago pre-loved from a group on FB and never seemed to get the opportunity to use it, so I was keen to use it for my friends card. I just love this image and bought the sentiment recently to match it. I don't seem to stamp very often as I find digi stamps so much easier, but its definately a good way to use up the pieces of card that doesn't fit in the printer. It didn't stamp perfectly so I used the fine end of my distress marker to fill in the missed bits which worked really well.
I was at a bit of a loss how to start this card so after a google search I found a wonderful artist who had used the same image, Barbara @ hunny bunny cards, usually when I take inspiration from a card and mine looks nothing like the original but this one is quite similar so I hope its ok.
I very rarely use my embossing folders so when I saw how Barbara had used them to add a wedding feel I thought I'd give it go, I used swiss dots and a freebie I got with a magazine a few months ago. For the pink layers I used the brush end of my spun sugar distress marker (I hadn't used it before either).
To colour the image I used promarkers and added some liquid pearls to the bouquet, the punched flowers/leaves were also coloured with promarkers and attached with glossy accentsand a pearl in the centre, it takes such a small amount of glossy accents that I was able to add some dimension by gently lifting back the petals . The large flower was attached to the card with a pearl brad and the butterfly was covered in stickles after it was attached to the card.
I didn't have a circle the right size for the sentiment so I cut one out on my fabulous new silhouette and also the scalloped border (more stickles added), I have to say though as much as I love it I would still use my punches and cuttlebug first if I had the right size.
The last thing I did was add a border of stickles around the edge (I do love stickles)
Then disaster struck, at the last minute (it was late and I needed to take it into work tomorrow) I had put some liquid pearls on the image and changed my mind so rubbed them of which left a lovely sheen, soooooo I thought I'd add a thin layer to her dress but it was terrible, thankfully I had a second stamped image which I coloured again and slide in below the flowers phew.
I just hope my friend likes it. If she does all she needs to do is fill in the date.
Id like to enter this card into the following challenges
SO Miss Maggie has been up to no good, I came home yesterday to her being told off by my boyfriend. He had gotten a phone call from doggy day care to say that she had been ripping the coats of the other dogs, completely destroying 2 of them (coats not dogs thankfully) at a cost of £55!!! She was sitting looking at my boyfriend as if she was paying attention to this one sided conversation when she decided to lie down, well my bf said 'I told you to sit when I'm talking to you" and she jumped back up into the sitting position looking intently at him until he'd finished talking. I got told off to for laughing too hard. She was put on timeout at daycare for 40 minutes and then took the hump with the girl who looks after her, honestly its like having a child I'm sure.
She's still eating things she shouldn't and pooped yet another sock (thats 4 in total) and one of those innocent smoothie knitted hats!! We're very lucky she hasn't made herself ill.
Yet for all her devilment shes such a joy, she's so tall now she tries to rest her head on the dining room table and licks her lips when we're having dinner. She also tries to sit on me and its not working anymore because she keeps falling off my knee, but if the heater is on she doesn't care she's sharing that heat if I like it or not.
We took her to the Belfast Hound Around, an event organised for charity that allows off lead play in Stomont park, she had a great time, especially as most of the dogs were bigger breeds like greyhounds and huskies although it was a tiny little Beagle that gave them all a run for their money!!! Fantastic idea and a fantastic day were we met lots of great people (and so glad we didn't get a boy dog, they lifted their legs everywhere).
|Our puppy isn't so much of a puppy anymore|
|I'm not sure if shes protecting her bone or using it as a pillow, either way shes out for the count.|
Thanks for dropping by xox