Feb 1, 2016

Framed Asters

Well, here we are at Monday again and my turn for a little Dies R Us inspiration.  Today I’m sharing a card using Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters and a Hero Arts sentiment.

I love the way the image curves in the oval.  I chose it specifically so I could use my new Memory Box Thicket Frame which I absolutely adore for floral or nature images.  Under the frame I created an oval mat with the smallest of my Spellbinders Grand Ovals.  I’ve only just realized that Memory Box makes an Oval Master Frame to coordinate with all of their A2 frames, so it’s on my wish list.  It could be used very nicely on it’s own, too.  In the corner I’ve added an aster-like Prima flower with a Flower Soft center and two of my Frantic Stamper Trio of Swirls cut in bright blue.

I made the card from 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and colored directly onto the card base with Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  I’m not sure I’ll use this particular paper with my Prismacolor pencils and a detailed image again.  There was much toil and trouble trying to get it to look passable.  Live and learn.  The shadowy look around the sentiment is actually dots of glitter.

Well, there you have it, friends!  Don’t forget to check the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to see what's up.  Today starts a new challenge and a chance to win.  The theme is “Love (use hearts)”.  Enjoy your day!

~~ Leslie ~~

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