I hope anyone visiting from the UK survived last night’s storms. My work colleague is now without electricity and I’m very pleased not to be travelling anywhere my train today as I think that would have been a nightmare. The bright sunshine this morning is a total contrast to yesterday evening.
Now I know I said I would give my Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamps a break but I have to tell you they are back again today, sorry. And there is a butterfly too, 🙂
I started making this at the weekend but never got it finished until now. I used some gold jewellery wire and covered it with strips of book page. You can’t really see that it’s book page but it does give a vintage type look. Once dry, I shaped it into the heart and added the ribbon.
I punched out leaves and blossoms from more book pages and then inked them a little with Vintage Photo distress ink. Once they were stuck on I added pearls to the centres. (Is it me, or is it quite some time since I used pearls?!)
The finishing touch was to add a little gold glitter.
This would just about fit on a standard sized card but I prefer it as a little decoration. I shall be sharing it over at City Crafter Challenge blog for their current challenge – use the word love.
Aside from the weather, the last three days have been a bit of a whirlwind for me workwise. I delivered my first training course where participants had an exam at the end. I thought the days of exam stress and worry were long gone, but no, here I am worrying on behalf of the twenty delegates who attended the course. Somehow that’s worse!