Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy Valentines Day!

A little bit late I know but I just thought I would pop in and show you Hubby's card.

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 paint
I 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!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges

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


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag love the hearts and the lovely colours. Glad you had a good day. Hugs Valerie
Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More.

Helen said...

fabulous card, hope you've had a lovely day.

Almo said...

Great card Chris, the scrap piece of corrugated card looks fabulous on the tag, I like the way you 'throw' the gesso at it:) The heart looks great too. Glad you are on the mend. Mo x

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you are feeling a little better now Chris. This is a fantastic card for you OH.
Yvonne xx

Barb said...

Oh this is lovely Chris. What great texture and colour. It looked like a lot of fun to do.

I'm glad to hear that you are beginning to feel much better and sleeping better too. Barbxx

butterfly said...

Great texture and detailing, Chris - a really original Valentine.

Glad to hear things are moving in the right direction, and I hope recuperation continues swiftly and smoothly.
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

The textures are just so gorgeous and how wonderful you were able to use the MDF heart for your hubby's card. Again, apologies for the delay in mailing it to you.
The colours are so lovely and isn't it fun when something which was headed for the bin was rescued and incorporated into a beautiful creation!
Glad to read you are feeling better, here's to a good week ahead for you.

My name is Erika. said...

Really beautiful card. I love how you made it with all those non-traditional Valentine's Day materials. Glad you are feeling better too! :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL Chris! Glad to hear that you feel better and better! Best wishes !
oxo Susi

Zoe Hillman said...

Great card! Love the texture to the heart and the stenciling. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for the "Love is in the Air" challenge.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My weekend company is finally asleep, so I thought I'd stop by while I'm still coherent. I'm delighted you are feeling better. That makes me feel good.

This is a beautiful card, and I'm sure Tony appreciated it. I want to know what "hair cement" is, because I've never heard of it. Not sure I want to know (grin) because it doesn't sound like something I would ever buy.

Again, love the card.

Sara Barker said...

Chirs wonderful grungy valentine for your hubby; I'm sure he was as head over heels with this as he is with you! I love the textures you've created both visually and tactile-y on the corrugated board, heart and background. I am loving that heart, and hope there may be a tutorial on that product you mentioned--never heard of that! So happy your recovery is taking the positive route!

Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Big Hugs! Sara Emily DT

sirkkis said...

Better late than never... nice tag.
Have a happy week,
hugs xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful creation! The tag is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Wonderfully done !!

Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Redanne said...

So pleased to hear that you are on the mend Chris, just take it one day at a time! Love this grungy piece, the corrugated card looks fabulous and I just love the way you treated the heart, it looks wonderfully textural!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Grungy Love' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

JoZart Quilts said...

Glad to hear that you are on the road to A1! Keep on getting better.
Your Valentine for Tony is fabulous and I know he would appreciate it. Loved reading and seeing all the stages towards the finished product too.
love Jo x

chrissie said...

Great news that you are feeling allot better and how lovelythatyoumadethis wonderful card for your hubby

Love Chrissie xx

Sandy said...

So wonderful - love the texture. I got a kick out of the way you put it all together and showed us the finished product at the end! Your tutorial was as good as your card!
Sandy xx

Ruth said...

Hi Chris, what a lovely textured card and I think plenty of messy play must have happened. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

Cec said...

Fabulous Valentine with lots of great texture created with such fun items such as the corrugated cardboard and the textile fibres. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Buttons said...

Chris this is so beautiful! Loving the use of texture. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Team Clark said...

WHAT a cool tag, this is awesome!

Nancy Dynes said...

What a gorgeous card, Chris! A vintage inspired beauty! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Amanda said...

Love all the different textures, great card. Thanks got sharing with us st MMW this month
Amanda x

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is fabulous Chris, I love all those layers and wonderful texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media World, hugs Debs xx