Mamie Rae

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Purple Christmas

Today’s card is for another new challenge this time from Charmed Cards & Crafts and an even easier challenge in that all it requires is a stamped card, so good for me to continue learning my new skills in this area.   And my what a giveaway they're giving away lol - has to be, without doubt, one of the largest that's been provided, of late, on any blog.  Check it out in the sidebar.

My card uses a Tilda image just for a change and is based on a sketch from My Sweet Stop Challenge site which helped me a lot in organising the card, as I'm often lost for how best to present an image.  Sketches also let me digress from my usual "flat" background - some habits truly do die hard!!!
As ever, I've used WOC flowers - lilac, deep lilac & pink roses along with some Christmas roses along with the usual pearl sprigs from my stash.  I used a lovely gold edged deep purple ribbon from my local craft shop in behind the image which sets it off beautifully.  Also placed some tiny purple gems around the scallop frame behind the image which are actually darker in reality than they're looking in the image.  
All finished off with a circular sentiment, a clear glitter peel-off corner and clear glitter sentiment.  And once again, I've finished off the inside to complement the outside.