Michell Mach, of Beads and Books sent out a Valentine's
challenge, offering one of her free embossed notecards
to 25 participants. I chose the embossed letters card and
envelope and when I received it I sighed at the beauty
and simplicity of this lovely card.
I took the cover/embossed portion off from the back, spent a lot
of time looking at each part, including the envelope and then I
went to mixed-media town on all of it!
Because my Valentine isn't being sent by mail, I could put anything
on it without worry or care. And with this entire project I just played
with any material I felt like. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
|full inside view|
The inside cover is the only part I don't like but I left
it this way because the more I did the worse it got!
Not everything you make will be perfect and that's
okay. I enjoyed using stamp pads, stencils, doilies,
tapes, spray fabric paint, spray ink, ribbon and Dymo
labelers, on this Valentine for my husband.
Especially enjoyed adding more layers atop the
embossed letters with a black ink pad, which
helped turn a somewhat feminine color scheme
It's not exactly what one would consider a traditional
Valentine, but it was ever so much fun to try varying
techniques and ideas upon and really isn't that what
a challenge is all about?
I'm very glad to have declared this love month because
both Jeff and I have rotten colds, maybe we'll feel like
celebrating this weekend.
Wishing you lots of Valentine love!