Finally a skerrick (and I do not exaggerate) of natural light to capture my card for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. YAY! The inspiration photo for September is a bolder, lighter, infinitely more linear image than has translated into my card. I did try to lift the wattage of my card while crafting it, but my more dusky, vintage predilections hopped into the drivers seat once more. So, I hope you don't mind that I have shabbed or rather grubbied up the colors a bit, but I dare say I know no other way. I was captivated by the golden aspects of the inspiration photo. Hence, the introduction of the golden lace flounced edge and the gold acrylic painted edges along the card. I followed the more linear, stripey cues present in the photo with my pattern paper from Sassafrass Lass and the PTI Fine Linen cardstock impressed with the Canvas and Linen Impression Plate from PTI. Love. The actual shine of the flooring and what I suspect is the corner edge of a white lounge or Ottoman in the photograph spoke to me and an attempt to recreate this was made by simply heat embossing in clear, the white gray spotted paper bloom made with PTI's Bloom Builder # 1 with the center pearl brad. I then distress inked the bloom and saturated it in Pearl Glimmer Mist to really attempt to highlight and encapsulate the shine. The layered bloom was first stamped with the petal-like images from PTI's Sending You stamp set. And lastly, the fairytale "Happily Ever After" sentiment is from the 2010 anniversary set from PTI that I really love so. The particular font used in this set, although a bit quirky with its seemily unorthodox tails, is one that I have come to adore. Nice.
Well that's me done for this month. Thanks for stopping by and happy Hopping!