Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Today is the start of another new challenge at Frilly and Funkie . Pamellia is our host for this challenge and she is calling it Be My Valen-twine. She wants to see vintage or shabby chic projects that can be used for Valentine's Day, an Anniversary or a Wedding but they must include some twine.
I saw this card on Gabrielle Pollaco's blog and decided to CASE it but of course, I gave it my own touches.
I started with some Recollections card stock for the blank and then used a piece of paper from a Maja Designs pad called Coffee in the Arbour for the background. Next came a square of cheesecloth. I mounted another piece of Maja Designs paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics pad to a square of Recollections card stock and added that on top of the cheesecloth.
The large heart was hand cut from a scrap of Maja Design paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper and I coated it with some Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. The little heart is hand cut from a piece of Maja Design paper from the Coffee in the Arbour pad and mounted on some card stock. Some pearls from Dollarama were added to one side.
I put a border of lace topped with some satin ribbon across the bottom and added a frame with a computer generated sentiment.
The large flower that looks like a carnation was made from a strip of white crepe paper and coloured with Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender Distress Ink. The Milled Lavender is the most difficult pad I have to work with because it doesn't give off much colour so I had to go over the flower numerous times to get the depth of colour but I am really happy with the end result. The best part was that my husband's first reaction when he saw it was to say "That looks just like a carnation."
The large rose came from a wholesale shop in England and I coloured it with a Maroon Promarker. The other flowers are from Wild Rose Crafts. I added a flourish that Pamellia gave me and made a stick pin from beads in my stash. Finally I added some burlap twine and little lock and key charms.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Optional Create Your Own Challenge (1. Patterned Paper, 2. Charms, 3. Solid Colour Paper, 4. Flowers, 5. Square Card)
That Craft Place - Love/Valentine
My Sheri Crafts - Valentine's Day
Time Out Challenges - Valentine's Day (optional twist of hearts)
The Crafting Cafe - Lots of Layers
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (twist to add layers)
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
The following products used in the creation of this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: