As is my usual style, I started with background. I used a Stampin' Up stamp called En Francais then stamped the Love Birds by Darkroom Door and the couple are a Katzelkraft stamp. I used the big dot stamp by Wendy Vecchi and stamped using Fired Brick DI. The swirls are done using a Crafter's Workshop template which I've drawn round and then added some of my own doodling. Quite like the effect so may do that again. For the horizontal piece I stamped using an unknown music stamp then tore the card and used DI and splashed some water on onto it.
The lock and key is what inspired this card as I was having a sort out and came across this Sizzix die, which I have to be honest I'd forgotten I'd got ! The back of the lock is cut from thin chipboard and then I've coated it with DI then used the wonderful PaperArtsty Crackle Glaze and coated it with black acrylic paint. The top of the lock is stamped with the music stamp and then I've used DI over it. The key is from the same die and I used the Crackle Glaze, but it didn't crackle as much as I wanted so I sanded it to reveal more of the red and then used a little Walnut Stain DI. The wings are hand drawn and cut from Grunge Paper. I covered them with DI and then stamped them with the En Francais stamp. The word is from an Oxford Impressions stamp set and the button is from my stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Torn edges, Distress inks, a button and some wings
- Divas by Design - Love
- Truly Scrumptious - Love and hearts
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Valentine's Day
- DYSU - Love
- By the Cute and Girly - Love is in the air
- Crafty Catz - Valentine's
- Fussy and Fancy - Show some love
- PaperPlay - Love letters
- Cards for Men - Seeing red
- PanPastel Challenge - Love and Romance
- Snazzy's Design Team Blog - Love/Romance
Right while the rugby is still on I'm off to my craft room to play some more ! Hope you're all having a great weekend. It's starting to go foggy here, but at least it's not as cold.