... is in the air! That's the theme over Frilly and Funkie this time around. I was really in the mood to make a mixed media style card today, so that's what I did!
Since French is said to be the language of love, I started with a page from the vintage French dictionary I picked up at an Antiques mall in Maine recently.
I spread on a thin layer of heavy gesso with a pallet knife, sponged on Distress inks in several colors, and added some random polka dots and French text stamping with Archival ink.
I have been wanting the Wendy Vecchi Vintage Lace stamp since I first saw it. I finally got, and I love it as much as I thought I would! This is the result of my first stamping, on white paper with Hickory Smoke DI, with various Distress Inks sponged on. I fussy cut the edges, before realizing that I could make a cut file and have my Silver Bullet cutter do all the work. That's how I did the pink shadow layer.
My older daughter is home for the weekend, and joined me in the craft room to do some knitting while I "worked". We brainstormed about how to embellish the card, and came up with these things:
I cut the corrugated heart with my Silver Bullet cutter (What can't this fabulous machine cut?!) and added some inks and bead gel medium. I made the fleurs-de-lis (French again. See what I'm doing?) using a silicone mold and hot glue. A bit of Distress Paint and Archival ink highlight the design. Some twine fibers, a loop of wire and an Idea-ology pin with a chit chat sticker round out the embellishments.
I could give this card to my wonderful husband, but I think I'll just display it instead. It's not really his style, and I'll get to spend more time in the craft room making him another!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!