16 Feb 2017

All you need.......

.......Is Love

After a mamouth clear out of my craft room and 4 sacks of recycled card and paper later I have nearly finished not quite still some boxes to go through, I have been brutal with all the bits and scraps of card and paper also items to alter have gone......although I still have 1 box of backgrounds and large scraps of card.  So today I had a fabulous time in my tidy craft room making a mess oh yes my empty desk is no longer but I had great fun getting inky.

I have used Sheena Douglass stamps from her range of A Little bit Festive proving Christmas stamps do not always have to be used just for Christmas.  This Victorian Gentleman is so handsome don't you think.

My gentleman was coloured using Spectrum Noir Pencils, distress ink vintage photo was blended onto card for a vintage feel, next this was embossed with a Sheena folder which  I distressed the edges and blended vintage photo and ground expresso on the embossing, gold guilding wax  was added to the embossed area also.
The paper I founded while clearing up and it reminded me of Victorian wallpaper, but it was too clean so I distressed with vintage photo and the edges where distressed and torn...that's better..... guilding wax was also added to edges.
Tim Holtz tattered banner was cut from card coloured with distress ink barn door vintage photo stamped in ground espresso. The background piece was stamped and distressed as before, the word love was a wooden word coloured in same inks and gold guilding wax applied to edges.  All this was mounted onto Kraft card .

I would like to join the following challenges

Inspiration Destination challenge Anything Goes #122

Sparkles Monthly Challenge  #89 Love


  1. Fabulous vintage style card - love the colours! xxx

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. I think he works really well as a dapper, charming Valentine - what an inspired use of the stamp.
    Alison x

  4. Very detailed and great card. Thanks for sharing this at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.


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