It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week (Challenge #78) is "Make It Sentimental." That means no image, just a sentiment. This challenge will run from 8:00 AM May 4 to 6:00 PM May 10, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs. So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you? We'd love to see you!
My card today uses the PGD digi Vintage Occasion Sentiments (Black). This is a set of 10 framed sentiments for various occasions plus a blank one for a custom sentiment, which in this case I put the word "Mother." I printed it out on floral digi paper which I faded so as to not distract.
This card has a lot going on. I used a brick wall embossing folder to emboss the pink layer, the paper of which is also from Pink Gem Designs from the digi paper "Springtime" collection, a lovely set of 24 pastel prints, patterns and solids. I used the solid, slightly distressed pink. I brushed the paper with white acrylic paint then applied a light gray Copic marker in the spaces between the "bricks" for a bit more definition. Not that you can see it much with all the other doodads on the surface...
...which include a shimmery painted birdcage, some lace, some leafy flourishes and some shimmery painted roses. The whole idea here is to make this look like climbing roses on a brick wall.
A close up of the roses and some of the brick wall...
...and the bird cage, the sentiment, and the individual words (computer generated). The background of the sentiment is a big cream colored rose faded out to a mere whisper of color.
The bird is covered with pale blue glitter - talk about sparkly!
Last but not least is the seam binding bow in the center of which I've put a little wooden heart decoupaged with some lovely gift tissue paper, then topped with a coat of resin.
And that, lovely readers, is today's card. I'm not telling which of my two mothers (biological and in-law) this card is for but I'm going to have to tell MY mother to not read my blog until after Mother's Day. Tee hee!
Thank you so much for joining me, and please stop by A Gem of a Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you, then do play along. We'd love to see you!
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