Instead, I decided to do a little bit of paper cutting. This will definitely not be as intricate and skilled as Paperpanda, or the like. I want to get it done this evening, and my craft knife isn't up to much (what kind of crafter am I).
I decided the first white would be the paper. I went for approx 180gsm. Not too heavy, but not flimsy either. I decided, as it will be sent out to Margaret, I wanted to pop it in a frame, so my second white will be the frame. The last is another piece of card, which this time I embossed. I did add a little bit of glitter - which should have been white, but actually has a little touch of blue in. I hope this isn't cheating - but it does look rather nice.
You'll giggle when you see the sketch I did to plan, look at this for detailed:
Yep, that was my incredible plan! I then drew some sketchy waves, to give me a little guidance as to where I needed to cut
I layered one on top of the other, so each wave was mat and layered
As usual, I like to build up my image in situ, so I can keep an eye on the composition, and tweak where necessary
I cut my little sailing ship, which I was quite happy with actually
I then embossed my background, and started gluing everything in place. The frame does have an inner frame, which means I would looks about 5mm around the full image. I did try and trim the cloud so it would fit perfectly within this inner frame, but didn't like the end result. Instead, I decided to cut the elements to fit the base, and then squashed them in place with the inner frame. I did use 3D foam to give my waves extra depth
And finanlly, the glitter. All the glitter. I feel I may varnish it tomorrow, I'll see what it looks like in the morning. If you would like to email me your address please Margaret, so I can get your little sailing boat in the post for you. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, again, everyone for joining in. I really love reading your idea's, and even if I don't manage to use them for the challenge, it does give me inspiration for future projects.