Sunday 18 February 2024

Love Life!

Hi everyone, this month’s Visible Image FB ATC swap has the theme of All You Need Is Love. I don’t really have anything much in the way of VI love themed products, so I decided to interpret this as “Love Life” using my new “Daisy Grunge” stamps that I won around Christmas time, to make rainbow themed flowers. Here they are.

For both the card and ATC I followed a similar method. First I cut a piece of stamping card and created a smoosh background using Distress Oxide inks. I did some 2nd generation stamping of background text in grey, and added some stencilling using Versamark heat embossed in white. I stamped the flowers onto separate card, coloured with my Zig pens then fussy cut out and attached, then added some additional spatter stamping. I stamped the sentiments onto separate card, embossing the word “love” in white, cut out and attached, then matted onto a black border and added a couple of teeny heart gems.

I finished with Glossy Accents on the flower centres … sadly it cracked again (thank goodness it’s a grungy style card!) but I wasn’t happy as it is a new bottle and I have never had a problem before. I got this bottle from Amazon so I contacted them and got a refund … great news! - so hopefully I’ll soon get another bottle elsewhere and will be back to my sleek and glossy best!!🤣

Stamps: Visible Image Daisy Grunge, Sketched Tulips (background script and the word “life”), Where Flowers Bloom (word “love”), Sunflower Grunge (spatters), Christmas Robin (spatters);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade); Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour brush pens; Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Versamark; WOW Bright Opaque White ultra fine embossing powder; Glossy Accents;
Tools: Visible Image stencil - Halftone;
Other: Teeny heart gems from The Range.

Here’s a closeup of both of them, with challenges I would like to enter.



AAA Colourful #1 - Colour Board

Beautiful Blossoms #14 - Anything Floral Goes  (2nd entry)
Colourful Options (February) - Rainbow Inspired (2nd entry)
Paper Funday #62 - No Patterned Paper
Sheepski #83 - Anything Goes
Sparkles #173 - Hearts and Flowers (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin’Always Look On the Bright Side of Life - TOP 5
Try It On Tuesday - Hearts and/or Flowers (3rd entry)


Creative Crafters #73 - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain #82 - Flowers (2nd entry)
Flower Challenge #88 - Add a Heart
Outlawz (February) - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone (2nd entry)
We Love 2 Create #1 2024 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #635/636 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Take care and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and ATC, love the colourful Daisies and great backgrounds.Shame about the glossy accents although it doesnt spoil the images-will be great for grunge and Vintage images though.
Carol x

Deanne Saunders said...

Amazing!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Chris said...

Wow! a stunning set of card and ATC- love the stamps and the vibrant rainbow colours, so joyful.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card and ATC, love the pretty flowers = they look fabulous in those bold, bright colours
Lorraine x

R's box of dreams said...

Beautiful card and ATC! Love all the colours you used!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges!


Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our hearts and/or flowers challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Liz said...

Wow, an amazing card and ATC Pauline, so striking. xx

Gail Hutchinson said...

PThank you for sharing with us over here at Sheepski Designs and best of luck with your entry.

Gail DT for, I love your card and atc. The background and colouring are perfect.

Linby said...

These are both so colourful and vibrant, great work.

Donna Walls said...

Fabulous ATC and card! I love the detailed backgrounds and the bright, cheerful colors. Thanks for playing along at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We hope you'll share again soon.
Donna xx

ScrappyHorses said...

What a fun and colorful ATC! Great texture and the little heart gems are the perfect add! So happy you shared with us at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone! ~Katrina

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm catching up, yet again Pauline, and short of time too, so will just say, you know I love and admire your work with its creativeness and beauty. Love this card and ATC, such bright and happy colours to it. Have a good week. x

Sarn said...

Very bright and colourful indeed. Great interpretation of the theme. Xxx

Donna Walls said...

I'm popping back in to say thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge also!
Donna xx
Inspiration Station Challenge
Paper Funday Challenges
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

foleysfriend said...

Love the bright colors and the amazing background you created. Definitely, making your mark! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

Makira said...

💛💛💛 your background! All the texture and layers is a visual pleasure. It is the perfect backdrop for your rainbow flower. Your duo of tag & card are fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. I can't wait to see what you create next! 🎨🌈 🩷Cheers, Makira

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card and ATC Pauline those colours are so vibrant they really 'pop' also loving the background excellent project
lolo x

--Curation by Disha said...

Thanks for joining us at AAA colorful challenge. It's a beautiful colour pop and live the style of the creation.

*Vicki* said...

Wow! What a beautiful rainbow flower! I love the design with the background and your little heart accents! Thanks for playing along with the Sparkles Monthly Challenge!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous! So perfect for our 'Always Look On The Bright Side of Life' challenge. Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing it with us. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Deborah Wheeler said...

Oh that's gorgeously vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Challenge!
Deborah DT

Catie Cuddles said...

What a brilliant colourful flower card.
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Maggie H. said...

Spot on take with this month’s inspiration pic! So colorful!Thanks for playing along with AAA Colourful Challenge this month!
-Maggie (DT)

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Very nice ATC! Thanks for joining Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone Challenge over at the Outlawz Challenges.

Samantha said...

I love the rainbow colours and the matching ATC works so well. Thanks for joining the Sparkles Monthly Challenge this month.

Aimeslee Winans said...

I love all the colors, beautiful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT
P.S. - I got tired of GA doing stuff like that/drying up/separating, etc. So I switched to Nuvo Crystal Glaze and put it in a needle applicator. I like it!