"The greatest of these is love." Boy, couldn't we use a bit more love? Sometimes it's just so discouraging--all the indifference & lack of caring. I have to remember I can make a difference in my little part of the world & not get sucked into the negative. So much for the philosophizing--I did make a card for the ODBD challenge with Tulip Corner & Sweet William, Small & it's even done early--surprise, surprise! The requirement is to use sponging which I did on all the edges with Distress Ink pumice stone. The stamping is done with frayed burlap & spun sugar is added to the 2 flowers using a Brushstix. The flowers are really pretty much the same intensity of color, even though it doesn't look that way in the picture. I ended up on the Shabby Chic side of the spectrum (not full-blown, I know, Sue!) with textures from an embossed card front (Darice), distressed edges on 2 popped up panels, velvet ribbon, lace butterfly (MS), Raindots, pearl stick pin & little pearls. I bought this printed paper that was in a close-out bin ages ago with the specific purpose of stamping on it & I think it was a good choice. I toned down the white butterfly by painting on some Tattered Angels Snow Angel. Originally I planned to stitch the top panel, but I really liked the look of the piercing, so went with that. I used a tip from Janet (jintyoo7) to glue a seed bead to the end of the stick pin for safety. Can't really see in the picture, but I also painted some GooseBumps Texture Spray onto the edges of the petals, so there is a little shimmer depending on the light.
We're almost to the end of a hot spell & can't wait for temps to go back to the 80s--we're not used to hot! Thank you so much for taking time to check my blog & leave me a comment. I love seeing what you think.