Welcome all to my (scheduled) post for the second week of our latest challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. This week, Terry is our host and she's all about hearts and lace for Valentine's Day. She wants you to share your lacy heartsy projects for Valentine's. So with Valentine's Day around the corner, we want to see your interpretation of a Heartsy Valentine's Project. We know how creative you all are and we can't wait to see your projects, such as an altered bookcover, journal, box, bag, tag or a purse - anything, as long as it has a heart and lace in it.
I went very traditional and made a card for my OH in a style I've become a huge fan of.
Having long been a fan of white corrugated card (Funkie Junkie Boutique)I knew that would be the focal point, so it got lavished with various embossing powders (and of course a touch of Treasure Gold!)
The trick with this style is to take your main image/shape, draw around it on your background, and then pile on the various stamps/embellishments close around it . Oh, the background? Easy. Take plain white cardstock, splash metallic stains all over your craft mat (and yourself in my case!) add a light spritz of water and smoosh your card into it several times, drying each time.
The more eclectic the scraps used the better it would seem too; gorgeous lace, stamping (in Archival Ink) stencilled Silver Ferro, stamped and torn tissue, pearl cord from clothing tags, faux UPVA glue pearl beads and pearl embossing (a lace stamp that is really subtle).
SOOOO pleased my friend Nicola got me into this shrink plastic melted in UTEE technique as it works a treat, especially when the UTEE has gone that delicious amber colour. It glistens even more if you apply Treasure Gold to the back. A little silver heart button and a sentiment strip finished this nicely.
That's my go at this theme - now show me yours!! Can't wait to see them.
Hugs everyone, Jenny xxx