Well I can tell I have been back to work this week as my available crafty time has been limited if not non existent. I have managed to start a few things but haven't managed to finish anything other than this weeks design team piece for our weekly challenge over at Crafts4eternity. The theme this week is "Be my Valentine" there must be loads of luvvvvvvvve cards out there with Valentines Day only a few days away, so why not pop over and show us your Valentine projects, it can be absolutely anything you make with a Valentines theme. Here is mine
I have gone with a clockwork theme hence the sentiment that I have added "you make my heart work"
My main stamped image is from the recent Tim Holtz CHA 2013 release of new stamps and is from his "Industrial" Blueprint stamps, I have stamped onto Kraft card twice, cutting the gears out of one and layering on top to add depth.The background has been made by using The Crafters Workshop 6x6 mini gears stencil sprayed with Dylusions black marble and cherry pie onto watercolour card.
The heart is my first attempt at Tim Holtz technique of riveted patchwork. I cut the heart out of grungeboard using Heart wings alterations die, then covered it in pieces of ranger foil tape. It has then been distressed with red and black paint. I am actually quite pleased how it has turned out. I have then embellished it with Tim Holtz clock gears and hands with a bit of bling in the gear.
I have then stamped onto shrink plastic with the heart from Paperartsy stamp set HP1105 and added 3 of them in order to add I love you with Tims Chit Chat stickers.
And my main sentiment that links the theme again using Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
Final touches include a few more metal gears with bling, a little burlap and bakers twine.
So why not pop over and join us and show us your Valentine project. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who have generously offered, our randomly chosen winner, their choice of 4 digital designs from their fabulous range of images.
Thanks for looking and hopefully see you for this weeks challenge.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp "Have a heart"
Try it on a Tuesday "Get ready for Valentines day"
Fashionable Stamping Challenge "Show Some Love"
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