Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love Is In The Air

It is time for another new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and Zoe is our hostess this time.  She is calling this one Love Is In The Air and describes it this way:

"Create a vintage or shabby chic project with love as the central theme. Think hearts, cupid, love and romance in whatever colour palette your heart desires."

I decided to use a new Graphic 45 paper pad called Mon Amour to make my card.  Great minds think alike because I wasn't the only gal on the frilly team that had the same idea.

I started with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and added a black and white script paper first.  Then I added three more papers on an angle, distressing all of them with my scissors and inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I lightly coloured some venise lace with Antique Linen Distress Ink and tucked it under each of the angled edges.

Next I fussy cut the large image, the oval image and the sentiment from some of the papers, inked them with Vintage Photo DI and added them with some foam dimensionals. 

I altered the colour of a bronze filigree corner with some Folk Art acrylic paint called Promenade but still didn't like the colour so I mixed some Lindy's Magicals (Cosmopolitan Pink, Fuzzy Navel Peach and A Bit o'Bubbly) with some Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic and painted that on - better.

I used some crinoline to cut flowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  It was a bit larger than I wanted so I just took some Fiskars fancy scissors called Deckle and cut the petals down to a size I wanted.  Next I dyed the crinoline with some Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.  When it was dry I shaped and layered the flower and added a big pearl for a centre.

The rest of flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have added some May Arts black crochet ribbon.

I hope you will join us and show us a LOVE-LY project.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Valentine or Love
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - So In Love (must be square)
Try It On Tuesday - A Fine Romance
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love. Love
Crazy Challenge - Love
Craft and Smash - Vintage
Creative Moments - Anything Goes with a Twist - Romance/Love
Eclectic Ellapu - Love Actually
Corrosive Challenges - Love, Love, Love
Creatalicious Challenges - Love Is In The Air

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique - a fabulous place to shop with the BEST customer service:


  1. Mon amour indeed Cec! I love how your eye is drawn in a circle around this card passed romance and flowers and that clever corner layering. A true beauty. Jenny x

  2. Romantic and beautiful! Love this layered masterpiece. After seeing all these beautiful projects with the G45 goodness I am going to have to get some of this paper!

  3. Gorgeous Cec! Love all the lace tucked in between the layers and your fabric flower is breathtaking!! Such a romantic card with pops of contrast and lots of detail! hugs :)

  4. Stunning, Cec! The diagonal line adds so much visual interest to this gorgeous card, and I love the little die cut oval image paired with the larger. Your hand made crinoline flower is perfection. I love every frilly fabulous detail! xo

  5. WOW!! this is gorgeous, love all the details and those flowers!!

  6. Awesome card.
    Hope you can also join our challenge here

    My Crafting Stories

  7. Oh Cec! The first thing that strikes me here is the diagonal layers to tuck goodies into! Great idea!!! Then the crinoline flower just jumps out at me. I just picked up some and can't wait to make a few of these, love that you deckled the edges to downsize it. Great inspiration!!!

  8. Great card - so many details!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  9. STUNNING and FUN and "LOVE"LY Cec. I love the touches of black lace - it somehow just brings it all "together" in a yummy way. Your crinoline flower is PERFECTION. Love the colors (of course)!! XX j.

  10. Lovely card

    Thanks for joining us At cardz4guyz this week


  11. A beautiful card Cec, love the layers and super papers. Thank you for sharing it with us over at TioT's as well.
    Yvonne xx

  12. What a truly romantic card this is and so many beautiful details to see too! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  13. Gorgeous card! I really love all beautiful embellishments and details on it. The images are perfect!
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

  14. So pretty, Cec1 Ilove how you put the papers on a diagonal and all the little bits of trim and lace just melt my heart! I was thrilled to see you three used the same paper, but how different and unique each of your cards are! Love your photography, too! Hugs!

  15. Oh, Cec, what a beautiful feminine, romantic, elegant vintage card! I love the dimensional design and your handmade flower is stunning! Awesome embellishing and that black lace is just a perfect addition to it! Brilliant! Huge hugs! Branka xxx

  16. Lovely project! Thank you for joining us over at the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge!
    Happy crafting,
    Maike ;o)

  17. Gorgeous! Good choice for image! I love all the accents you hae added! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crazy Challenge!

  18. Gorgeous Cec, love all those gorgeous layers and your florals are so beautiful, brilliant idea to cut down the crinoline flower with the deckle scissors, it looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Deb xo

  19. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  20. Great card, very romantic! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  21. Lovely Valentine`s card, I love your layout is stunning. Thanks for join us at Creative Moment this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. hugs Beatriz

  22. Such lovely papers you have used here and I can see why more than one of the DT used em. love the layers and the fussy cutting and the flowers, Ohhhh, the flowers! Wowzers and awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin!

  23. What a beautiful vintage Valentine's card, stunning!
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Love Is In The Air’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

  24. Such a romantic card. Love the colours, the layout and the whole feel of this wonderful creation x

  25. Adore that Graphic 45! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

  26. Graphic 45 papers really make fab vintage style cards, just like this one.
    Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  27. Gorgeous project, the focal image is so beautiful and I love all the pretty details too. thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this time
    Claire xx

  28. Love how you worked with so many elements from the paper itself. Interesting design that is full of eye catching goodies.

  29. Fabulous card, Love Graphic 45, so romantic. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  30. very nice thanks for playing with Craft and Smash DT Manuela

  31. Beautiful layers and I love that gorgeous crinoline flowe!

  32. Beautiful card! I loved the layered angles and the flowers are so pretty!

  33. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

  34. Vintage at it's very best CEC.... Hope you are keeping well!

    Thank you for sharing in our Love, Love, Love challenge. We hope to see you back again.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  35. Thank you very much for joining our vintage challenge. Just love the colors,laces and the "vintagy" look of your card! Great job! Craft and Smash DT Member...Hilma

  36. oh, so romantic card!!!!beautiful!
    Cristina - Craft and Smash DT member

  37. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining the "Love Actually" Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu last month. Carol DT x


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