With my attention being directed towards my style of late, I've been scribbling out answers to questions I've been set and filling a smash book full of cuttings plus notes, all in the hope of pinning it down. I'm not fully resolved to it yet and I wonder if I'll always be a creative butterfly flitting from one style to another. But I think my answers are beginning to sink in.
I sat down at my desk and decided on a whim to create a card, without over-thinking the whole process and you know what, I've finished up with a design that I love. I think I will always gravitate towards graphic, whether I shabby it up or keep it clean.
I began by staring at a Spellbinders die of a gate, which I recently purchased but yet hadn't used. It's beautifully ornate. However, I was stumped as to how to incorporate it into a card. A quick snoop on Google threw up the idea of using two of the shapes and creating a fancy, stylish frame from them.
I glued them together & mounted onto the background with foam pads. I die cut out a red label and then a silhouette cameo. I also die cut a small scalloped circle and cut it into quarters and adhered these in place as corner mounts. Finally I created a border using Rangers's Liquid Pearls (Onyx Pearl - my current favourite). All the papers are from Graphic 45's French Country collection.
Now I need to think of more ways to incorporate the gate into paper crafts.