Thursday, 4 February 2016


    Hi, Today I have a Valentines themed card to share with you. For the grey backing paper I added a coat of 'Black Soot' Distress Ink before painting over with white Acrylic paint, which turned this nice grey colour as I painted it. When the paint was dry I added a background stamp from a 'Verve' stamp set with Archival Black Ink.
    The pink paper was made by colouring some white card with 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then scrunching. I dried the paper, then added some 'Black Soot' and spritzed with water again and flattened the paper out to dry flat. I then stamped a text stamp which came on a cheap stamp set from my local supermarket with the Archival Ink and cut it out with a die from Marianne Designs.
    The heart is cut with a Marianne Designs die and the papers are leftovers from the backgrounds. I also added some handmade flowers (Pinflair and Marianne Dies and Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I used a large pink gem for the centre of the largest flower and some cheap pink micro beads from the £ shop. The watch also came on the cheap stamp set and has been stamped with Black Staz- On onto acetate. The wing dies are by Cheery- Lynn and have been tinted on the edges with the two colours of Distress Ink and clear gems added. I finished the heart with some gems on sticks, lace and a pearl heart.
    The 'Love' sentiment is from a Personal Impressions stamp set. I finished the card with some pretty French ribbon and lace from my local craft shop, gems, pearl heats and 'Cotton Candy' Distress Stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.


  1. Gorgeous Valentine card Sally love the beautiful detail very effective.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. This is just fabulous I've spent ages looking at it the detail is amazing a very special card love and hugs Carole x

  3. Wow, this is really amazing Sally!! I love the grungy, yet romantic feel to this, you have incorporated so many fabulous details that all work together perfectly!! Love the texture on your pink layer, looks like old antique paper! Such a fabulous mixed media piece! hugs :)

  4. Lovely grungy piece, love the heart and the added wings and textures you achieved. Love the distressed edges too. Tracy x