Well I think we might all be glad to see the back of January we have lost soo many people not a good start to the year! but on a much much brighter note I had a lovely afternoon yesterday at my youngest grandson's first birthday party. I can't believe he is walking and one already the time has flown by very quickly.
We have also had a few days up in our favourite place on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomand and I was a very good girl and didn't go to the craft shop near Glasgow airport
Have you seen all the entries on last month's challenge say it with flowers - WOW obviously a very popular theme we have had so many entries and I would like to thank all of them for taking the time and trouble to join us I have no idea how I am going to pick my top five
Anyway this month's theme LOVE
I decided as I am so busy at the moment I would kill two birds with one stone and make a card that would do as a valentine card for Grumpy so I decided to give my stamping stuff an airing.
the hearts are from wee folk wedding set
the couple are from the very first wee folk set
I was very good this month and took lots of pics as I went along ....but I can't find them anywhere?
Anyway I used the square stencil framer towards the corner of my stencil card and used a light coating of barn door distress ink. then I dried it, added some anti static. I stamped Love in black archival in the middle of the square
I then used versamark and clear powder randomly over the rest of the square (having replaced the stencil) now because I had added barn door first these words are not white but a paler red in real life.
When it was all dry and I added more barn door to give a deeper colour and of course the embossing added as a resist. I went around the edges with aged mahogany to add a bit of shade.
for the rest of the stamping I used black and red geranium archival . Black sharpie pen around the edge and mat and layered.
Right I am off to take another shot at picking my top five !!