How could I resist the aroma of your perfume.
You and I were inseparable it was love at first sight.
You made me promise to marry you I made you promise to be my wife
But then you were only eight years old
and I had just about turned nine.
I thought that life was always good
I thought you always would be mine.
It started with a kiss
Never thought it would come to this.
(Hot Chocolate 1982)
This is the song that popped into my head when I first saw this stamp - A Kiss For Chloe by Sarah Kay. The song it's self is quite sad, it's about a lost love, ahhhh (click here if you want to hear the song). But if you just took the "It started with a kiss, never thought it would come to this" you could get away with using the sentiment on a wedding, valentine or just because I love you card.
I wanted the image to look like an old photo, don't think I quite pulled it off, I think it might have been better coloured with inks to achieve a better effect, but I don't have inks and I wouldn't know what to do with them if I did. So here you go....
2. DP is from Joanna Sheen's CD-Rom - Cottage Garden printed on to linen paper.
3. Sarah Kay stamp is coloured with Derwents and Sansodor, cut out using the largest oval nestabilities and mounted on to silver silk Mirri card cut out with the largest petite scallop nestie.
4. The "corset band" as I like to call it is cut from white Stardream pearlescent card and stamped using the New Year flourish by Magnolia rubber stamps and heat embossed with Moon Glow two tone EP Silver Moon Sapphire. I then went round the edges with my Veramark pen and heat embossed with the same EP.
5. The ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons November kit. Threaded through silver 1/8" silver eyelets.
6. The flowers I made myself using white Bazzil card and three sized (11/2 ", 1" and 3/4")Woodware daisy punches. The large and medium daisies where scored using a fine embossing tool and my Scor-Pal and curled under. The smallest where "coloured" with my Versamark pen and heat embossed with Heat It Up Holographic EP (can't see it on the photo), and a Arora borialis (think I spelt that right) rhinestone. All mounted with foam pop ups.
Took a bit of getting used to this card, because of the lack of colour. But it's grown on me, and I find it a challenge using monochromatic colours. I did cheat a bit by using some browns in the colouring but like I said I wanted to get the feeling of an aging photo. Thank you for taking a peek, and I'll probably see you again in another weeks time, got to recharge my creative batteries, plus I want to finish a book I started two week ago! So until the next time...
Take care & keep smiling