Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Hearts Revisited!

This is my second card for TSTR challenge this week which is Sweet Hearts.
I am soooooo very pleased with the finished result.
Ain't she pretty?

I am in love with the crochet edging I did on the vintage valentine image!

This close up shots show the detail a little better.
I just adore the crochet flowers so decided to make a rosette and add it to my creation.
My main background paper is covered in the prettiest little pink and green
butterflies so I had to add some of my own for dimension.
I cut them on my expression, distressed the edges, painted them with sparkly nail polish
and glued on some little pink pearls.
This card was very time consuming to make but
I think the end results were worth the effort.  

As usual, I am running behind so gotta run!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time, 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Heart

TSTR's challenge this week is Sweet Hearts.

... please create a card or project using HEARTS and any additional inspiration from the photo -- colors of pink, green, brown & neutral, doilies, polka dots, flowers, lace, ribbons ... OR ALL!

I wanted my card to be soft and feminine and I think I have accomplished that.

I had intented my card to be pink but, when printing out my paper for the background frame
of the scrollwork, it came out looking more of a mute shade of purple.
As I am low on ink for my printer I went with that color.

Once I had finished my layout it looked rather void of color so I added some lavender lace
I had in my stash and lightly dusted the white ribbon rosettes with a lavender chalk ink.
It's a shame it doesn't show up better in the pictures but, the background paper and the ribbon
I used have a glittery effect. The card is so much prettier in person.

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Until next time,