Monday, 9 January 2012

A Ticket for the Love Train

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Red Letter Day". Valentine's Day will be on us soon, so I chose that as my special day for this project.

I've been feeling in a very "painty" mood lately (not that I can paint mind you, lol).  I started this card by applying a layer of red paint to my white card with a craft scraper, then adding a white layer after that.  I love the texture it's given the card.  The brown paint around the edges was applied with my finger, to give a smudgy rough look.  I used the versamark resist techniqe to give a delicate texture to the 3 hearts and applied them to the card, mounting the centre heart on 3d tape.

The script was stamped with Gathered Twigs distress ink, which I dried with a heat gun (D,I. dries VERY slowly on a painted background!).  The ticket was coloured with Antique Linen DI and mounted on 3d tape.  Finally the whole thing was matted onto a panel from Tim Holtz's Seasonal card stack.


Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

18 comments :

Candy C said...

Hi Dan. I love your Valentines piece. Those hearts just fascinate me! Love how you distressed the background and colored it with those amazing colors. Beautiful job! <3 Candy

Sid said...

Fab card Dan !

fatmonica said...

Love it!The paint is so effective and those hearts just jump off the page!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I always love the titles you think up for your blog posts and your Valentine card is wonderful, love your inky background and the hearts are gorgeous. Tracy x

Nancy Wethington said...

Love, love, love! This piece is wonderful!

whyducks said...

Great!

Clare said...

Beautiful! I love your style Dan!

Sue said...

Yumm Almost edible!

myhobobunny said...

I love the card!! It's fab!!

Terry said...

Hey Dan, love love and yep LOVE your Piece of Heart Art....just fabulous Valentine piece. wowzerssss maybe you have a secret admirer you made it for???? you never know....it is absolutely AMAZING...Hugs Terry xxx

misteejay said...

What a super card Dan - I love the shabby background and the hearts look great. Fab mix of colours.

Toni xx

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

This is really cute! Love the background and the hearts!

PetraB said...

A wonderful inky background and love the edges.

Claireliz said...

This is gorgeous Dan, love the colours.
c xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm really loving this project Dan...pun intended :) I love the painted big brush strokes and the pink color is a departure to your usual style but very nice!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Ellie said...

Beautiful! LOVE all the colors... and that text stamp.... gorgeous!
Who makes this stamp?

Dan said...

There are links to all the stamps I used next to the pic of my card over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog.

sixofone aka Leah said...

Gorgeous Dan. You so can paint

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