This card actually developed over roughly three days of experimenting with different ideas of placement & additional components such as background & embellishing. Daily life & the incidentals of correspondence, commenting & tidying/rearranging etc...... carried on in the meantime. This is fairly typical of my creative process which means that I'm not particularly fast or prolific in production/execution.
|front of card|
|angled view showing sparkle & pearlescence|
of gems & matted layers
|close-up showing watercolouring & inked edges|
of image panel plus tone on tone background stamping
|inside of card showing textured red paper|
plus silver inked edges of message panel
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLSP0056 Butterfly Whimsy (retired).
Inks Black Soot Distress Ink (stamping & watercolouring plus edging image panel), ColorBox Chalk Warm Red (background tone on tone stamping & inking cardstock), Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver (inking message panel edges).
Cardstock Winsor & Newton Cotman 190gsm Cold Pressed/NOT Grain Fin Watercolour Paper; red, white, white, Moondust black & textured silver all from stash.
Paper Textured red from stash.
Dies Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ironwork Motifs & Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles.
The gems are from stash.