Monday, February 6, 2012

MMM Challenge #35 - Romance (Love Notes)

This vintage-inspired card was created for the Make My Monday Challenge #35. For the month of February, the challenge is Romance. For this week, the specific challenge is Love Notes. My goal was to create a card that shows romance without specifically being for Valentine's Day. I began by creating miniature postcards by stamping a Postcard header from the Ephemeral Backgrounds plate by Artistic Outpost (AO) on small pieces of card stock. The script from the French Flight plate, also by AO, was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I bundled the finished postcards with Baker's Twine and added a German Scrap Rose and an Ideaology TH pen nib. The beautiful woman from the AO Gatsby plate is stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink. The background and the woman were colored with PanPastels. The hand-torn heart was painted with Ranger Picket Fence paint. The doily, image, postcard bundle and ribbon were heavily distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Finishing touches include pearls, a metal sentiment and vintage buttons with more bits of Baker's Twine.


Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card. Love that you created the layered postcards in the background and the Daisy image on the right!

Nancy said...

Wow! Another beautiful card!!! Love this one too!
Nancy xx :D

Mynn xx said...

What an amazing creation! LOVE all of your details--especially then pen nib! :) Thanks for joining us again at MMM! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How lovely is this? Super job with just the right romantic vintage touch! Love the way you have tinted the photo stamp and your ragged edged heart is wonderful.


Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful vintage-feel card Yvonne, full of detail!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous creation, love all the details, pure romance on a card.
Yvonne x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Yvonne - its a beauty and perfect fo the Make My Monday challenge. Thank you for sharing! Suzanne x

Fliss said...

An amazing card Yvonne and all the detail is gorgeous. Love the postcard bundle and your hand torn heart is beautiful.
So lovely to see you over at Make My Monday again and wishing you lots of luck.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Your creativity is inspirational.
This is so, so gorgeous.
Beautiful stamps but it is your use of them that makes this so special.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful romantic collage with beautiful elements.

Suzi B said...

hello Yvonne. this is a stunner1 love all the details especially the torn heart..
Thank you for joining in at MMM
suzi b :)

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I love the multi-layers and depth...gorgeous.