At A Vintage Journey we commence a new challenge today chosen by Jennie - the theme is 'With a Flourish'. As Jennie says have you ever noticed that much of Tim Holtz's packaging includes that fabulous flourish? So the challenge is to see what we can do with flourishes! Do check out the rest of the design teams creative flourishes over at A Vintage Journey.
I started two cards as I wasn't sure which was going to work! I took a piece of Tim's paper and some grungepaper and stamped my background with the wonderful images from the Papillon set. The paper version is still on my desk, but I loved the feel and texture of the grungepaper - so went with that one.
I also added some machine stitching and stamps from Stampin Up (from Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art). My butterflies were back to Papillon and I used various techniques on grungepaper - embossing powder, archival ink and distress paint.
My flourishes are a Tim die, kindly cut for me by Chris Warner - as I dont have the die yet!
I matted my card on some grey and then black card, before adding to the actual card base.
My card is for a lovely colleague - her birthday is Saturday but she will get it today at work along with her little gift from as all - as long as she remembers the cakes!
I would like to enter into 'A Special Birthday' at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Thanks for looking