Todays card is made and inspired by the ongoing Basic Grey challenge. The theme of the challenge is recycled so i have recycled the ribbon used (it was from the beginning an embellishment on a skirt) and the pendant in the lower left corner (it’s an brokendown necklace). The Papers that is used are from Basic Greys collection Max and Wiskers. The words in the corners is a ribbon of unknown origin that i have distressed with Spiced Marmelade and then spritzed water on to make a more subtile color. The dots on the card, both yellow and orange, is brads of different brands. The image is Magnolias Lion and he is colored with Promakers (Mustard, Gold, Henna, Terracotta and apricot). The lions nose is coated with crackled accent but since i was a bit impatient i heated it with my heatgun and something happened that made it more like melted plastic then anything else. But my idea with it from the beginning was to create a texture like the nose of a cat and dog (and maybe lion?) i think it worked out OK anyway. The frame behind the lion is made with nestabilities. The inner frame is made by tracing on the inside of a die, the brown one is the same die but run through my cuttlebug and the last and yellow frame is the same die again this time traced round the outside.
I’m more and more often finding myself make a double frame on my card and i think that is a bit of waste of papers so i have started to cut out a square in the middle (in this card of the yellow backgroundpaper) and saving it for a later project. The first time i make this I thought that it might make the card unbalanced due to the layering in the middle of the card. But so far and with the bazilpapers that i most often use that isn’t a problem so i think that is a good tip for anyone that feels the need to save paper.