Friday, February 11, 2011

Antique Heart

The image we played with this week for the Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps challenge SO reminded me of  a Valentine box of chocolates!  I couldn't decided what to do with this card - make a chocolate box? or a valentine?  So I compromised with myself (can one person do that?) and used the colours for the chocolate box idea, and added frilled lace for the valentine! 

Ingredients: Cardstock - SU!; Paper - Kaisercraft; Stardust Pens - Sakura; Paper Flowers - Bizzy Bec's; scrap lace.

The heart image was coloured with red and gold stardust pens, and a water brush... since the gold came out on the 'antique' side, of colour, I decided to go with olive green for the rest of the card.  I cut a wide strip of patterned paper and fixed scalloped lace to the back, then fixed it down the centre of the card.  I then added pearls along the paper to finish the edges.

The lace I used was quite wide, and had two different edges (I had already used the other edge on another card)...  I didn't like the scallop edge of the lace running round the heart, so I used the rough cut edge instead...  as I adhered the lace to the card, I was pleating it to give it a  frilly look.  I fixed the heart to the card with foam tape, and arranged the rose and buds in behind the heart.  Although there is still room for a sentiment, I like it as is. Thanks for peepin'!

3 cared to share!:

Kathie said...

Nicely done on the compromise! Turned out really lovely Pauline! Thank you for joining us at Designed2Delight.

Sherrie Conner said...

This is wonderful!! I am lovin' the lace and pearls! Cute creation! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Designed2Delight! :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What a good compromise you made. It is really lovely, a cute creation.

Greet from Holland