I was looking for a good black and white photo to fit in with this month's SWIRLYHUES challenge the colours of which were pink, beige and black - quite a challenge! It is worth clicking the link and seeing the wonderful layouts the design team put together. Here is the story board. I tried to follow the layout but didn't have three small pictures so went for one large one instead. I used a mixture of papers: Pion Design's Rosebud and Basic Grey Capella and Basics Kraft. I cut the Rosebud paper really frugally so I managed to get the outside frame and the inner layer as well.
Part of the challenge is also to use at least one technique from the Swirlydoos site. I used Paulien's paper edge distressing techniques and also her handmade button from her latest card tutorial. I have also used Camilla's layering technique tutorial.
I also made all the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Garland die. I took some pictures while I was making them so hopefully I'll get a tutorial posted for these lovely little rosebuds.
I made them from cream card and spritzed them lightly with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and edged them (again very lightly) with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. The leaves were also from the Tattered Floral Garland Die and after colouring them with Bundled Sage Distress Ink I scrunched them up. When dry I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and across the creases.
Thanks again for looking and I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. It has thankfully stopped raining here!