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I must admit that at first I was rather daunted by the colour challenge of using purple & turquoise together. However, I think this little card has turned out rather nice in the end, mainly, I think because I stuck to the paler shades of the colours.
I rather like my daring little bride in her alternative bridal gown, makes a change from white or ivory don't you think? I stamped the image a second time onto purple pearl paper, glued it onto the first image and added glitter glue to her train. The rest of the image has been coloured with pencils and Sakura Stardust pens, lots of sparkles! I inked around the edges of the image and layered with Nesties. The 'Together Forever' sentiment has been stamped, inked and layered in the same way, adding a couple of diamonds. (I have moved the sentiment UP on the sketch as it didn't look right at the bottom, hope this is ok for the challenge). The flowers also have diamonds in their centres.
On the base I have used the same paper and punched border. I 'iced' a couple of heart buttons and put these either side of the border and added the enormous diamond heart gem to the middle (I never thought I would find a use for such a big gem). I have also added a stamped sentiment which has been inked and layered and attached with foam pads to keep the card upright. I recently found this gorgeous stamp at a craft fair it reads "Two lives & two hearts, joined together in friendship, united forever in love." Aaah! It has fast become a favourite of mine!
Stamps - LOTV/The Stamp Barn/Papermania
Paper/Buttons/Gems/Flowers - Stash
Thanks for looking.