Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day .... or Bah Humbug! (Depending on your point of view!)

Today I thought that I would blog a Valentine's card. I started with a piece of mixed media card (from Daler Rowney) a broken trellis stencil and some grunge paste. I taped the stencil over the paper and applied the grunge paste using a spatula. Once it was dry I did the same thing with a heart stencil and then when that was dry I used the trellis stencil again, coming from the other side and on top of the heart.
I then took my brushes (sill brushes from Screwfix currently on sale three for £9.59) and using golden open acrylics lightly brushed in colour from the sides (I saw Barbara Gray's demo using canvas board, but wanted to try it out on card first!
Once dry, I scratched out areas with a pokey tool (giving the heart a lighter edge on one side) and then embossed with a small amount of Treasure Gold.
I hope you like it ... my husband did!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x





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18 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

looks awesome!!Thank You for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Guest Designer --Rhonda

Barb said...

Lovely card with wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge!

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations. Louise x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

NanB said...

Awesome technique so many layers of texture and the color saturation is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Left of Center this week! ~Nanette, DT member~

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Love the texture! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Nora N. said...

What a pretty card!! I love the colors you used on it!! Lovely design!!

Gale said...

What a lovely card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our "Hearts Challenge" and we hope to see again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Beth F. said...

Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Heart Challenge! We hope to see you again with the Animal challenge that begins today.
Beth, GDT
Beth's Beauties

Steph said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color and all that texture. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC.

Lou Lou said...

Fabulous card, love the distressed red against the vibrant background, thanks for joining us at LOC, Lou x

Joni Parker said...

Love how you used the modeling paste in layers and how you distressed the heart. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great card! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwww! This is amazing!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Raechelle Bellus said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the step by step and for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Christina Lampropoulou said...

WOW! Stunning!!!!Thank you so much for playing with us at Frosted Designs!