Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hearts & Dots


Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

This card started life as a bit of fun background building, messing about with hearts and dots. I tried a bit of generation stamping with the hearts, misting the dot fade stencil, using gelatos on the stencil, using gelatos with the dauber and flicking the solution from the stippling brush. Flicking was my favourite, even if it was a tad messy!

Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

Once I had the background stamped I really wanted to use it as a one-layer CAS card. I covered a small area with gesso and stamped the post box. I used some more gesso under the letter but didn't want to wait for it to dry so I used my heat gun for added texture (My story and I'm sticking to it!). I coloured the image with the gelato/mist solution adding more colour or black ink as required.



Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

This was a lot of fun and I hope to find more time to experiment with all the textures.

Challenges:
The Card Concept Challenge #3: Use Monochromatic Pink
Lawnscaping Challenge #75: Dots & Hearts
One Layer Simplicity Challenge #2: Can You Repeat That?

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/02/challenge-3-use-monochromatic-pink.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/2014/02/lawnscaping-challenge-75-dots-and.htmlhttp://onelayersimplicitychallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/02/one-layer-simplicity-challenge-2-can.html




Supplies  
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love, You've Got Mail, Into the Woods
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Luxe Love Letter
Dies etc: Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, corner rounder
Paper: White card from stash 
Highlights: Glimmer mist Pink Poodle, Wink of Stella, white enamel, gesso, Blood Orange Gelato


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!



8 comments:

  1. I do love the background you have created Grá, such gorgeous visual texture. The mailbox and sentiment are perfect with it. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

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  2. What a cute card! I love all the little hearts and the mailbox! Darling!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

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  3. Love the layered background - this is something I don't think I could ever do - but I love the look of it when I see others doing it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  4. Love the layering of textures on this. Such a pretty card!

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  5. Oh gosh this is so cool!
    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping.

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  6. Fab card, Grá - love the multiple layering - great textures.

    Julie :o)

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  7. Wow! All your texture and movement is impressive. A very clever card.
    Heather T

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