The challenge at Meljen's Designs this week is to use only solid cardstock. Patterned paper is not allowed this week. Sounds easy doesn't it...not so much. I often rely on patterned paper to add a bit of texture or punch to a solid area. I had to come up with other ways to get the same punch.
I used the image Tulip Buggies and colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil.
I created the panel by spraying my Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Patina and Frost. I used that to emboss a piece of white cardstock. I embossed the background using my Cuttlebug as well. I created faux stitching with a white Signo gel pen.
In case you haven't heard, Melissa Jenkins, owner of Meljen's Designs has opened her very own shop. All of her images are 50% off until tomorrow! You can also participate in a blog hop to celebrate and could win 4 images! The design team came up with some wonderful inspiration. Go check it out!
Card measures 4.25" 5.5"
Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder; Swiss Dots embossing folder
Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest
ribbon and flowers from my stash