Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Word is Love

Sue is the hostess for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and she is calling it Words, Words, Words and here is her description:

"For this challenge instead of an image let a word take centre stage. A single word can speak volumes, so let them do the talking ! This could be on any kind of project you like, a layout, an altered item a journal page, you choose but no stamped sentiments allowed!"

The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team will earn a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and one randomly chosen entry will win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

As you can see by my card I was either having a senior moment or just can't read because I missed the part about not letting an image take centre stage so skip directly to the word LOVE.  I chose this word as my design jumping off point because it is a favourite word of mine for many reasons.

When my Grandchildren were really little, I started to tell them that I had a secret to tell them and I would whisper in their ear "I love you" and they always giggled.  As they got a bit older they would whisper it back to me but now at age 5 and 7 1/2, they want me to say it but not in their ear and they roll their eyes and say "I know".

I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then added a piece of Maja patterned paper from the Autumn basics pad.  The paper was distressed with my scissors.

Next I added a filigree corner that originally was bronze but I gave it a coat of white paint first and then I topped it with a coat of White Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some Gum Arabic.

The vintage couple in love came from The Graphics Fairy and I mounted it on a fleur de lis square that I cut with my Cameo and then inked with Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

The letters for the word LOVE was printed on my computer and inked with the same Distress Inks.  A little gem from Michaels was added.  Next I added a strip of Venise lace and more little gems.  The flower is two layers of  lining fabric from my sewing room that I gathered and then added a floral button for a centre.

The little hearts were cut from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper, smeared with Wendy Vecchi Crackle Embossing Paste and when dry they were inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and topped with gems.  Finally I glued a whole bunch of little pink seed beads into the large tear at the top.

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junie Boutique.

Note: The boutique is temporarily closed while Linda moves all the stock to a new location so check back on May 16th when she will be up and running.


  1. I think you've done a super job with bringing this word 'to life' Cec. A beautifully feminine vintage card, I love the framed image and ripped background paper. Jenny x

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Cec! Love that beautiful Maja Design paper. The frame is just gorgeous as are the lace and beautiful pink fabric flower! Fantastic take on the word challenge!


  3. Very pretty vintage card ! X

  4. I totally love your project, Cec! It's so feminine and gorgeously vintage. I can't stop admiring it!!


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