My card this week for Forgotten Friday was inspired by this beautiful creation by the very talented Claire from Claire's Crafty Creations. Claire used pan pastels on her card, but as I don't have any of these I've used Distress Ink pads. First I choose to use the large square stamp from the the Butterfly Dreams stamp sheet from Chocolate Baroque, it's the first time it's been inked so more than qualifies for this challenge. I stamped the image onto white card with versamark and then embossed with Patina Gold from Sparkle N Sprinkle which was rescued from the back of the cupboard. Then I coloured over the image with the Distress Ink pads, using Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn door and Fired Brick and coloured the butterflies with promarkers. I then cut around the image and mounted first onto some black card and them some gold mirri card. The backing paper is from the Artylicous Essence of Nature CD in colours close to the image but I did go around the edge with Barn Door and Fired Brick to pull it all together, then mounted it onto gold mirri card. I tried several different colours of ribbon before settling on this beige/gold colour. So far I've not added a sentiment as there are a couple of occasions that this could be used for, I'll make up my mind nearer the time.
Thank you for taking the time to look.