Good morning! I cant believe its been a week since I last posted a card - I have been so busy with other stuff I have barely had a minute to myself! :)
Anyway, onto todays card which is for our challenge this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs where the theme is Gold &/or Silver. The winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend online in the store, so well worth playing along if you have time!
Now I dont use silver or gold on my creations very often, purely because it can be a little tricky to photograph, but this weeks challenge really inspired me to create something that looked like the things as a child I would sit and admire in my mums jewellery boxes! :) She loved and collected old victorian style earrings and brooches with pearls, filigree, cameos, bugs and butterflies. If I was very lucky she let me organise the box and then clean them!! lol :D
I used a 6 x 6 inch card base and stamped the main image in gold ink. I cut the frame from the gorgeous Polynesian Sails die and matted it with black card using the matching Angel Wing, this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite dies as it is so elegant and versatile!
I then added the Victorian Romance Flourish, Small Exotic Butterfly and assembled the main flower cutting the large and small Sweet Williams in 240gsm gold mirri card. I added pearls and a pearl brad for a bit of bling, Anna Griffin gold heart charm and the gorgeous pin was again from my blogging buddy Karen :) The papers are La Blanche and Prima and the ribbon was from some awesome candy I recently won from Catherine (thanks hun!)
All dies used on this card are:
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Sea of Love
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Layers
Creative Card Crew - Swirls & Pearls
Oldie But Goodie - Flowers
PaperPlay Challenges - Happy Birthday
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and dont forget there is always gorgeous daily inspiration from the rest of the Cheery Lynn DT on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog :)