All You Need Is LOVE!

7th February, 2018

It’s Wednesday and time for the funkie side of the design team to share our projects for the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

I am hosting the current challenge and have chosen the theme ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, “With Valentines just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to let cupid draw his paintbrush and create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word “LOVE” somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail.”

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is LoveI wanted to make a Valentines card for Mister H, (as in Hillman, not Holtz)… just to be clear! 😉

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
To create the background I sprayed old paper distress spray stain onto a non stick craft sheet, misted distress heavystock with water, dragged it through the ink and dried with a heat tool. Then blended frayed burlap through the new stitched stencil (it looks like kisses) and stamped with images from the purveyor stamp set (CMS187) using the stamp platform.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
I love this style of grungy industrial background, which is so very simple to create…

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
– Cover a piece of metallic kraft stock with picket fence distress paint. Set aside to dry.
– Tap potting soil archival ink directly onto the background using a very light tap. Set aside to dry.
– Run through your die cutter with an embossing folder.
– Put a drop of ground espresso distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet, pick up a little with your finger and rub over the raised portions of the background.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
I affectionately call my husband “Mister,” when we’re being silly (there’s a lot of silliness in our house)! I created this using the alphanumeric marquee thinlits die set cut from substrate, mounted over with the alphanumeric thinlits dies cut from metallic kraft stock. I rubbed silver gilding wax over the top of the substrate to make it pop over the grungy background.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
The alphanumeric dies are mounted over a strip of hearts from the shape strips thinlits die set. I grunged up the background and added a drop of alcohol ink to some of the hearts. This is sitting over the top of a strip of the industrial background I mentioned earlier.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
Finally, I added some idea-ology chitchat stickers which I sanded and inked with walnut strain distress ink to create the perfect sentiment for my card.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz All You Need is Love
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.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Rox Boyce says:

    This is seriously an amazing creation Zoe, so much grungy texture and elements to ❤️ Totally inspirational and creative perfection !

  2. All I can say is WOOOOOW! This is so incredibly creative and oh, so grungy! You slay me with your reference to Mister H! Your hubby is going to LOVE this Valentine! Frilly and Funkie is certainly blessed to have you back creating on the team! Hugs!

  3. paula says:

    great card Zoe – the stamping is impeccable and the grungy…well that’s just plain perfect.

  4. stampersuzz says:

    A very handsome valentine that he will really love! 😉 Fabulous grungy metal background!

  5. Cec says:

    Grungy and lovely – yes those words do fit together. This is a fabulous card and Mister H will be thrilled with it, I am sure. Thanks for the step x step showing the great techniques you used to create this card.

  6. Deb L says:

    Great card Zoe! I’m sure Mister H will love it. TFS!

  7. Autumn says:

    I’m sure he will love it! I really dig your backgrounds on this one.

  8. Susanne N says:

    Awesome card! Love your techniques!

  9. Anne R says:

    Although this is beautifully grungy, it really does have a wonderful romantic feel too… Mr H is in for a real treat! xx

  10. This is the perfect guy Valentine! I love all the wonderful details, like the chit chat stickers, the tiny hearts and the kisses background. I love the thought you put into the design..the little things that have meaning to you and Mr. H. It’s perfect…and the step out is grand! Thanks, Zoe! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  11. Your Mister H will LOVE this Valentine! Most excellent!

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