Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Valentine's Day - With a Twist
It is time for a new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie and I am the hostess this time and chose Valentine's Day - With a Twist. I want to see vintage or shabby chic projects in the traditional colours of red, pink and white but the twist is that there can be no hearts on your project. I sure hope you will play along with us.
Here are the details of my project from the bottom up:
I started with some white card stock from Staples for my card blank and then added a couple of layers of beautiful Maja patterned paper that were distressed with my scissors. Since this paper is so precious, I decided to conserve as much as I could and cut a big square out of the middle of the bottom layer to use for another project. Nobody was going to see that piece anyway.
Next I made a fan from some crepe paper and then mounted the sweet vintage cherub that I picked up online somewhere (sorry, I missed tagging it). Next I used a monogram stamp from Recollections and black Archival Ink to stamp the word LOVE. They were inked with some Fired Brick Distress Ink and some teeny red gems from Michaels were added.
Next I altered a round filigree piece by painting it white and then dabbing some Fired Brick Distress Ink on it. A white paper rose from Wild Orchid Crafts was dyed with a Copic marker and added to the filigree circle. I added a few seed beads from my stash to the rose to look like water droplets.
The corner piece was cut from the Venetian Motifs die from Spellbinders and I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls mist before I added more gems.
A gorgeous piece of Venise lace was added to the bottom and topped with some pleated pink satin ribbon to which I added a row of pearls and more seed beads.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Lace
Our Daily Bread Designs - Pink, Red & White
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Love
Victorine Stamps - Valentines/Love
Allsorts Challenge - Vintage
Fussy and Fancy - Vintage
The Artistic Stamper - Love is in the Air
The following items used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where everything is already discounted and you will get the best customer service from the Owner, Linda Coughlin: