Well, actually, "New Year's Resolution" is the challenge!
The "background" was actually a scrap - something I had made for another DT project and didn't like the way it was turning out. I tossed it aside thinking I might use it sometime, guess what, I really did use it.
Miracles never cease.
It was dry/wet embossed using a Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder, Versamark Embossing Fluid and some Clear Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder (Recollections - Michaels Crafts).
I knew I needed to cover up the edges where I applied a little too much powder so the decision was made that this was the perfect location for the main image.
Lavender lace (stash) was added to the bottom of the panel and a strip of gold metallic ribbon (also from my stash) was applied with 1/8" scor tape at the top edge of the lace.
After checking for placement of my sentiment and image, I added some black bling flourishes
(Recollections -Michael's Crafts).
The swan image is a sneak peak at the Swans 2014
"Relax" sentiment is from the
Umbrellas and Fans 2014 set.
Both of these sets will be released in January!
They are awesome.
The swan was heat embossed with Recollections Ebony Opaque Embossing Powder.