I was thinking the other day about how much life can change in such a short amount of time. If someone would have told a younger high school me that I would move to Canada, marry a sweet and handsome Canadian, work as a mechanical engineer and at night enjoy a hobby of paper crafting...well...honestly...the high school me would have thought that those things were for someone else. Funny how life works out, isn't it? I feel very fortunate for all aspects of my life. Take paper crafting- what a great way to express our inner creativity. And the crafty friends I have met: you all are great! So inspirational and encouraging! This blog is my happy, crafty place in the blogosphere and I am beyond words in appreciation that you all visit this place. Actually, this little blog hit a milestone recently: over 100,000 visits! I believe that calls for a celebration. And a giveaway. :) Giveaway details are on the bottom of this blog post.
The weekly altered playing card continues. Today I am sharing last week's card- Valentine's Day themed. The card had white Gesso applied. After drying Distress Paint in Broken China and Peacock Feathers was applied. I cut a heart out of cardboard, adhered and painted using Festive Berries and Fired Brick paint. The flower was from my stash- Gesso applied and was painted in Scattered Straw and Picket Fence. Black Distress Crackle was applied.
Golden Artist Colors' Extra Heavy Gel was mixed with Scattered Straw and used with Tim Holtz' Hearts stencil.
Several different Tim Holtz stamps were used with Jet Black Archival ink and applied to the background.
White paint was flicked on the card and randomly added to the card corners. True was stamped on Scattered Straw colored paper and adhered as shown.
Very happy with the final result! It is so bright and cheerful...just the way True Love should be.
I hope you liked the Tim Holtz Stencil because that is today's giveaway!
Good luck on the draw! Thank you for stopping by and have a happy crafty day!
This project is entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Upcycle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Shake it up (paint)