Last year I received a fabulous bundle of Valentine themed goodies from the lovely Chris and Sharon, Redlead Paperworks. The timing meant that I had little time to play with them before Valentine’s Day was upon us but I knew that as submission dates rolled around I would try and create a card collection to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler. Of course, there is never any guarantee of being published, so I was delighted to be lucky enough for them to appear in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
There are four cards in total, all with a wonderful photobooth image as the focal, surrounded by sentiments and hearts from Redlead. The colour palette, although it doesn’t translate very well in my photographs, was inspired by a bygone era of a young American presenting a box of candies to his sweetheart. I was thinking of chocolate, nougat and possibly some soft centres of strawberry cream. I do have some fanciful notions at times!!!!I didn’t create a masterboard as the panels were made individually, slightly altering the stamps used for the backgrounds however each panel had Grungepaste and paint applied for a very textural appearance, slightly grungy. If I remember correctly, for this background there were areas where I actually stamped into the Grungepaste.Redlead have some wonderful sentiments for Valentine’s Day, saying that they could be used for anniversary cards or wedding cards or “just because”.Each photobooth was distressed with an emery board, at times peeling the layers apart to distress further.I randomly stamped then applied a layer of paint to push back the stamping, before repeating the process.Here you can almost see the layers of words peeking from beneath the uppermost layer of stamping.Each card was simply embellished with scraps of fabric, stained lace, stained seam bindingwith a stamped, cut out heart, creating a detail here and there.
Another time I will share with you more Valentine themed artwork featuring Redlead Paperworks, not promising I will manage to squeeze them all in before the 14th!
Many thanks for taking the time to visit.
03 Feb 2016 21 Comments
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