Greetings to all of you who call by - I do enjoy your visits.
I started this card one afternoon, and left it part way through as I was at a loss as to how to continue. The following day I saw the Card Pattern Sketch #51 , and although I did not immediately think of this card, the idea took root....
.... and germinated!!
The Teddy Bear is by Kiwi Stamping I stamped him in Adirondack Espresso ink, and sponged with Adirondack caramel with a wee bit of an unknown red and blue dabbed on with a brush - I cut the coloured image out with a nestiabilities rectangle, and mounted it on a reflective gold paper I had cut with scalloped rectangle, and that was when the blah hit.
The next afternoon I pulled out the gold stars, (a RAK from Linda, aka Lovely Linda, in Australia), turned the card to the elongated position and then thought that as the card is for a wee girl it needed some lace.... after a fossick through my lace bits and pieces I found this piece - it had been there so long it needed a quick wash - ooops!!
I then assembled the card, adding the sentiment in gold embossing, but was not really satisfied so put it aside again while I did some other work.
Inspiration then hit (again) and I opened up the sewing machine sitting beside me on the bench and ran two rows of stitching around it, and I was really happy with the result!! It actually looks much better IRL, the photo really does not do it justice :-(.
Thanks for calling by - I do treasure your comments :-)