Today is another fun challenge over at Heather Hudson's new challenge blog at My Artistic Adventures! The theme this time is "Anything Goes," and since we still have a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day, and since I still have several more cards to make, that is what I've done for this challenge!
I've used several of Heather's collage sheets from her Etsy shop, but first I'll start with the background layer for this card. I wanted just the right background for the darling image (Vintage Valentine Postcard set) and postage stamp layer (Vintage Pink Stamp Base set), and regular card stock just wasn't working for me, nor were any of the various printed papers I had on hand. So...I used a napkin. I used the tissue paper technique and decoupaged a crumpled piece of a bright, colorful napkin to a layer of kraft card stock, covered it with a layer of white gesso, rubbed most of it off with a damp cloth and then ever so lightly rubbed on a bit of gold Rub 'N' Buff over that. Just enough to highlight the highest points. I finished off the layer with a bit of gold glitter glue around the edges.
This is the napkin, very tropical and colorful and just perfect for the technique. (I first separated the colorful top layer of the napkin from the rest of the layers so it would be easier to work with.)
Here is a close up of the two layers mentioned above, plus the cute curvy banner (Victorian Vintage Banners) and the letters for the greeting (Vintage Alphabet Text Boxes), all found in Heather's shop. Talk about versatile sets.
I made the double bows on my little homemade bow maker and topped them with a little heart made from real tree bark and a snippet of hemp twine. I edged the heart with a bit more of the gold Rub 'N' Buff just because.
And here's the inside. The "pie!!" is so that the recipient will know that I want him or her to be my "Sweetie Pie." I also used one of the smaller images from the aforementioned postcard set (see? Very versatile!) and a piece of ribbon left over from the bow on the front.
And that is my challenge card for today. Thank you for joining me and do stop by Heather's blog to see what the other designers have created for you. And don't forget to play along! Anything Goes!!
Sugar Creek Hollow #79 - Love and Adore
Fussy and Fancy #106 - Vintage
Eclectic Ellapu - Texture
613 Ave. Create #57 - Anything Goes (optional: use felt)
Pile It On #5 - Add Ribbon
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade bow