Every week I look forward to the new challenge because they come up with truly creative themes and techniques. This week they have us tearing and ripping paper! I love the look of torn papers and distressing, though too often I try too hard to make it a "perfect" tear, whatever that may be. So, I gave myself an additional challenge: to tear paper that has a mind of its own, such as mulberry or handmade paper. I selected three sheets of papers handmade in Nepal. They are actually part of a notepaper and envelope set I bought at Barnes and Noble book store. It proved to be up to the challenge, giving me a truly random tear. I layered the ivory, dark pink and light pink Nepal papers onto a card base of ivory card stock, also tearing the right edge.
The image, Christmas Fairy Holly, is from Mo Manning Digital Pencil. I had already colored her so finding the Nepal paper in my stash was, once again, a very lucky find! I used the Nesties Deckle Edge die to frame her. There is a piece of gold mulberry paper underneath the image. Prima flowers that are sprinkled with sugary glittery, a sentiment fromK & Co, and gold cord top it all off.
Thanks for stopping by today! Now, do yourself a favor and visit Bah! Humbug! I promise you won't find Scrooge there, but you will find inspiration for the fast approaching holiday season!