My card truly is a labour of love, which stems from a couple of sources. First, it's my entry into the TAWS BE Inspired #28 challenge, with a photo inspiration showcasing a bedroom - soft colours, dreamy decor -I'd love to own, and a chance to play with my much-loved TAWS stamps. Second, my 'approach' was inspired by the embossing technique shared by talented, creative and wonderful Shannon on her card here. In a word: gorgeous!
Now, embossing powder and I don't have a particularly strong relationship, but after seeing Shannon's stellar results and thinking (hard!!) about the subtle palette in the photo, embossing seemed the way to go. *Seemed* is the operative term, because holy smokes, did this take a long time to create! "Back to the drawing board" and "scrunch and trash" happened about 10 times; a lesson on embossing is definitely on the agenda! Given an 'extension' (I know, I know - we had two weeks to ponder and create...no excuses!), I'd do some refining and polishing to enhance my 'vision.' Still, I knew the 'look' I was seeking, made some inroads in re-connecting with embossing and all the possibilities it offers, and wound up with a card that is, like Shannon's, an 'experiment.' I'm in awe of Shannon's white embossed, copic coloured flowers, but with neither the 'right' shades in my copic collection nor white embossing powder, a Plan B was needed. Solution: silver embossing (it was that or green...and why I have green embossing powder is anyone's guess! What was I thinking??) on patterned paper...
TAWS BE Inspired photo here:
Hmmm...not sure if embossing the flower pot was a wise decision, but
it's all part of the 'challenge' process of trying new things.
Thank you, Shannon, for 'technique' inspiration, and for the oh-so-pretty card!
Thank you to TAWS, for the gorgeous photo inspiration and especially, for the wonderful, much loved stamps! Hope I did justice to to the images from Pedal Pushers and Wish Big!
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Hope you have a day filled with 'silver linings'...