Friday, 7 February 2014

It's a Love thing

Well love is in the air with the approach of Valentines day on the 14th and it's no exception over at Crafts4eternity this week. Our theme for this weeks challenge is 
 "With Love"
it doesn't have to be a Valentines project but must feature a "Love" theme.
I have resorted to my much loved Stampotique stamps for this one.
I have used another gelli print background for this one, I promise I'll stop soon.
My image is "Spider Girl" from Stampotique but I have cut off the spider that hangs down from her hand and replaced it so she is holding heart balloons..
I first saw this technique on Trish Latimer's blog Here and then she later published the technique in the Craft Stamper magazine. Simply twist wire into what ever shape you want, on this occassion hearts. I painted some 7Gypsies tissue paper with papersrtsy Red bus paint, laid the hearts on it, and then filled with crackle glossy accents and left to dry. Once dry just cut them out and added Chit Chat stickers saying "I Love You". 
Here you can see her holding the heart balloons, the ends of the wire I have pushed through the paper under her hand so they move about freely and stand away from the card to give them dimension.
I finally added machine stitching to ground her onto the page and added a border to the outside of the page.
So why not pop over and join us at crafts4eternity and share with us your "Love" inspired project.
I would also like to enter this into this weeks challenge at 
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Theme is "Heart in your Art"
simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Theme is "Have a Heart"
Thanks for visiting 
Amanda X


  1. Talking about love, I just LOVE this, Amanda! First--don't ever stop making gelli art backgrounds! Once done, they are always easy to grab and, tah dah, instant background with lots of color and interest. Love that you have added stitching on this one. Genius how you used the red, too! Thanks for participating and inspire us on the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! Mwah! KayW

  2. Please don't stop with gelli backgrounds ! This is absolutely fabulous. I love the red accents, great job !
    Corrie x

  3. Fantastic background, its a super card, love the red balloons.

  4. What a great card, love the background then your lovely stitching and the ballons ...... And a great choice of stamp !
    Well done on doing the new technique it has all worked out really well
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique and putting a heart in your art

  5. Fantastic card Amanda, don't stop using the Geli backgrounds they are fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend hugs x

  6. I just love this Amanda. Spider girl's arm is perfect for other things isn't it? Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  7. wow gorgeous card with that lovely stampotique girl!
    have a great weekend!

  8. Love, love, love it! Brilliant balloons, and a fantabulous print in the background.
    Alison x

  9. This is absolutely AWESOME! I truly love everything about it! Fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Awww so cute! These hearts - awesome!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC this week :)

    xx Arwen

  11. Fab project, lots of inspiration

  12. Fabulous, the colour is amazing and the gelli background is stunning
    She's one of my favorite stamps too, just fantastic

  13. What an amazing project! Love it! Beautiful colours and the hearts are ohhh fab! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge :)


  14. so glad she has some one to love her!

  15. This is gorgeous! You have such a fab way of combining colours. keeleyxx

  16. Amanda, your background is GORgeous...Great page...Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Originals.


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