Once more into the breach dear friends, once more, or close up the wall with our English dead (William Shakespeare, King Henry V) Funny how some challenges make you feel like this! I had a right old tussle with this one from LILI OF THE VALLEY this week.....it didn't help that it took me AGES to decide which one of the delicious little fairies I wanted to use....then I changed my mind.....and changed it again....then I thought this sentiment was beautiful.....but which fairy to use with it.......!
In the end I settled on Dandelion Clock - she is such a little darlin', and I do think this sentiment works well with her.
Dandelion Clock is painted with distress inks. The papers are V&A Linen papers and, oh my, they are delicious! They are just so pretty that I nearly cried cutting into them (guess I'll just have to buy some more!). I inked the edges of the flowered squares with Danube Blue Memento Ink to bring them forward a tiny bit, I also edged the sentiment shape as well. Navy cardstock is Papermania, and I used two Martha Stewart punches for the double border....it looked a bit bare so I added the lavender pearl gems, and then a few more on the corners of the sentiment. I actually made this yesterday but I wasn't happy with it.....something I couldn't quite put my finger on....but looking at it again this morning I could see it was because of the really hard contrast between the navy and the white so I softened down the edge of the circle with some pearlescent chalk.
So, there we go, that's my entry for the challenge. Thanks for taking the time to pop over for a look-see.