Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Bec is hosting this challenge and she would like to see your makes that include Pearls or Gems.
For my card I decided to start by drawing the outline of the Eiffel Tower before filling in the silhouette with a Quatrefoil pattern in pencil. I then used a 01 Black Uni Pin pen to ink the lines and erased the pencil marks. I traced through a portion of the 'Flourish' stencil from Tim Holtz to create the swirly flourish.
The background was coloured with 'Antique Linen' and 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink. I then stamped some script, leaves and postage mark stamps that I got from my local supermarket a few years ago. I used 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink for this. I then splashed droplets of water over the background and lifted the colour with some kitchen roll.
I painted the flourish and Eiffel Tower using my old set of Winsor and Newton Artist Watercolours. I coloured some leaves which were cut using my Silhouette with the watercolour paint and made some roses from paper clay, which I also used the paint to colour.
I finished my arrangement with some large and small gems, added a glitter border with a Tonic Glue pen and some clear Wink of Stella to finish.
I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous projects.