Time for another challenge & once again it is the one at CD Sunday Challenge, where the theme is "Happily Ever After", which covers weddings & anniversaries. My card is an anniversary card which will be sent out in a month or two. The challenge gave me the ideal time to make something a little different.
My image & background paper have been taken from the Joanna Sheen CD "Dancing with Shadows".
I have used one of those lovely Elegant Frame easel cards from Creative World of Crafts - the one with the tulip top. The topper for this card was actually a different colour (see photo below), & I wasn't happy with it so I decided to re-colour this one with Distress Ink & used Seedless Preserves I also added just a little of Picked Raspberry to get the shade I wanted. I decided to layer it onto black because of the silhouette image & then onto the patterned paper from the CD. It still needed a lift so I went around the edges of each layer including the card, with a Versamark pad then embossed them with silver EP. The floralbackground paper I also used a corner rounder on the 2 bottom corners to copliment the shape of the card. On my desk, left over from another card making session were these lovely tulips in just the right colour, so I added those as well, on sticky pads. The sentiment & the greeting were stamped with Versamark & embossed with silver EP
This next photo shows the original colour - a sort of buttermilk with a yellow tone. I noticed that the Antique Linen Distress Ink went well with it so printed some background paper also from the same CD & re-coloured that. But I was foiled (for now at least) as to where to go after that. I will return to it sometime soon.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit & please call again. Why not pop over to the challenge site & see the lovely creations that will be there - just click on the name at the beginning of the post.