Zoe says, "It's time to let cupid draw his paintbrush and create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word "LOVE" somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail."
While I don't have trouble making masculine projects, I think it's a challenge to make a Valentine card for my husband. I want it to be romantic but not fluffy, so perhaps some hearts with some deterioration are in order.
The large heart was made with the two piece layered Spellbinder Vines of Passion die. I made the largest heart by tracing around the largest of the dies and cut it free hand. I dipped both the vine-y heart and the solid one behind it in Distress Oxides/water puddles, dipping and drying until I was happy with it. The stenciled heart background panel was also colored in this fashion. I spread crackle paint on the vine-y heart thinly, and thickly through the hearts stencil on the background, allowing it to dry on it's own. When it was dry, I highlighted the cracks with Prima's Color Clay Artisan Powder. Linda sells these powders in her shop in many different colors, and I'm looking forward to trying out more colorful versions.
After brushing off the excess powder, I swiped just the tiniest bit of White Gold Metallic Wax over the crackling. This looks so rich and shimmery in real life, adding just a touch of elegance to an otherwise grungy design. Sadly, some of the crackle from the large vine-y heart chipped off when I added the Color Clay powder, so before adding the wax, I sealed the large heart with a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish to prevent further damage. I kind of like the chipped look. I probably could have used Distress Collage medium, but I'm trying to finish off an old bottle of the Ultra Matte.
The rusty lace is cut from card stock and painted similarly.
+-I altered the index clips with paint, crayons and alcohol ink and filled them with Remnant Rubs to express my love.
I backed the panel with another card stock layer painted to look rusty. I'm really tickled pink to be using my new Prima Distress Tool gifted to me by my lovely and uber talented BFF and Frilly teamie, Autumn, to get some of that rusty crusty look to my silver elements! Thank you so much, Autumn!
And thank YOU for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for even more LOVE-ly inspiration from both the Frilly and the Funkie girls. Then it's over to you! We invite to you to play along in the “All You Need is Love” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, February 13th.
The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from the gallery. Our favorite artist will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.Wow! There's plenty of reason to play along!
I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
Thank you for your visit and lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!