Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The spooky heart card

I'm not long back from a few days spent staying with my friend Hels.  Apart from enjoying her wonderful hospitality, it was fun to do a bit of crafting using someone else's stamp collection for a change!  This card is one of the things I made while I was there.

The background is a piece from the "paint palette" page in Tim Holtz's Crowded Attic card stack.  I used my finger to rub white acrylic paint on it, making it thicker on the left edge and thinner as I moved right, until the paint stopped around 2/3 of the way across.  I then applied Fired Brick distress ink around the edges.

The central heart was stamped and masked, then the other two hearts were stamped.  All 3 were coloured with a red promarker and I dripped alcohol ink blending solution onto the central heart to make it's colour bleed out.  I masked off the area around the heart and stamped the image onto it.  The phrenology head was coloured yellow (somehow - I forget what I did, lol) and then Fired Brick was sponged onto it.  The eyes were highlighted with a white pen.  Elements were edged with a warm grey promarker and the mat was coloured with the same pen.  That's about it!  I didn't realise it was so complicated until I sat down to type this, lol!

7 comments :

Karenliz said...

Very cool card!

Julian said...

What a fantastic piece. There's so much awesome technique in here, but it's so controlled and all comes together in such a strong, clear composition. Shows such mastery of what you're doing.

Gabby said...

I like the look of your "bleeding" heart and the paint! Neat card! :)

misteejay said...

Would you believe it...yours is one of the few blogs that I can access 'comments' from my work PC but the stupid thing won't let me see the pics **Grrrrrrrrrr**

I'll pop back to look when my home PC has been fixed - see you soon.

Toni :o)

misteejay said...

Hi Dan, I've been lucky enough to be given a PC to use whilst mine is being 'rebuilt' - so as promised I've dropped by again.

Amazing work - all the details and the colours used are just fab - I love it.

Toni :o)

Hels Sheridan said...

Did I mention that I happen to think that this card is the bestest card in the whole wide world? I did? mwhahaha... actually, putting the family inside the middle heart is just about the most amazing arty idea I have ever seen and I am hoping you won't mind me stealing that idea lol Oh and... thanks for not dobbing me in and telling everyone how I tried to starve you ... hugs x

StampDancer said...

Dan, This is a super card! The color and details are wonderful!

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