Thursday, 3 February 2011

A quick and effective Valentines Card.....


Are there any crafty lovers out there with a severe lack of time at the moment? Well, there's me, still working endless hours and in need of a card for valentine's. So I took some inspiration from Tim's compendium and embossed some grungepaper and inked it all up nice and vintagy. Then used an ornate frame for the message. I used the painted metal technique here, it's this weeks task over at Studio L3's Compendium Challenge, which I havent joined in in ages so it was about time. I filled the frame with crackle accents. It's real quick and easy and I find very effective.
I am also entering this into the Simon says Stamp Challenge and Stamp and Show Challenge where the theme is LOVE this week.
Oh I have missed the challenges, cant wait to have more time to craft again.

11 comments:

  1. This is very elegant! Have faith .. you'll get back to having more time & it'll feel wonderful! I just finished my worst month at work, so I totally understand how you're feeling.
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  2. Lovely card! Love the embossing and frame!
    Pam

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  3. Love the results. The embossing/inking is great.

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  4. Wow Just love your classy card, Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the metallic assecoire....Hugs Terry xxx

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  5. Love the simplicity of your card. Is that a cracked glass technique I see? Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  6. This card is so elegant - love how you used the crackle accents to fill the frame.

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  7. Anika your card is fabulous, love the embossing and the crackle paint over the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our "love is in the air challenge"
    hugs Mandy xx

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  8. Love the vintagey feel of your card!! The fact that it's fast and easy is even more fabulous!! I too have been short on free time and finding it difficult to squeeze in time to create. Beautiful artwork!! :)

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  9. How beautiful, Anika! I love the elegant simplicy of this stunning card. The background looks antique, and the altered Ornate Plate is lovely.

    It's great to see you again, and I'm glad you found some time to join in! I know what you mean-- time just seems to fly by, and I can't possibly keep up!

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