Monday, November 14, 2011
A Thing Of Lacy Beauty...
Since I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off of late, I am so pleased to have a hot minute to pop in to post a card I made for the current CR84FN Color Challenge, seeing that I have not posted for any challenge in what seems like donkey's years, I am excited to have returned from my papercrafting crafting hiatus with this little number. Staying true to my penchant for roses, tags and lace, I revelled in the opportunity to make this card containing all three yummy faves, albeit in a somewhat unorthodox form. This fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge colors are Black, Pale Pink, and Neutral. Such an elegant trio of colors don't you think?
Only two stamps were used (or harmed perhaps) in the making of this card. I returned to my familiar and cherished Itty Bitty Unity stamp called A Thing Of Beauty for the wonderful Keats sentiment and used a new and oh so fantabulous stamp for the background. The scrumptious lacy background stamp is an Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card stunner called Lace Rose. Can I just tell you how much I adore this background stamp. Love, love, love, love, love. It is such a rich looking stamp that can be dressed up or dressed down and still look the goods. I just stamped a piece of Paprertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock with Memento's Tuxedo Black on this ocassion. I was thrilled to bits with this rather aged boudoir effect. Did you know that the literal translation of the french term boudoir means "sulking place"? How odd. I then spritzed the bajesus out of random sections of the lacy background with the palest pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Cotton Candy. It looks rather fab in person, but alas, it hasn't translated as such in the photo. Sigh.
Ooh, and apologies again and in advance for presenting to you yet another Spellbinders Rose Creations die cut rose but more so for the fact that I can't see this set of dies being sent out to pasture by me for some time yet. It is such a good'un. Guess who's smitten...again?
Well that's pretty much all the notable mentions for this card done. Thank you ever so much for joining me on the blog. I adore your visits so. Here's to a blissful, craft-filled day for us all!