As customers were late sending me work, I got a bit of unscheduled play time to have another go with this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge to use the word "love" to make a project by incorporating at least one item that begins with each letter.
One of the things I loved about (the original) CHF was the scrapblocks - 6" square stamps that offered the chance to cover the whole of a cardfront in one go (US card sizes mean that the typical background stamp is slightly short for us Europeans using a standard A6 card and a 6" stamp gets round that issue). Other companies make them now but I think CHF was the first. I pulled out an old one called "love" to use for the "L" on this project and tried to position it so that the word HUGS would be left exposed and other stuff would be guessable if you wanted to go that way!
L - Love Scrapblock stamp
O - Oval and Orange
V - Vases stamp
E - Enamel Accents
The oval was originally just placed on the card but I felt it needed a bit of accentuation so I used a charcoal pencil and smudged around it. The colouring on the vases is a mix of watercolouring with Distress inks and Copics.
Love Scrapblock by CHF (retired)
Vases by Serendipity Stamps
Brilliance Graphite Black by Tsukineko
Distress Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
Oval Framelits Dies by Sizzix
Enamel Accents by Ranger
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