Thursday, 12 February 2015

Artful Times - Romance

I am absolutely delighted to be guest designer at Artful Times for their next two challenges!  The first one is Romance.


I sprayed the background card with water then added various colours of Distress Ink letting them merge before I dried with a heatgun.  I added some more water and dried again.  I did the same for the sentiment piece which is on oval die cuts and popped up on foam tape.  The stamping is all done with Versafine embossed with clear powder. The stamps are mainly from Vintage Hearts by Creative Expressions although a couple of the smaller hearts are from other sets.  I added some twine and a wooden heart painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and a punched heart in the centre.  They are also 3 punched hearts round the sentiment.  The large key is made using a Sizzix die called Key to my Heart.  I cut it out of black card then embossed it twice with Versamark and clear powder.   The is also Eucalyptus Stickles added to the card for sparkle.  I am going to give this to my husband for Valentines day - I hope he likes it!

I am really chuffed that Artful Times asked me to be guest designer.  Thank you so much!  It would be awesome if you could visit their fabulous blog and, if possible, join in the challenge - they really would love your support!

Thank you so much for visiting me - I so love it when you do and truly value your comments!

Have a wonderful day and take care!  Christine xxx

16 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Firstly, congratulations on your GDT Chris well deserved. Your card is so striking and a perfect masculine Valentine card. I love the alternative colours! Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

Well done on your appointment as Guest Designer. This is a stunning card.

Love Chrissie

Jacee said...

Very bright and cheerful, a lovely card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations on your GD spot!
You achieved beautiful colours here for this romantic theme!

Neet said...

There we are - up on both blogs and looking great! Thanks for this lovely card Chris, proud to have you with us for the month of February.
Hugs, Neet xx

Redanne said...

I bet he will love it! The background you created is quite stunning... Congratulations on your GD spot too. Hugs, Anne xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is so vibrant and beautiful Christine!
Thank You and Congrats to you indeed ;)

Craftyfield said...

You've managed a riot of colours without making mud and it's a nice change from red and pink. Love all the stamping, it's a beautiful card! Congrats on your GDT.

Scrapmate said...

Ooh what a fabulous background. I love the vibrancy of the colours - they are perfectly set off by the black.

Heather T said...

I love all that gorgeous background colour.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gratulation to your GD job, I wish you fun. The first creation is a brilliant colored art work, I love the composition, well done, I'm excited!
Big hugs Anja

Marina said...

What fabulous depth of colour on this great creation. Congrats on the GDT spot.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Chris ... what a striking card! The colours are so wonderfully vibrant and all the detailing is fabulous! Bet your DH loved it! Anita :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the bright colors! Great collage piece, love all the hearts. An A+ for you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing, Christine!! They are lucky to have you! This card is so vibrant and such a great design! I love how you achieved the awesome colors and need to give that a try myself!! I'll bet Darren loved it!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie said...

Such a gorgeous card, Chris. Those colours are so striking.
Congratulations on being the guest designer - you deserve it. Jx