13 February 2013

My Heart Belongs to You

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

33 comments:

  1. Oooh lah lah! So much awesome texture and dimension... love your funky heart, Buttons!

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  2. Jenny, this is a stunning, delicate and acomplished make which makes all your efforts work seamlessly together. It is so beautiful, from the colours, to the layers to that gorgeous heart! love it..
    hope you are taking things easy and sending much love trace x

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  3. ...simply stunning, that amber nugget of a heart takes your breath away, what a delightful card Buttons, love it...Mel :)

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  4. Love the background, texture and layers created here. This is a gorgeous style. Sending you hugs

    Annie x

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  5. So many textures and your use of the corrugated card is amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. I love every thing about this... gorgeous!
    Suzi B x

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  7. Brilliant card - love the metallic background and the corrugated card and your shrink plastic heart. All fits perfectly together and a great change from valentine red!!

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  8. How fab is this just love it Jenny :)
    Von ♥

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  9. Such a beautiful card, love the corrugated heart.

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  10. This is beautiful and I'm sure your OH will just love it. I'm a great fan of Treasure Gold and that shrink heart is fab.

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  11. Stunning! And I don't think it's traditional at all - it's really fresh.

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  12. Gorgeous card, I love the way you have centred your elements, my melt pot does need cleaning out so I must think what to do with my amber and bitty liquid. xx Flora

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  13. This is an absolutely breathtaking card Jenny! So beautiful! I'll have to try this layering technique. I can definitely use some help in that area.

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  14. Gorgeous texture on your corrugated cardboard, and the card as a whole is simply lovely - so many delights and details - beautiful work, Jenny!
    Alison x

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  15. Hi Jenny, This card is so beautiful, the lovely neutral colours you have used, and the gorgeous UTEE heart, absolutely beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  16. Hi Jenny, At first glance this may seem understated, but my goodness you have included stunning stunning techniques here. I think this is my favourite of your cards ever and its design is very well thought out and done beautifully.

    I hope that you are doing well. Big hug, Nicola x

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  17. A gorgeous creation, that caramel heart is stunning and so is your background. Since you got messy making it you should enter it into Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hope you are not doing too much....... Hugs, Anne x

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  18. Just beautiful. I love that white corrugated cardboard - yum MM x

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  19. Delicious Jenny, such a gorgeous work of art that is right up my street. Love the techniques and collage design.
    Hope you are home and everything is ok.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  20. Love this card........it has SO much dimension to it......makes you want to just touch it!
    Happy Valentines!

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  21. Fantastic project, love everything about it.
    This looks quite " plain " for you but when you look right into this there are loads for different elements.
    I love it
    Hope you are well
    Hugs

    Patricia. xxx

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  22. This is just soooo gorgeous! Total bliss and so inspiring as always. I have just bought myself my first ever metallic stain so am looking forward to using it after seeing what you have done here. Am very tempted by the challenge too! As you know hearts and lace is very much my fav thing! Love and hugs Laura xxxxxxxx

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  23. Love everything on this creation...love the background idea Jenny! And your brown heart is fab!

    bye for now, Alie :-)

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  24. Jenny I adore this card ! I love the layers and all the different embellies you've used, am definitely going to try the shrink plastic in the melting pot technique ! Sue C x

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  25. I love the hearts on the cardboard. They are so pretty, I really adore this style of card.
    Hugs Kelly

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  26. Gorgeous card!!! The heart is beautiful...like a piece of amber! Love the corrugated!

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  27. Jenny, this is a gorgeous card! Love that UTEE heart and all the texture and layers! Hugs!

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  28. What a fabulous combination of texture and subtle colour Jenny. I thought the heart may have been a piece of sea glass and I was thinking how extraordinary to find a heart. BUT you can make them - that's even better!
    A wonderful piece of art to admire this morning Jenny. Thank you!

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  29. Such a stunning creation and that amber heart is something to fall in love with - WOW.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  30. Wow Jenny, this is amazing! Love the soft background and that corrugated heart! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  31. What a beautiful card Jenny, your amber heart is stunning, and I too am a lover of corrugated card. I must dig out my distress stains too 'cos your background is perfect. Have a very happy weekend xx

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  32. Jenny, this is a delightful card. Love the colours, textures and lace. Your amber heart looks like toffee. Gorgeous. Sounds like an appealing technique to use.... one I'll be checking out and experimenting with. have a great weekend, cheers, Di

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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