Cath Edvalson put up this picture at the Moxie Fab world for the Tuesday Trigger this week ...
Isn't that pretty? I loved the mix of delicate colours - the gold, the texture on the sea shells, the light reflecting off the glass ...
I opted for cream instead of white. (It shows monochromatic effects in much better detail!) Although the title of the Challenge was "She Sells Sea Shells" I opted not to use the shells. I used the picture as a pure inspiration piece and was inspired by the texture on the shells, and their shape rather than the shells themselves. Don't those round periwinkle shells remind you of rolled flowers? :0)
This card has a lot going on, but not in the colour department! Heee!
The large background piece is dry embossed, with strips of torn vellum overlaid. I then heat embossed the square, the butterfly, the leaves and the sentiment. The flowers are handmade rolled flowers - the edges are lightly touched with gold pigment ink. The butterfly trail is pierced and stitched with gold filament. I antiqued my edges for some dimension and finished it all off with some pink home made seam binding :0)
I have discovered that the "Tuesday Throwdown" Challenge this week is Monochromatic ... so this is going in there too :0)
So there it is! Thanks for stopping by!
Materials - Cardstock, Leaf and Sentiment Stamps, Button and Twine - Papertrey Ink; Brocade and Butterfly Stamps - Hero Arts; Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Versamark Ink; Pearl and Gold embossing powders - Stampendous; Velluum - Studio K; Pearls - Kaiser; Gold Fillament - Anchor; Seam Binding - Hug Snug; Gold Cord - May Arts; Other - Thread