Sunday, 7 June 2009
Chocoholic's Friday Challenge this week on the forum was 'Oriental' and over on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge was 'Bling' so I combined the two and arrived at this card.
One of the girl's cards reminded me that black and red were ideal for Oriental cards so this was a relief at not having to colour an image.
The image was from a swap years ago and love it's elegance, so is nice left in black the red card is a lovely shimmery one called Stardream from Joanna Sheen and the red cord is a very blingy red so hope those 2 count as the bling for the 2nd challenge.
The paper was with the prize I won on the forum a couple of months ago.
There is a story behind the use of the flowers too....on cutting around the stamped image my blade dragged the card and ripped it...but I am not one to be beaten, nor do I bin anything...so I thought what can I use to cover up the little rips and came up with the idea of using my craft knife to open up a slit at her hand and poking in the stems of the flowers....hooray! I think it worked.