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.”
It 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.