Today I'm honored to bring you my second ODBD September GD card. I used the beautiful set called Iris. As you may know, coloring is not one of my talents. I do love the look of water color & it doesn't have to be done precisely to achieve a nice effect. I heat embossed the flower on water color paper & then dampened the flower going a bit outside the lines. Next I dabbed on a bit of Distress Ink, blended with more water & added more color for shading after it was dry. My colors are dusty concord & peeled paint. The edges were sponged with antique linen after being lightly distressed. The sentiment is done the same way with a soft wash of the green. I added splotches of Distress Stain tarnished brass with my water brush. My blogging friend, Joy, gave me the beautiful Graphic 45 paper pad called Secret Garden. The panel edges were sponged with antique linen & another of the papers was die cut with ODBD Beautiful Borders die. I used a strip of cream satin ribbon between the 2 die cuts & then mounted the flower & sentiment with foam tape. Pearls are probably my favorite embellishment & couldn't resist adding some of these soft gold ones. Hope you've enjoyed seeing my card & that you'll check out the wonderful products at ODBD.
I'm entering the printed paper challenge at Virginia's View. Thanks for visiting my blog.