It's another sketch challenge this week at Woodware. I thought I would have a wee break from Christmas and use one of my recent purchases from The Stamp Man. The main stamp is a very detailed Stampendous stamp CRR133 Cling Castle Gate.
I used one of the new Magenta papers for the background and added some swirls embossed in gold. This is another new stamp from Stampendous CRP 127 Fall Tendril.
I added a bit of gold embossing to the edges of the brown matting layer.
For the strip across the sketched, I used a strip of plain parchment paper and stamped and embossed the birthday greeting. Then a couple of punched maidenhair ferns, a fancy button and some gold brads to finish off.
NOTE TO SELF : TRY TO STOP USING BROWN SO MUCH ........!!
Woodware are giving a prize this month to the best sketch submitted ...so why not play along.