I hope you have all kept warm, cozy and safe over this weekend. We don't have snow any longer, just wet mucky slush. I just hope it does not freeze.
It is the start of a new theme for us at Make My Monday, and what else could it be for February, but Romance. And this week we want to see Love Letters; verse or text on your project.
Please pop across to the challenge blog - there is some fabulous inspiration.
This is my take on the theme.
The base card is Co-ordinations )not sure what shade of pink it is. I have distressed the edges and inked them with DI walnut stain. The spot paper is from a Graphics 45 pad, and again this has been distressed and edged with walnut stain,. I then sprayed them with Tattered Angels Gold Irridescent spray. I then took a piece of card which was coloured with DI in spun sugar pumice stone, with worn lipstick around the edge. Again it was distressed and edged with walbut stain. I also dripped water over the card to mottle it slightly. My main image is B Line designs which stamped in coffee archival ink and coloured with pencils. This was masked and overstamped with text - a Studio 490 stamp from a set - in pumice stone and worn lipstick. The pattern around the edge is from a Stempelglede set as is the Carte Postale stamp in the top corner. The sentiment is from a Studio 490 set. The swirls are cut with Marianne Designs dies and coloured with DI over the pink card. For the heart, I stamped the Paper Artsy heart on to pink card in worn lipstick and then cut it out with a matching die. A matching heart from a piece of Clearly for Art was cut and had some stamping added in coffee. The two pieces were then glued together and heated so it could be bent slightly. I do wish I had not put the coffee stamping on it though. Flowers, lace and brads from stash.
Oh dear - I do seem to have gone on a bit about all the stages in this card.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Valentine / love
The Stamp Man - Embellish It
The Artistic Stamper - Hearts
The Sunday Stamper - Hearts
Come and Get it Challenge - Love
Let's Ink It Up - Lace and Ribbons - I have ribbon threaded through the lace.
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Show love
Sweet Stampin' - The One I love
We have a fabulous sponsor this month - Marianne Design - with a prixe that I am sure anybody would want to win.
All you have to do for a chance to win this gorgeous set of craftiness is to enter some of our challenges this month and as the theme is such a great one, that shouldn't be too difficult!
I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,