It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #58 - How Does Your Garden Grow, which requires flowers, trees or veggies in your card. One winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images!
If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you!
My card today uses the Angel Wing Set 3 digi stamp. I decided to do something different for this little notecard, hence the flying rose. Why would a rose fly? Well...I don't know, honestly, but I love it when wings are attached to objects. Usually one sees hearts with wings, but I wanted to be different this time. And since there's no sentiment, it can be used for any sort of girl card.
I printed the wings out on some lovely digi paper for a vintage feel and curled them a little bit to give them a bit more dimension.
The ribbon is hand dyed seam binding and the little embellishment in the middle is a bead cap with a pearl in the middle. I've also used pearl string (or string pearls?) both behind the bow and around the inner edge of the oval base layer.
The tag was cut from more digi paper, and the little corner flourishes were die cut from crafter's foil, then pounded with a small hammer to flatten and distress them a bit. "Pounded" is a bit strong, gently tapped is more like it. They are paper, after all. I embossed the top of the tag with gold ep.
The lace with ribbon running through it is an interesting piece. I bought yards and yards of it at an antique store a couple of weeks ago from a lady who was selling her deceased mother's extensive supply of fabrics and trims, and I snagged several bags of wonderful old, hand crocheted laces, of which this was one. There were probably 10 yds. of it in the bag, some of which I shared with my daughter. It's gorgeous, and to think someone made it with their own hands. I once tried crocheting with a metal hook. Um...NOT. It's big hooks for me. I just don't have that kind of patience. Or eyesight (anymore).
And that, dear readers, is my card for this week. I hope you're inspired to check out the Digi Darla store, and while you're there, please check out the challenge as well to see what the rest of the lovely DT has created for you, and then play along!
Oozak #13 - Anything Goes w/Pearls, Lace, Ribbon
Simon Says...April Showers and/or Spring Flowers
Divas by Design - Flowers
Crafts & Me #128 - Lace and Pearls
Charisma Cardz Challenge #14 - Tags
Allsorts #202 - Letter of name ("S" for Shea and seam binding)
RCS#32 - Hollywood Noir (vintage theme)
Pile It On #15 - Embossing
Eclectic Ellapu - Put a Tag On It