First off I apologize for the coloring on my photos. Apparently taupe did not feel like being photographed today. The photo above is actually the most like the real thing. So onto today`s entry.
I found a new set of challenges and this is my attempt. Basic Grey Challenges are great...lots of creativity and a prize...who could ask for more. This weeks recipe was 2 patterned paper, 3 brads and a button. You must use at least one BG item. I choose to use one of the new stamps I purchased at the closing out sale I went to Friday.The stamp set includes this beautiful bird and a bunch of flourishes. It also includes the flower stamp found on under the brads. I used versamark and gold detail embossing powder on the image. I don`t show much of the shine but it really sparkles. I used my new curved rectangle nestibility and whisper white paper. I distressed the edges with Fire Brick Red and Antique Linen distress inks. I used one of the brads as the eye of the bird. The sentiment is from G studio and I embossed it in garnet embossing powder.
For the button I used a clear acrylic one I purchased from www.MyAcrylicAlbum.com. I used stickles on each petal and embroider thread to attach it. I placed it at the end of the ribbon. This photo also shows the flower which I embossed in gold detail and put a brad in the center. I used the red paper from BG.
I used the same SEI paper on the inside of the card as the outside. I used the curved rectangle to remove the center section where the sentiment will go. Again I distressed the edges using Distress Inks.
I promised a Birthday gift for you so check back this afternoon for all the details. Its a good one.
PS Sorry for the photos, they really are rotten.