Sunday, 1 February 2015

It's a Drippy Droppy February

Hello everyone, welcome and happy start to February to you all!
It being the first, time to start new challenges of course. First up, my project for the Countryview Crafts Challenge blog, where the theme is Drips and Drops. Here's my make:
It being February, I could not help but have hearts come into my project, but this is not your ordinary Valentine's card, - it's for someone who recently had their heart broken, but this is to show her that somewhere down the track there may still be hope....

I started with a piece of 6 x 6 Prima paper and added a stencilled heart using Decoart Crackle Paste. When dry and Distressed it all with Decoart Media Antiquing Cream.

This splatty heart seemed perfect for the drips and drops theme, and of course as it was all about broken hearts, these larger size cracks (achieved by adding the paste quite thickly through the stencil with a palette knife) seemed perfect.
To add some further interest, I took another scrap of paper and cut out a cupid with the Tim Holtz mini movers and shapers die. Rather than using the actual cupid itself, I used the piece of paper with the cut out, added some black card to the back and then did some shading with a white Stabilo All pencil to add some depth and shadow to my black little cupid. After all, cupid is breaking hearts here....

Both elements were first mounted on a piece of 7.5 by 7.5" paper and then on an 8 by 8" folded Kraft card blank.
I scruffed the edges, added drips and drops with some Distress Spray inks, some word stickers and tissue tape to finish the card and that was it.

Here are some closeups still:
Some hand scribbling and an Industrious Sticker arrow to tie the different elements together
Some letter stickers mounted on another little scrap of card

The final message, hopefully lifting it all out a bit from the doom and gloom.

I had great fun putting this card together. Do hop over to Countryview Challenges to see what my wonderful talented teamies have created, and of course we all hope you will play along with this fun challenge!!

Thank you so much for visiting like always and I'll be back with another project for Countryview on the 9th.


Adriana B said...

gorgeous valentine's card

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas for this very different take for Valentine's day and I am sure it will be apprciated.

Love Chrissie

Deborah said...

I think you've discovered a gap in the market there, Astrid - Valentine's cards for the broken-hearted. I love the wonderfully moody colouring and that great cupid die.

Claire said...

Love the crackled heart as the focal point of the card. A wonderfully different valentines card X

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s a really cool card, and like someone else here said perfect for those with a broken heart too, that´s always been a bit outside of this, but not anymore. You might have started a new trend here with this beautiful card. It´s really gorgeous and as always sooo erll made in every little detail.

Dorthe said...

I love your Broken Heart card, Astrid, gorgeous with the cracked splashes around the heart ,and the cupid on that wonderful background !!
xox Dorthe

Nikki Acton said...

Busy day for you! Another great make with your amazing textures. Love the composition on this one though and the added words create the story. Nikki xx

Dee Adams said...

This is beautiful Astrid. Dee x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Astrid! Love your splatter heart and I agree, the crackle paste was a perfect choice for that! Love how you used the negative panel of the Cupid, so creative! Just wonderful! hugs :)

Meggymay said...

Awesome card, love the details and the message of hope to those you have lost their love.
Yvonne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous card Astrid and how thoughtful of you to make such a lovely hopeful card for someone with a broken heart. Lovely choice of textures and colours and I love the negative cupid. Stunning! Jennie x

Anneke said...

This looks gorgeous. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Love Anneke.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your layers and textures...there is usually someone who can use a theme as such, sad but true. Thanks for the fun.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Asteid, the crackled heart is lovely and I love the distressed layers too. This will be much appreciated by the recipient . Tracy x

butterfly said...

Splendidly moody and atmospheric - what becomes of the broken-hearted? Well, they'd feel better receiving this work of art for starters!
Alison xx

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
I love your Splatty Heart!
Thank you for designing a unique and interesting piece of work for this theme, it has wonderful elements that are sure to inspire many.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I feel for your friend ... Anyone who has had their heart broken surely would. This is a magnificent piece of art that says it all... At least she has you!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this, absolutely beautiful !
Corrie x

Susie Bentz said...

Fabulous texture - amazing card. *love*

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic creation, great texture and creation.

massofhair said...

The DecoArt crackle is amazing isn't it and i do hope your friend mends her broken heart very soon :-) xxx

Maggie said...

Fabulous mixed media card Astrid great fun challenge I had so much fun playing along CVC drips and drops

Marisa Job said...

Such a lovely card! And a beautiful message!! Hugs!!

Jools Robertson said...

Amazing crackle on your heart and the colour glows from the gorgeous colour palette
Fab drips and drops of colours and textures

Jools x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Your beautiful work of art will help heal your friends heart I am sure Astrid. Absolutely stunning!

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