Wednesday 18 February 2015

More Daring L.O.V.E.

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.

I went girly this time with pink and orange and a more floral image. I thought this would be a good card to have on hand to send to anybody who needs a bit of a lift.

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
Copic markers
Enamel Accents by Ranger
Charcoal pencil
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

Good card, Joanne. Love the stamp.

Svenja said...

Wow, this challenge gave me such a hard time and you've already come up with a second card! I like the combo of orange and pink on your vases.

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Joanne xxx

Dawn said...

Another lovely creation and great colour combination. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

Kathy said...

I LOVE it, Joanne another great way to use those letters!