Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog there is a card contest so I decided to enter as I sooooooooooo love my Sweet Pea Stamps.Darya by Elaine Cox. Isn't she just beautiful? I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen. I then tore the edges to distress it and inked the edges with a chalk ink pad.
The card has been finished with some gorgeous wide ribbon which a crafty friend gave me recently when we met for the first time, lace, a gorgeous K&Co gem and pearl swirl, paper flowers, gems, leaves cut with two different X-cut punches, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, a lovely pink crochet flower which a friend made and some beautiful Marianne Designs butterflies. I refrained from using any metal eg brads/stick pins as I am sending the card off to the USA for a very special person there and didn't want any metal causing any problems on the journey.
Here is a picture of the card opened so you can see the inside matches as well.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Emerald Faeries - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Corrosive Challenge - Flying things
Marianne Designs - Dying to die-cut
Sweet Pea Stamps - Card contest
Let's Ink it Up - Think pink
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon layer
Paper Cutz - In the pink
Little Ribbon Monthly - Anything goes and ribbon
Fab n Funky - Distressed or torn
Charisma Cardz - Embossing - heat or dry