I am now a member of a couple of forums for crafters. The first, Craft Bubble, have helped me get to the level I am at now with my crafting. From a complete novice in Jan this year to being able to win a couple of challenges on merit not just a randomy thingy. The girls have highlighted various products and through the various challenges each week, I have expanded on techniques. This week's sketchy has a twist of "concentrate on the edges".
Well I don't yet own any distressing tools or ink so that technique is out. I didn't want a glittery card. Thinking cap comes off the shelf... I have this 2 tone voile fabric... and used it to cover the matting layer and then a 2nd layer folded back onto top layer of paper. All stitched and then stuck together. Depending on the angle of the light hitting the fabric it looks either red or purple - shimmery but not glittery. The image, 1 of my new Tanda stamps, I watercoloured for a change. The ribbon comes with the little beads and bobbles attached.
Keeping the sentiment off for the mo until the right time.
The other forum I have just joined is Smeared and Smudged. They cater for that side of me that keeps coming out ... the dark, Gothic, alternative side. Their guest DT for June, is Jennifer. She has tasked members to create using a water coloring technique. Well the image here is watercoloured so I might just go post it over there as well.
Also going to enter this into BBCS where the challenge is "Anything Goes" and into Tuesday Taggers for their "Touchy Feely" challenge.