Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paper and Such Design Challenge

Good morning friends!!  Today over at the Paper and Such Challenge blog we have a fabulous themed challenge for Valentine's Day!!  Use the above photo for your inspiration and have fun creating!!  I definitely veered from the photo but sometimes that's how inspiration works!  Here's what I came up with:

I worked a bit of the ivory, vintage vibe in with the bingo paper and painted, crackled fancy brackets.  I used the same Distress Ink painting and masking techniques on the heart balloons that I used on my Daffodil and You Lift Me up creations here.  Don't worry, a tutorial is coming, promise!! I've used one of the newest released sets from Paper and Such's Giggle Bunch - You Lift Me Up

I painted my balloons and used this sketch as my muse.  I did some fun stitching and made sure to pop my main panel up on foam adhesive. 

As you can see, when you paint with the pearlized water you get a super fabulous iridescent shimmer quality that is just so rich and beautiful!  The brackets were cut using my Cricut, painted with my Ranger Acrylic white paint dabber then coated in Crackle Accents and set to dry overnight.

For my interior, which I have recently decided that if left blank then my creation just isn't complete, I used the full image of the sweet little girl and her balloon purposefully leaving it in simple black and white.  I used another fantastic P&S sentiment from the awesome Just Sayin' set nestled inside of a fabulous oval MFT die cut doily.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation and will come play and create with us right here

Crafty Hugs!


Annette Allen said...

aww what cute cards...love that image with the girl and balloon and those heart balloons are just too cute...great cards..

L said...

What a lovely card, Meredith!That image is super cute!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh Meredith - this is simply stunning. I absolutely love the inside of the card, it's so striking. Fabulous job! :)

Angela Fehr said...

This is beautiful, Meredith! I love the way you did the inside of the card.

Naomi said...

What a WONDERFUL card, Meredith! Great LO on the front and I LOVE how the "main event" is on the inside! Your cards are always just as beautiful on the inside and I LOVE that! I thought of using PAS You Lift Me, too, but, decided to save her for another card.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Janice M said...

What a beautiful card Meredith! I LOVE the way you did the inside!!

MindyYoung said...

Adorable! Love all the crazy stitching!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card inside and out!! Love the layout! Beautiful colors! Love what you did with the balloons on the front, neat idea!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, love the emobssing and the stitching together, thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

Rose said...

LOVE the heart balloons and your stitching :) so glad you joined us on 365 cards

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