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:


  1. Such a beautiful Valentine's Cec. I love the touches of ribbon and lace that soften the whole look and compliment that darling cherub. Jenny x

  2. I love the idea of this project - what a challenge. I hope to be able to play along again this fortnight! I really like the beautiful shabby chic layers of your project: it's so hard to believe they're isn't a single heart on there! Brilliant! Julie Ann xx

  3. So sweet, I love that cherub and that Maja paper sets everything off perfectly. I really love the bit of vintage crepe paper too - always forget to use it and really love it. Thanks for a very cool challenge!


  4. gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)

  5. So beautiful, lovely design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  6. This is gorgeous~! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with 'Fussy and Fancy' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  7. A delightful Vintage creation Cec.

    Thanks so much for joining in al Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. Such a beautiful card! Love how you did the letters down the side and the paper you've used is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

  9. Such a stunning Valentine's card without a heart on it! Fabulous textures and design! Thanks for creating with us this week at ODBD!

  10. How pretty!! Love the flowers and your LOVE squares!Beautiful!!Thanks for joining us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  11. this is beautiful, Thanks for joining on the fun on our use Lace Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I loved your project super cute! I hope to see more of your amazing creations in future chalenges! Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  12. Great project x thanks for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps x

  13. Gorgeous card so so many beautiful details. Love the vintage image too. Thanks os much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  14. What a pretty card! Love the vintage look here. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  15. Wow, that is so beautiful, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!

  16. Congratulations Cec on your Top 5 pick at Fussy and Fancy "Vintage"!! Your card is just LOVELY!!


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