Get yourself ready for balmy summer days and sultry, hot evenings or a lovely spring sunset .... my card today really evokes one of those hot summer sunrises or sunsets for me. It really makes me long for a holiday! The image is just something that happened as I was playing around with my brayer and I'm pleased with the way it turned out.
This is my DT card for the One Stop Craft Challenge where the theme today is 'Metallic' as chosen by our talented Itzuvit. The metallic bits on my card are the eyelets, silver chain, fab butterfly charm and the black dragonfly brad.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Charmed Somethings
Simon Says Challenge - Things with wings (the dragonfly and the butterfly)
Paperplay Challenges - No patterned papers
Twisted Thursday - Spring has sprung with a flower twist (spring flowers on the stamped silhouette)
Step 1 - Making the image.
The background is brayered with the Big and Juicy pad 'Soothing Sunset', using just the yellow and orange portions of the ink, onto glossy card. I then stamped the grass/wildflower image (Kodomo Inc 'Autumn Flower' stamp set) 3 times at different heights using stayzon. I ripped a piece of paper and masked off the top of the image so that I could ink the bottom with black stayzon. Then I highlighted parts of the stamped grass/flowers using an inkessentials white pen. The final thing added to the image was a black dragonfly brad.
Step 2 - Making the backgound
I embossed a piece of orange card with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and added black eyelets to the corners. The edges of the orange card were inked with the black stayzon. The chain with the butterfly charm attached (a fantastic charm I received as a RAK from my Secret Santa - thanks whoever you are because it is gorgeous) was threaded through one of the eyelets and secured on the back.
Step 3 - Assembling the card
The orange card is mounted onto yellow card, and that is all mounted onto a black card blank.
The image was then attached with 3d foam pads.
Please take a look at the fantastic ways the metallic theme has been interpreted by the rest of the talented DT - loads of inspiration for you to be found at the challenge blog.
Thanks for looking,