Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Love is in the Air

Hi everyone! Since Christmas is so last year now, I have moved on to some Valentines ;) This card came about from me just playing around with some scrap paper. I ended up transferring the idea on to some water colour paper and created a card with it because it's not generally the type of card that I make - virtually flat ;)

I started by using my spellbinders heart die to cut out a heart shape and then set the heart aside and only used the scrap of paper that it came from. I then used it as a mask to create the heart with some sponges and inks onto the water colour paper. I used two Stamping Bella stamps on this card (Love is in the Air and Valentine Sprig with Birdie) and stamped the Valentine Sprig with Bird right over top of my sponged heart and coloured it from there.

The heart was then shaded with some chalks and I applied a thin coat of stickles to the hanging hearts to spruce up the card a bit. I used the Love is in the Air stamp and cut out the words to individually place on the card to fill up some of the space. I don't generally do this but I quite like the look :D

Since it's after Christmas now, it's time to get started with the 2011 edition of Bellarific Fridays! We are back on January 14th and the sketch above is your challenge :) I thought that you all might like a little bit of a head start so ladies....start your engines and go! Don't forget to email Emily ( your creation for a chance to win some bella bucks and for your card to appear over at Bloggabella :D

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stamping Bella - Love is in the Air and Valentine Sprig with Birdie
Paper: Black, Pink, Water Colour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink, Rose, Mambo, Eggplant
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Heart Dies, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, Stickles, Prismas, Gamsol, Ribbon, Chalk, Dimensionals. Stickles