What a week last week was with DT projects and getting all sorted with posts and stuff..I needed a nice long weekend to get over all that and that is exactly what I have been having, as we have a holiday today [Monday] and it is pouring with rain and has been for 2 days and I LOVE it..
So onto some things to share that I have been doing..
Valentine, the month of love so got busy and made a few cards, sort of grunge but not really..
Made my backgrounds first with sprays..
cut out hearts with gold foil papers off the butter...
And die cut oval from my background papers..
Until I had a lovely lot to play with...
This word die is from my stash and been a great one to use this year...cut it several times in white then layered up and topped it with the gold glitter...
Made some panels from Manilla office folders as I ran out of kraft...
and cut smaller squares with gold strip wrapping paper, found that in my cupboard..
and made fancy edges with my scissors..
Then inked up and made a mess of my "kraft panels"
Things did not improve...
splattered these wrapping paper panels and that didn't go too well either..
Stenciled on some coral coloured paste....
And they turned out alright after all...
Got all my love die cuts sorted out though..
Then finally things went to plan and all ready for putting together...
All up I made 8 cards...
They came together so well..embellished with die cut hearts, left overs,
splattered some more...
Sort of grungy...
All matched up with envelopes and into cellophane bags then off to my son's shop..
All these card were 4 1/4 x 5 1/2..
I usually like bigger cards as the postage is relatively the same, but enjoy this size too..
Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow..
Challenges to enter....
Dragonfly Dreams [Love]
International Art & Soul [All about Love/Hearts]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends [anything goes]
We love to Create [anything mixed media goes]
Hi Chrissy! Loved seeing your process for creating these gorgeous cards!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx
Hi Chrissy, my word you did so well with these, so many and they are all gorgeous, what a process though, I'd need to lie down after all that :))enjoy your rain....you have no idea how that sounds to someone living in UK, haha.xxx
Chrissy fantastic card thanks for the tutorial very helpful. Love Alison xxx
They are all gorgeous, love them. Have a great, new week, hugs, Valerie
Fabulous grungy Valentine cards,love the hearts and all the backgrounds you made
fabulous cards Chrissy!
Wow! What a very stunning set of cards Chrissy! Absolutely love the the texture and "grunge" you've given the layers with your corrugated texture and splatters! Sounds like a fun day of creating to me!! :)
you have made great cards Chrissy
Stunning creations. Love all your beautiful layers. Anesha
Grungy - exactly the word I was thinking before I read it in your post. This makes it a perfect fit both for the romantic and more unromatic persons out there.
These are gorgeous Chrissy, love the backgrounds you've created and the heart die is so pretty.
Fabulous cards Chrissy, love all the details.
Blimey what a lot of work but hey absolutely fantastic results,so your son has a shop that's great.Best not mention rain to us in The UK ha ha.Hugs xx
Wow!! Chrissy these cards are amazing. The colours and texture are brilliant. Love them all. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx
Love seeing the progress Chrissy.... turned out superb.
Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!
International Art & Soul DT
Wow, what fabulous cards Chrissy...lots of love to go around!! xx
well any sort of art, love love love. xx
Guaranteed, anything you make, regardless of how worried you sound, I know will be wonderful. These cards are really cool!
Fantastic cards Chrissy- love the grungy look and always enjoy your step by step piccies, it's fascinating to watch your beautiful creations come together.
Just back from a few days visiting my brother- we had lots of rain too- 4 days of it- not as happy about it as you are....
WOW how awesome are these cards and just love your creativity in making all your own papers etc. especially that you improvised with butter foils, folders etc. Just brilliant. :) :) Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight. Hugs Mimi xx
Wow, these are absolutely stunning. I just love all of the layers you created. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry, and we hope to see you again.
Donna from Creative Pixie Designs
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team
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