I am feeling a lot better now and am taking note of all the advice you have given about taking it easy. We went out to get the food shop yesterday, and today we went for a short walk down to the river and back. Still having a few problems getting comfortable in bed but sleeping well once I do!!
My card started with a small scrap of corrugated card - it was on it's way to the bin when I saw it would fit on to a tag so I threw some gesso at it to give it a bit more texture.
The tag had a spritz of Distress Stain (Antique Bronze)and a few drops of some pink mica spray that had a dried up nozzle - a quick spritz over with some water and they blended beautifully. Added some lovely script text from a Stampendous Stack Art set.
A combination of Ground Espresso and Tarnished Brass over the corry card...
…and on to the heart, this is one from the wonderful prize I won from Lynne (I will show them to you later in the week)I painted the whole heart with Burnt Umber DecoArt Multi media paint - I then used one of Andy Skinners tricks - passed on to me by Lindsay Mason-hair cement rubbed on to the heart and then painted over with crackle paint tinted with the Burn Umber. Once dry buffed off the crackle paint to reveal the paint underneath then used text randomly over the heart
The Kraft card had some random stamping with a Kaisercraft background stamp..
..a little smudge of Worn Lipstick ink through the doily stencil..
..then some spattering with red acrylic paint and some Picket Fence Distress paintI added some of my specially bought scarf from France to the tag - this has been so useful and cost so little!!
I stamped and fussy cut my greeting
Finally I added some bits and pieces around the tag - mostly from my little scrap box on my desk by now it had gone darker so I had to use my daylight lamp and as we had My Grandson to stay last night I totally forgot that I could have taken another photo this morning!!
Craft Stamper Take it, Make it - Take Technique - Text Me
Stamps and Stencils - Splatter, Spritz and Smoosh
Anything but Cute Challenge where the theme is Grungy Love
Mixed Media World - 'Love is in the Air' is Ingrid's choice of theme
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Spritz and Spray
Country View Challenge - Make your Own Background
Thats Crafty Challenge Blog - First Love
Frilly and Funkie - Love is in The Air
and of course - because it isn't just for Moos - Moo Mania and More where the theme is Hearts
I don't think I have ever entered so many challenges at once but then..I am making up for lost time!!
Thanks for looking, Chris