Saturday 4 February 2017

Love Is In The Air...

The current theme over at Paper Artsy is pink and orange. These are not colours that I would normally use together but I had soooo much fun.

I thought I would use these colours to create a Valentine card.  Here's what I did....

I decided to use Prawn and Coral Fresco Finish paints for my project. 

I put blobs of these colours onto my craft sheet and used my brayer to cover a sheet of tissue paper.  I wasn't bothered about it being too blended and wanted some areas to be darker and bolder than the others.  This was the result.

Coral is an orangey-pink and so these colours worked really well together.

Next, I wanted to add some stamping to the background of the tissue paper.  For this I used the fabulous feather in the Tracy Scott stamp set - this is a really good sized stamp and the detail is beautiful.

I stamped this in Archival ink.

I then added some Tea Rose stamping.  This is another beautiful orangey pink.

For some reason I then forgot to take more photos!

I adhered the background to a card blank and cut it to size.

I used a TCW stencil and sponged Little Black Dress paint through it.  Once this was dry I added detail using a white gel pen.

I stamped different hearts from Tracy Scott onto the background and then separately onto white card. I coloured the hearts using Prawn and a dash of London Bus Fresco Finish paints.

Once dry, these were then cut and added to the card with foam dots. 

I added a scribbled border around the edges.

This is my finished card....

I had great fun making this and am entering it into the Paper Artsy challenge.  And, as a bonus, I have a Valentine card ready for the big day!

Thanks for looking......


  1. oh, I love this!! the black is a perfect contrast to those lush colours.

  2. I love your card Miriam. Just perfect! not got the Prawn yet myself! xx

  3. Fab Valentines card Miriam, the black really makes everything pop X

  4. This looks brilliant, miriam, really effective. Have you ordered the lpc's yet?

    Lucy x

    1. Hi Lucy, not yet..thought I would get them at Stevenage

    2. Hi Lucy, not yet..thought I would get them at Stevenage

  5. Looks fab Miriam! The white accents you've added really make a huge difference to the stencilling, it looks so dimensional. Claire xx

  6. This is fantastic ! Love it ! x

  7. Wow Miriam this is brilliant, not least that I know you weren't 100% fit when you made it. I love how the gorgeous feather works so well as a background stamp instead of a focal image. Really gorgeou!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Valentines never even entered my head for the pink and orange challenge. Its a perfect card. Jo