This started off inspired by Helen's post over at PaperArtsy. Once I had completed the center piece I wanted it to be something so I've used the sketch from YNS to make a card. Have I mentioned that I love this?? Want to see???...........
Helen used Stampbord and scratched her details. I didn't have any of that so I hoped a white gelly roll pen would be up to the job. I stamped the girl from PaperArtsy LPC022 and then made a border using one of the small stamps from LPC030. Then I coloured with DI Dried Marigold, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry. I added white highlights with the gelly roll pen. Then I mounted it on a piece of black card.
I wanted to make a frame so I have used part of the pen stamp from LPC030 to stamp the edges and the shell stamp from LPC001 for the corners. I coloured as with the above image. You may notice that the frame isn't exactly square! I noticed that too!! And despite that, because I love it and all our children have small imperfections which make them unique, but no less loved, I decided it didn't matter!! How liberating. Then I did this
My black card has a white core, a feature I usually try to hide with a black marker, but tonight we shall embrace our imperfections and distress, distress, distress. The raggy edges also help disguise the slight squiff. Just trying to decide if I need a sign of life doodle border. Decisions decisions.........
Joining the fun at
YNS Challenge #15 - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Scratched Up
A Blog Named Hero Challenge #50 - Ombre I thought I had the idea from the DT's lovely examples but decided to check the definition. Just to be sure. OK, so it's 'a trick-taking card game for three people using a pack of forty cards, popular in Europe in the 17th–18th centuries' uhhhhhhh... I'm not sure that's what was meant, although it sounds like fun! So I'm going with fading colour and hope that the fact that it's fading every which way to sunrise and back again is OK. I'm sure someone will let me know if it's not, but if you have seen my hair I can assure you that fade doesn't always happen as a single colour. You wouldn't believe the number of people who ask if I've had hi/lo-lights!! The effects of a healthy outdoor life whilst wearing a cap! Hugs
Thanks so much for your visit. I appreciate the time you take to visit. Especially when it's a load of old waffle like it is tonight. Ah, Midnight, the sound of cats snoring, frost on the face of the moon and everything is jolly and bright. Bwahahahahahaha. More hugs cos you deserve them :-)