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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Shabby Heart

Good morning, brrrrrr its certainly cold here today, perfect crafting weather :-) We had really weird snow yesterday - I've never seen such fine snow, it looked like glamour dust falling. It was sooooo pretty and has left everything all pretty and sparkly this morning.  Hopefully  todays card share will warm the cockles of your heart lol. Its a sample made with a beautiful new stamp from Chocolate Baroque, there are a range for 4 gorgeous clear heart stamps and this one is 'Fuchsia Baroque Heart'

The image is coloured with promarkers and decoupaged, you can see the detail a little better in this photo:


I've matted the image on a doily, coloured with black soot distress ink. The music background was made using Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (available as a great Taster Size), I used a shaped card blank and applied a layer of Matte Multi Medium and then attached the tissue wrap, making sure it was crumpled and creased in places. I added some colour with distress stains (Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick). Once the background was dry I added faux pearls around the edge. The backing papers are by Prima (from the Almanac Collection), coloured with a little worn lipstick distress ink. I've added some black lace and a black organza bow to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me: something new
Crafty Boots: black and a bright colour
Pause Dream Enjoy: use ribbon
Oozak: anything goes plus pink and bling
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: ribbon and flowers

I think Saturday morning is my favourite time of the week, its bliss to be able to potter around in my pjs and not rush off to get the bus for work. 
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for visiting today
Claire xx



12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful make Claire. I love the colours and the background is fabulous......finished off with the gorgeous heart and flowers.

    TFS and hope you keep cosy

    Annie x

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  2. Dramatic and beautiful card Claire.The image gorgeous, coloured and decoupaged so well.
    Beryl xx

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  3. This is stunning Claire. I love the image, the gorgeous framing and the colours look wonderful
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue xx

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  4. The black & white with pink really provides a super background for the fuchsias & the whole is a real eye-catcher with the dimension you created by decoupaging the flowers. the white background of the heart really draws the eye. I particularly like the way the green elements pop too.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. Hi Claire, I love this design (they are all beautiful) but this one is especially gorgeous ! The decoupage work set off the Fuchias. Hope you are enjoying the weekend and the cold snow ! We have a light dusting here as well. Normally we are knee deep in it in January. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  6. Claire...your card is lovely. I love the papers you've used and the colored heart you've used as your focal point. Those flowers are gorgeous and placing the heart against a black doily to frame it is a wonderful idea. Love the die cut piece that you have placed the heart on. Against the predominantly black background, it looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  7. Stunning, the colours are gorgeous and I love how your flowers almost jump off the card.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  8. This is just gorgeous - love the deep colours and the pretty flowers which are popping off the card. Hugs, Claire x

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  9. A really great piece with wonderful colours and lovely stamping! The flowers look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

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  10. A stunning piece of artwork is always Claire.

    It's lovely to see you at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  11. Wow - Love how you added dimension to this by raising parts of the flowers. It adds such a dramatic touch with the rich colors too! So glad you were able to join us for the Oozak January pink + bling challenge!

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  12. Lovely card :-) Very striking!! Thanks for playing along with us at Oozak Challenge! xx

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