Monday, 11 February 2013

Monday and the start of another chilly week

Morning folks,

I hear that many places have had more snow over the weekend and I do feel so sorry for the residents in the north eastern states of the U.S. as they've had HUGE amounts of snowfall coming close on the heels of the recent storms and floods and must still be reeling from the effects of those. Stay safe everyone.

I'd also like to welcome another new follower, Lorraine, thanks for stopping by - hope you will be back from time to time too

If you saw my post yesterday you will know that I started a project but kept picking up materials with extended "drying times" and simply ran out of time yesterday ......... here's how it ended up, but I nearly had a very different ending! see further down my post for the alternate card look

Materials used:
  • 15cm square 300 gsm, scallop edged white card and matching sized envelope
  • 14cm square black card
  • 13½cm square white card.
  • Stamposaurus radiant stencil and basics modelling paste applied through the stencil using a plastic spatula and set aside to dry
  • Hobbycutz 3mm wooden laser cut heart
  • Flitter glue brushed liberally over the heart and Sparkle 'n Sprinkle red tomato tinsel glitter sprinkled - set aside to dry
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries "smooshed" on to a craft sheet and spritzed and then sprinkled with Perfect Pearls powder in an opalescent pearl colour.  The whole white panel was then used to "mop up" the D.I./mica from the craft sheet and then set aside to dry
At this point it looked like this ....

Looking good but a bit too bland, huh? At this point I laid it out in card format and thought noooooooooo - it so nearly ended up in the round recycling receptacle but, no, I don't like to admit defeat and carried on - a case of more is more!

This is nearly how it ended up!

Further materials used:
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot, applied using a cosmetic sponge
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink and then the panel coloured with aged mahogany ink which was left on the sponge.
  • 3D foam pads used to attach the sentiment panel
  • Aleene's tacky glue applied to the reverse of the glittered heart
The card was set aside to dry before photographing! Rubbish light so I hope that you can still appreciate the sheen from the mica powders and the twinkle of the tinsel glitter

The above card is going to be entered for the following challenges:
  1. Pan Pastels blog where the challenge is "LOVE and ROMANCE" and also
  2. Pink Gem Challenge blog where their challenge is "HEARTS/VALENTINE"

Have a great Monday and an even better week - it's half term in some places and nearly half term in others so you COULD be having a very busy or quiet week!


Lacelady said...

A lot of work on this one, to get all that colour and texture, but it works for me. No, you didn't go over the top, its just more than you usually do!

scrappyjacky said...

Perfect for an anniversary.

Debs M said...

looks great Kathy - just started snowing here x

Lilian said...

Great card kathy I like how it ended up, Hugs

Kobie Fouche said...

Kathy I absolutely love it...getting so excited...I bet you going to blow my socks of in future...

Denise said...

Hi Kathy, Wow it is fantastic! I love your card. It is a piece of art!!

Craftyrose said...

You're not wrong about the chilly week my friend It's brrrrr!! What a fabby creation dear Kathy. xx

catherine said...

This is fantastic kathy and love the effect of it.
x catherine

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the colours and the texture.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Brenda Brown said...

Yay a fabulous outcome to all those drying sessions, love it. Have a great week and thanks for linking to PanPastel UK this week,
hugs {brenda} x0x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous and worth waiting for! I knew it would be!

Katiejane said...

Good for you, I hate being defeated too and your final design looks perfect!

My name is Wynneth said...

No snow here in Cornwall, unlike many other areas of the UK.

What a most splendiferous and vibrant design kathy, I love it !


Crafty_Fairie said...

Really fantastic card thanks for joining this week at PanPastel Uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge
with your beautiful card.

Pam x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the patterns and textures. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx