Frilly & Funkie : Be My Valentine?

8th February, 2017

It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This time it’s my turn to host the challenge and I’ve chosen the theme BE MY VALENTINE! “Love is in the air, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, this challenge is to make a card for your sweet Valentine in a vintage or shabby chic style.”

iGirlZoe: Be My ValentineIt has been snowing here in Copenhagen this week. A light dusting in comparison to the snow we used to enjoy in Gruyere, but it definitely put me in the mood for a blue palette when making my valentines card.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
To begin, I swiped broken china, frayed burlap and walnut stain distress ink onto a non stick craft mat. Spritzed with water, picked up the ink with a brayer and rolled it onto mixed media heavystock. Added numbers remnant rubs and lightly sanded with a sanding grip.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
I inked the Tim Holtz newsprint stamp with potting soil archival ink and rolled the stamp lightly over the background in random places. LOVE this stamp, it’s one of my most used.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
I created the hearts using Wendy Vecchi’s faux granite technique. It’s such an easy and effective technique. I used cornflower blue archival ink and embossing powder and the splatter background stamp, all by Wendy Vecchi.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
Naturally I used the new idea-ology paper dolls. I used the photo tinting technique on the flowers, using a victorian velvet distress marker. I mounted the dolls onto 3D foam.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
I inked the edges of a new idea-ology quote chip with potting soil archival ink and adhered under the paper dolls feet. I sanded the edges of a piece of the classic kraft stock, brushed with a collage glue stick and burnished with a foil transfer sheet from Ranger ink.

iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
I flicked some black soot distress paint over the background and attached a fluted ring fastener and a discontinued idea-ology chain tassel. I’m dedicating this card to my crafty friend Sue Adams, who hoarded packs of these chain tassels and shipped them from the US for me. Friends help friends hoard discontinued idea-ology!

I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.








  1. stampersuzz says:

    What a sweet vintage valentine. I love the touch of blue because it isn’t as traditional and works so beautifully on your card!

  2. Cec says:

    Love this very vintage card. I think the non-traditional colour palette is fabulous and the chain tassle is so much fun coming out of that blue heart.

  3. Sue says:

    Excellent, well done, love this card. I can’t wait to see some of Tim’s new products in person. That newsprint stamp is one that would be in my hands right now, but haven’t found it yet.
    Thanks for sharing Zoe, I do love your “stuff”.

  4. Deb L says:

    This is beautiful Zoe!

  5. LOVE the nontraditional blue on this…just beautiful!

  6. kat says:

    I really love the background on this card! All the grungy layers!!!

  7. Oh, my! I just left you a nice long comment, then poof, my Internet decided to stop dead in it’s tracks-again! Love your work,and this non traditional color palette on your vintage Valentine’s Day card is no exception! You have used all your new goodies to vintage perfection! Now I’ve got to add those words (Quote Chips) to my wish list!

  8. Anne R says:

    I love that you used blue, a nice change from red. Wendy’s technique looks wonderful on the hearts too and the hint of newsprint stamping in the background is a lovely touch! Anne xx

  9. cheiron says:

    This is wonderful! Love the blue.

  10. Love the softness and yet drama of that background with the bridal couple. Definitely a winner in blue, especially with those little enamel hearts. LOVE this xx

  11. The details of this Valentine make my heart sing! I love the way you positioned the newlyweds on that fabulous sentiment strip. Such great imagery! Your background is wonderful!

  12. Beautiful Valentine in blue Zoe, love the brayered Distress inks background and all the wonderful layers and accents! Deb xo

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