Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Love Can Build A Bridge

I finally decided to post my Dare card for this week's fab joint challenge with the Speshal girls. My card didn't have a photo, but I scrapped it as I would a teeny page, so I guess is counts, doesn't it?

I used red cardstock for the base and inked the edges, then cut the word 'valentine' in Cafe Rojo font on the craft robo, as well as some red hearts. I used the negative of the word placed on the red background and stuck 3 hearts (with faux stitching) on foam pads on another piece of black card below the word. Before sticking these down, I made small holes and tied the two pieces together with some narrow black and white gingham ribbon. I then cut a piece of lined notepaper and wrote the words, then scrunched it up, smoothed it back out and lightly inked over it with black ink. Added a big black bloom with another heart and some more ribbon and there you have it!

Been feeling very loved up this week, so did a digi layout using the gorgeous freebie kit that Kirsty created and very kindly shared, plus a couple of other bits including a freebie arrow from Katie.


I'm getting a bit bored of using that photo of D and me on our wedding day, but it's the only decent one we have as we still haven't had the professional album done yet! The other photo is my Mom and Dad. I wanted to convey that I hope D and I have a marriage as good (or at least it seems good - unless they're really good at hiding stuff!) and long-lasting as theirs.

I've had a bit on an aversion to the pc lately, which really isn't like me, but I think normal service is resuming. Not sure if I'll get this Friday's Dare done in time, but we'll see.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

ooooh Kel, both of these are gorgeous - how come your redlooks so much "richer" than mine?

The card is gorgeous - I love all the little extra touches - you don't notice them straight away - like the little ribbons and the inking, and that you used the negative for the title - it's fab and you are seriously clever!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Kel I just love your card.. How clever is that flower with the heart and the ribbon peeping out from behind the heart..:o)
Oh and this LO... It's STUNNING!!!! Just makes me want to learn...

Tracey said...

Kel, love these - just gorgeous!

Rhi said...

Both gorgeous creations Kel, I love the way youve done the text and it definately counts as a scrapping page as you've got journalling. As for your digi stuff, you're getting to be a bit of a pro eh! Gorgeous :)

Paula said...

Happy Birthday for last Monday Kel, hope you had a good one

iralamija said...

lovely creations!

Have a nice day!

Bety

Susan said...

Beautiful! I came over to your blog as a result of seeing your 20/20 card on DCM and was rewarded with seeing these lovely LOs as well! You are one clever lady, Kel.

Sam Morris said...

Both of these are AMAZING! Incredibly striking..TFS!