By her who in this month was born
No gem save garnet shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.
I found this little poem at this site and it's perfect for the new "Birthstone" challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week. And obviously as you can see my birthstone is the "Garnet" so I've made this card with garnet as the main colour.
To make the card I "layered" several images from Dezinaworld including a Shabby Chic background with a gorgeous lady in red plus a cute little hat! I've mounted this "collage" onto a piece of reddish textured paper and have sponged the edges with "worn white" folk art paint to soften it.
I also printed another hat and cut out the butterfly and glued it onto the first image to give a 3D effect as well as added some tulle to make the ribbon on hat. I made the little tulle flower and stitched it onto the corner of the card and added a few pearl beads as the centre.
I love the "rich" colours of this card and am also putting it into June's Gallery at Dezinaworld.