Saturday, November 20, 2010

Aaaahhhh romance...


I did this card for a young friend who's feeling a bit disillusioned with romance these days. Haven't we all felt like that at one time or another? Well, I decided to work something up to meet some challenges, as usual. Art Journey # 3 challenge is romance...this is an interpretation of the all-too-real other side of the euphoria of romance. I haven't done a pop-up card in AGES, but the One Stop Craft challenge wanted just that, so it was REALLY a challenge to incorporate a pop-up with a serious card. But that's actually how I decided on the whole theme...serious, but hopeful. So THANKS for the inspiration ladies (even though I used LAST week's theme, lol). The Art Card challenge is to use other forms of cards...hence, again, the pop-up. The Charizma gals Challenge # 45 was "sympathy/sorry" cards. Over at the Sisterhood, we're challenged to create something about things we're thankful for...in this case, I'm thankful for HOPE! The Lots to Do challenge is to use a favourite technique. I think one of my "signatures" as a card maker is my Krylon Gold Leafing pen. I use it on nearly all the cards I make! I like the professionally finished look it provides. I glue the layers on my cards with Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ (iLoveToCreate™).

Louise from Art Journey in the Netherlands just sent me oodles and OODLES of stamps to play with (THANK YOU Louise!!), so I used some of them today. I've grown to LOVE these stamps...they have such a "unique" style to me, and take my card making in very different directions.

The outside of the card was done with this set, called "Men." Click and have a look...I just LOVE that eye stamp!! WOW!! And doesn't that fellow look just so sure of himself? (lol) Yep, I've definitely known men like THAT in my life!

So here's the outside of the card. I stamped simply with Ancient Page Coal Black Ink, and added a little colour to the eyes with blue chalk, and a teardrop crystal to an eye. I masked the sentiment and stamped part of it onto a punched out piece, using a McGill tab fold punch.



This dancing gal from the inside of the card is from the Silhouette set. It was great to incorporate some JOY into what might have been a too-sombre card! I used the other part of the sentiment (also masked) for the inside of the card.

THANKS for visiting today!

14 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love the black and white. Not only romance...but dramatic romance!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic black and white compositions.

Jaqi said...

Wow what a great idea, its fab. Love the teardrop , and the silouettes inside are perfect, thats a lovely stamp. Hope your friend like the card , I know I would be over the moon with it.

Willy said...

What a wonderful interpretation of the theme! Thanks for joining us at Art Journey Challenge # 3.

mommabear said...

What a stunning card romantic and dramatic at the same time love the added bit of colour it really lifts it to another dimension xx
Thanks for sharing with us on lotstodo Challenge x Alison

Godelieve said...

Stunning cards! Beautiful as always. Love the teardrop idea.

Zoechaos said...

He does look rather full of himself hope it made your friend smile. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

Kristi said...

love it...very true

Neet said...

I love this card - so clean looking. The teardrop is a fabulous addition to those eyes.
I have that sentiment and I think it is a great one to use.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again real soon!

crafty creations said...

Fabulous card - I love black and white - brilliant idea behind it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Shairon said...

Stunning card inside and out! What a wonderful idea to place the teardrop under just one eye.

Anneke said...

A beautiful card, so many lovely details! I like the inside too!
Great take on the challenge!

Diamantin said...

Nice card.

Hugs Anett