Thursday, January 03, 2013

A Victorian Heart

Hello Everyone & Happy New Year !

I have another card featuring a heart, this time it's for the "Your Choice" Challenge at Impression Obsession which means 'Anything Goes".  I was lucky last month and won the $25 shopping certificate.   It didn't burn a hole too long at my PC, I have some more Dies & Stamps on their way !

I'm also joining in at the "Surprise Us" Challenge at Fashionable Stamping also means 'Anything Goes'.



The purple/blue background is actually a piece of water colour paper that I used to 'mop up' left over Dylusions inks from other projects.     I colored the Spellbinder Lace Doily S5-063 by blending Pan Pastels (mauve & purple).    I added a left-over piece of the background behind the heart.

The heart - Impression Obsession's Victorian Heart D8654 was stamped with black Stazon Ink and colored with my Tom Bow markers.  I added a little Glossy Accents for dimension.   I layered as shown and added ribbon & a bow.


Thanks for your visit & have a great day !
Shirley

26 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Shirley, I love those beautiful colours. And to think it's made with left over ink. I love the heart also, a gorgeous rose.

Sue x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful card with that vibrant purple background.....so it's clear never waste some ink left overs! That die fits perfect with the heart! warm greet and good luck in the drawing, Mirandaxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing purple/pink in combination with the die and the stamp Shirley!

greetings, Alie :-)

Sophie said...

Das ist wunderschön, Shirley.
Eine traumhafte romantische Karte, gefällt mir sehr.
Und die Farben sind so delikat, einfach perfekt.
Herzlichst Sophie

maria's knutselplezier said...

So beautifull Shirley!!!Love the colours and the new stamps are again so gorgeous, we never can stop shopping stamps!!

Greetings
Maria

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats on your winnings = so well deserved..
Love your card, pretty heart and the colours are just perfect....

Paula (PEP) said...

Amazing background & I love the way the red of the rose is hinted at in the background mauves too - the sheer white ribbon provides a lovely soft contrast too.
Paula (PEP)

Paula Huiras said...

Love the ink creation. Really neat card!
PH

friemelchen said...

Wunderschöne Komposition aus Farbe und Motiv, fantastisch!
lg Uli

Shirley said...

Can't believe all of the people that beat me to this gorgeous card! What a truly beautiful heart and the die cut is lovely with it! Wait until you see the new dies coming soon! Thanks for playing, Shirley, and good luck in the drawing too!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aaaah. Another stunning creation, Shirley! Only you could make something so precious and brilliant out of your "mopping up" paper!! I'm sure you'll be a winner!

Karin said...

a fabulous card, the colors purple and blue are great together!
Greetings Karin

Sue said...

This is beautful Shirley and congrats on winning the challenge!!! huggles hun xx

Clare said...

Congratulations, Shirley on winning the challenge! This card is beautiful! I love that heart stamp - the roses and the way you've colored it looks just like antique wall paper. Gorgeous!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So beautiful Shirley. Indeed tell it with your heart and follow your heart.
lovely greet Marja

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the colours and heart image look fantastic. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Craftystamper said...

A fabulous card. Love the Victorian heart, so perfect for Valentine's Day. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that the flu bug didn't bite you.

lynne said...

Hi
This is such a pretty card, the heart is wonderful.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
Wishes
Lynne

Shona said...

This is a gorgeous card. The b'ground is lovely and that heart is fabulous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray for new dies and stamps on their way to you! New goodies = fun. Love the purples on this lacy Victorian heart card. My fave color!

Shannon White said...

Goondness is this Every Gorgeous Gorgeous!! Love the lacy frame around that Pretty heart! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Craftyfield said...

What a beautiful card ! Love the heart stamp too...

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the colors!!!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Very very pretty card! What a gorgeous heart with the neat pattern through it, nicely done with the colours! This looks so nice with the lace around it, so pretty! And the background is terrific! My goodness that was with "mop-up" paper! What a great idea actually haha! Even your mopping up is artistic! Very beautiful card Shirley, well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Katie said...

Beautiful card! Your 'mop up' background is beautiful. I love how you used a piece behind the heart as well. And the lacey die goes great with your heart. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, such beautiful colours too. Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
Claire xx