Well time is really flying and if blogger is working properly this should be published on the 15th of July for the launch of a new Sweetlilac flowers challenge.
At this time I should be sunning myself.......
Back to the card....I started with a piece of white card. Using watering can archival ink i stamped the nest and the swallow from a Tim Holtz set. (They are a smaller size)Then i used old paper and tumbled glass distress inks and tinted the card using stencil brushes. Around edges I added some antique linen and then some iced spruce with a blending tool.
I then used antique linen, vintage photo, evergreen bough distress markers to colour images. Using same colours of distress inks I used Tim Holtz mini stamps around the background. Then I stamped sentiment from Tim Holtz in black archival and clear embossed.
For the embellishments I chose Sweetlilac blooms that had the same tones as my main image. I arranged them on a piece of burlap to add texture and added a pearl on main flower and some leaves underneath.
The 2 small tags are fussy cut from some heartfelt creations papers. I thought they really went well with the colour tones of card, but see what you think.
The feathers, again a Tim Holtz stamp, are stamped in first and second generation ink and fussy cut. Then i tucked them underneath the flower cluster.
The whole card was then mounted on kraft card and I added 2 brown pearls at the top left hand side of topper.
So I hope you like my offering. Please join us over at sweetlilac challenge. Don't forget the winner will get a lovely hamper of Sweetlilac flowers, Theresa xx