Red Carpet Studios has posted our next Challenge and yup, you guessed it...it's all about my Achilles heel!
The Challenge: Create a project featuring something you love. Do you have a special somebody? Do you love Valentine's Day paper? Is there a place you love to visit?
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So please head on over to the RCS Challenge Blog and share what you've created with us! I can't wait to see how you have handled this challenge. Here's how I did:
Dark Hearts: It started with an experiment of Scor-Tape. I have the 2" width and I attached it to a scrap piece of cardstock then peeled off the backing to expose the adhesive. Then, I just poured embossing powder (Midnight Violet Obsidian by Lindy's Stamp Gang) over it and heat set it. Scor-Tape is heat resistant so it stands up to the embossing temperature without losing it's stick. I just punched and cut out the heart shapes from there!
I added the black iridescent rhinestones to torn black paper for the "traditional" bit of bling I feel every Valentine's card should have. I outlined my hearts with a white pen to give it a sketchy look.
I stamped the "Love You" banner (Stampin' Up, Itty Bitty Banners) just on the background as I didn't want it to stand out. The background is another experiment. It's watercolor paper that was used as a mop up sheet for my art journal. The stencil is Gears from The Crafter's Workshop. It's a layering of Dylusion sprays (London Blue, Bubblegum pink, and maybe Cherry Pie) and then a layering of white Gesso over the top to lighten it. I think. I often forget how mop up sheets are made and they are just an afterthought while I work on a different project...sooooo I never intend to make them, really.
When I decided to use this sheet I just added the specks of purple paint and the circles stamped with a bottle cap.
The background was attached to a black card (Coredinations) with gel medium. I wanted a heavier glue as the watercolor paper had warped and I wanted it to stay attached to my card base!
This was quite a successful card for me as I think it has the "mixed media" feel I want in my cards. So happy I aspired to the Challenge!
Remember to share your Challenge cards at Red Carpet Studio; I hope to see you there!
"Love! That's the only thing sillier than a Merry Christmas!" --Scrooge, A Christmas Carol