Sunday, 27 January 2013

Share Some Love at FSC


Yes with the build up to Valentine's Day we are asking you to share some love at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and in more ways than one. Firstly we would love to see your current Valentine or Love project (don't forget it must include 'real' stamping as the main part of your project) and secondly we are asking all our entrants to share some love by commenting on the person who entered the challenge before them. Great fun eh?


Joanna and I are sharing the hostess spot for the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today and we have kept this title open so that you can enter not only Valentine projects, but any other design that shows you are sending or giving someone your love.


I stuck with a Valentine for my dear hubbie, but have not used red!!


I wanted to do a tutorial for this card, unfortunately time ran out, but I think you could call this a mini tut as the photos and my explanation should be enough for you to re-create your own should you wish to. This is my version of a shadow box card.


This gives you the template to make for yourself, should you want to.

I have used vintage photo, walnut stain, frayed burlap and brushed corduroy distress inks with biscotti perfect pearls mist to create the backings. 


Can you see what stamps I have bought? .... yes the Mini Blueprints 2 (and 3 lol) and used the '14' and 'love' on the front 


but also a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's 'Love to make Art' set behind. 


I cut the word Love from a mover and shaper to make my own stencil and used vintage photo and a brown pen to create that centre piece. 


As you can see cupid is chasing the hearts which seem to be floating away and I used some ribbed card and a couple of oddments for the other hearts. These were all also dipped in the distress ink and perfect pearls to keep the continuity of colours and shimmer.

The box was made by deciding how big I wanted the frame to be, in this case 13 1/2 cms and then I added 2 cms to each side. I used my Score Pal to score the outside two lines, 1 cm apart. I cut each corner, as show above, so that these would all fold back and create tabs to adhere the corners together and create some strength.


Ken doesn't look at my blog so he won't see this until Valentine day.


WE have a Guest Designer at FSC today and I am happy to say it is my sister Chris, who has just started a blog. Thanks Sis for joining us today and sharing your fabulous projects. If you would like to see what she is making at the moment you can find her at Imagination and Inspiration, and although she has crafted for years this her first venture into blogland and is still learning the ropes LOL.

I had another fabulous day yesterday with the amazing Andy Skinner and a continuation of the technique workshops at the Stamp Attic. When I have finished all five and got a book of techniques, I might be able to show you some of what we are doing. But there will not be a finished project to show.

Have a great Sunday, thanks for being part of my artistic journey and visiting, I really appreciate reading your comments.

Hugs {brenda} x0x

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34 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I am totally blown away by this, Brenda. Your sepia tones are just fabulous. It looks like you stamped on canvas or some type of fabric, which is absolutely gorgeous. Love the cupid and hearts cut from the corrugated cardboard too. An absolute masterpiece of a Valentine!

Hugs,
Linda

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the sepia tones and the aperture is fabulous. Great text in the centre and I love the hearts and Cupid . Tracy x

Amy Yingling said...

Brenda,
What an absolutely stunning card, thanks for explaining how you made it I am going to give it a try!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
What an absolute delight for the eyes this box is, your pic is picking up purple tones on your hearts which is a wonderful contrast to your earthy palette. The design has great composition, with wonderful textures that all add to this stunning piece of work.
I am very impressed with what you have created.
Smiles:)
Sue

inkypinkycraft said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, full of vintage yumminess, gorgeous tones and wow just love it! tracex

Ephemera said...

Mmmmm this is scrummy, I always struggle with masculine cards and this is vintage and romantic but absolutely perfect for a man, brilliant. xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the sepia tones and the shadow box is stunning ! Sue C x

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, wow your hubby is in for a treat with this gorgeous card. Love the subtle colours you've used, a really different look to the traditional red. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Redanne said...

Love the way Cupid looks like he is running after those gorgeous hearts. The stamps you have used and the beautiful muted tones give a true vintage feel to your gorgeous box card. Anne x

Meggymay said...

Love the sepia tones, the stamps are fantastic, a perfect card for a bloke.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

Wow! Ken will treasure this work of love! Brenda, I love the sepia tones. Love the cupid and hearts and every little detail! How wonderful to have another class with Andy Skinner! I am still thinking of doing one of his online classes. Just love his work! Have a great Sunday and off to visit your sister, who I did follow the other day! Hugs!

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, I echo all above - stunning card with a brilliant design and sense of movement. Especially love the inverse 'LOVE'. Very clever techniques as ever. Your hubbie will be a happy bunny! Nicola x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful Brenda! a wonderful artwork is this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A breathtaking card with wonderful elements. It's perfect for Valentine's day.

Eileen said...

Adore this Brenda ... lovely work indeed!! xx

lynne said...

Brenda
The absence of red doesn't detract from the sentiment of love and partnership.
A stunning, stunning creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

Hi Brenda wow this is stunning I love the colours in fact i love everything about it hugs hun xxx

Annie said...

Wow Brenda........this is a fab textured piece and I so love the colours. The addition of the hearts is perfect.

TFS

Annie x

Karin said...

this is fabulous, love it!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love love LOVE your card for your hubby! The cherub too my breth away with his amazing texture. Love how you've used the #14 blueprint too, Ms. Enabler. Off to see Chris's blog!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love love LOVE your card for your hubby! The cherub too my breth away with his amazing texture. Love how you've used the #14 blueprint too, Ms. Enabler. Off to see Chris's blog!

2amscrapper said...

a wonderful card, indeed--love the color palette and the stamps and hearts.

Fliss said...

A real stunner Brenda. The vintage sepia tones are fabulous and the stamping and all that texture just gorgeous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

catherine said...

This is just stunning Brenda and just love the natural look and those images. So glad you had a good workshop and can't wait to see your finished work
x catherine

Juls said...

wowzer!! such a stunning work of art! Hugs Juls

Mrs.B said...

This is one stunning Valentines card!
Absolutely LOVE IT! so much detail and I love the colour. Thanks for the mini tutorial.
Avril xx

Gio said...

This is so lovely Brenda. And more special because it' s not red!

Ooohh the mini blueprints...

Buttons said...

LOVE this Brenda. Having that dimension has made all the difference to your card. And I love your choice of colours for this. Beautifully vintage. Hugs, Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, and even more so in real life, with the Biscotti spray. A fitting card for Ken, especially after all his efforts in the new craft room. Thank you so much for leaving me the pattern,

Lucy x

Debbie said...

This is incredible Brenda.Absolutely love what you've made.Beautiful sentiment and love the sepia natural look.Hope you're okay.Hugs Debbie x

Chris Warner said...

Love everything about this card, the colours, the design, the depth. Another stunning piece. Keep them coming [g]. Chris xxx

Anita Houston said...

Love this! Fab design! Love the group of hearts!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...funny, I didn't even notice the absense of red and it just oozed romance all over! Your hubby is indeed in for a treat.
Dot x

Shirl said...

Stunning doesn't do this project justice. Not even amazing, speechless really because it is so so gorgeous. Lucky Ken.

Hugs Shirley x x