Saturday brings another challenge from Chrissie and Mandi and whilst we're all getting better with the once dreaded one-layer challenge these days, they can still throw a spanner in the works and this week that spanner is "tearing". http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/week-81-theme.html
Well after lots of head scratching, I had a flash of inspiration and this is what I made.
I decided to try and make rose by tearing a square of card rather than by using one of the dies that does it for you. I simply drew a soft pencil spiral on the colour core card (black and purple) and then steadily tore along the line and rolled it up as normal. I took a couple of other scraps of purple card in 2 darker shades than the rose, tore edges on the wide one and embossed my sentiment in white on the narrow one. I finished with some die cut leaves (memory box) and 3 white pearls. The colours are a lot more vibrant and rich in real life but for some reason I can't get a good shot today - the light is pretty poor as the hot weather we were supposed to get today hasn't materialised.
Have a good weekend all.