Good afternoon folks, its a very exciting day for me today! I'm such a happy bunny to be joining the lovely talented team at Love to Create as Guest Designer! The theme for the challenge is 'flowers and stitching' and there are two fabulous sponsors A Day for Daisies and Yours and Mine Papercrafts. I was lucky enough to be able to work with one of the gorgeous images from A Day for Daisies and I chose 'Girl with wind in her hair', isn't she a beauty?
I had a lot of fun colouring the image with my Graph'It markers, I also used my markers to create the background. I don't often use markers for backgrounds but I really like the effect. Once I'd coloured her I had a bit of a panic as I wasn't sure which papers to use but I found these from Lili of the Valley which match perfectly. I've used tea dye distress ink to distress all the edges and kraft card for matting and layering.
I've added some flowers made using more of the papers, die cut with Heartfelt Creations dies, popping some little pearls in the centres. Now on to my stitching, I had some gorgeous tulle trim ages ago but it was really expensive so I decided to have a go and make my own. I got some pretty cream tulle, cut a strip and cut it into a fringe, snipping quite randomly. I stitched along the top and then gathered it up before attaching it to my card. The top was an awful mess but I covered it up with some seam binding ribbon topped with a pretty button and some twine.
To finish off I've added a little butterfly charm that I brushed with gesso and sprinkled with a little glamour dust.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance: a touch of craft
A Day for Daisies: painterly effects
Stamping Sensations: things with wings
That's Crafty: girl power
The Ribbon Girl: add ribbon
Through the purple haze: anything goes
Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon