Well, I've a real issue with mojo the past two days and so pleased I managed to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one! I had so many gorgeous bits and pieces in front of me, but just could not get going with it. Maybe the ultra miserable and wet weather we've had today didn't help...
Anyway, I will be entering this into:
Cr84fn Colour Challenge Pink, Green, Neutrel
The Ribbon Reel Sketch
The Shabby Tearoom 'Embossing'
Papertake Weekly 'Anything Goes'
So once I finally got going, I started by using my current favourite technique of distressing my paper edges with sandpaper and inking them. Love the dimension it brings to layers of paper. The thick pink polka ribbon is from Costco(!) and I've been itching to try it on a card and it seemed to fit perfectly with this one.
For the main feature, I die cut two hearts to layer onto the doily which I embossed, sanded and inked. I enjoyed using my new chunky chipboard hearts, they are fab :) The crackle paint came out once again, and I finished the hearts off with a Melissa Frances embellie. The butterfly is die cut out of Pink Paislee paper also. The rose is layered up onto an applique flower with some tulle (net) and a twine bow, and I just finished it with two tactile velvet leaves, which someone very kindly donated to me!
Pink Paislee 'Butterfly Garden' paper
Making Memories 'Wild Asparagus' paper (green)
May Arts pleated ribbon and twine
Peach Rose, Seam Binding, doiley Wild Orchid Crafts
Cuttlebug 'Victoria' embossing folder
Chipboard Heart & applique flower from The Craftz Boutique
Tim Holtz 'Shabby Shutters' Crackle paint
Melissa Frances resin lock
Digi sentiment, Etsy
Velvet leaves, tulle, lace button, pearls from stash