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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Love Song

Here is my card for challenges today. First I was inspired by Ali's dotty card for the Penny Black Challenge. I haven't got any of their stamps, but fancied doing a different dotty idea - music! The second inspiraton was for the Cuttlebug challenge for a different kind of Valentine's card, and I have entered that one.

I tried something VERY new to me today - I used black shrink and stamped the fab dragonfly in Versamark, embossing it with gold ep. I had to heat very carefully in order for the ep to fix BEFORE the shrink plastic began to move too much... it worked!! The central image and the large musical panel are both Cuttlebug folders, and the music is enhanced using distress inks, brushed corduroy and old paper, applied using Cut n Dry. Some of the notes are also picked out with a brown Sakura stardust, put on with a blender pen.
The backing paper is a sheet of music, distressed and enhanced with gold ep at the edges. The whole is mounted up with gold mirri and dark brown card. the backer has all the similar elements used on the front. Definitely a different Valentine, but perhaps suitable for a man... think my man would have liked it!!


Ann Whitfield said...

WOW!!!! That is stunning Frankie, just stunning!!
Ann x

Ann Whitfield said...

Frankie, I'm not sure if I managed to leave the comment I just ried to leave so in case I didn't I'll just repeat it:
WOW!!!!! This is stunning Frankie, just stunning!!
Ann x

AliMayes said...

What a fantastic card Frankie. The dragonflies are amazing! I must try that some time although knowing me I'd have ended up with a little black & gold shrivelled mess.
I'm sure both of our Petes would have loved it,in fact anyone would love it.
Ali xx

Christine said...

WOW, Frankie, absolutely fabulous, I love it. You do 'so different' and always stunning
Christine xx

AB. said...

This card is SOOOO AMAZING!!!! Too beautiful for words!
Peace & love
Alison xx