This is another LO I did for the March issue of SNR. This was for the cardboard base call where your background had to be a cardboard. As much as I love working on cardboard, I sometimes find it difficult finishing the edges off properly. Mine always look to tatty. This is when I decided to cut the centre out of a pp that was part of the Jan swirlydoos kit and use it to frame my cardboard base.
The flowers are from iamroses.com. This company stocks the most beautiful paper flowers and very competative prices and only charge $0.50 per item no matter where you are in the world. Shipping is also very quick so place regular orders. The leaves are stamps from Heartfelt creations which I coloured with some distress inks.
I embossed this gorgeous wrought iron fence piece from Dusty Attic with some walnut stain distress embossing powder. I used some of the blue perfect pearls that came with the kit to accent the tips of the gates. I must just tell you that Rangers new formula for their perfect pearls make much better pearl drops than their original formula. I misted these mini rose buds with some homemade mist I made with spiced marmilade reinker and perfect pearls mixed with water. I then wrapped the rose buds around the wrought iron fence.
This is another Dusty Attic piece which I treated the same way as the wrought iron fence. Dusty Attic are by far my favourite chipboard manufacturer. I'm yet to see a piece I'm not completely inlove with.