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Friday, 10 February 2017


Good morning!

There is a lot of steps to this card so I hope I can remember what happened and when!

Lets take our usual journey and I'll explain along the way:-

Started with a 7 x 7 Sheena Stamping card and laid down some strips of old patterned paper that I had in my stash - I applied this with decoupage glue.  When dry, I knocked it back with some Decoart Tinting Base and left it to dry (not long).

I then went over the top with two shades of Pebeo Decocreme paints and then a final touch of Decoart Tinting Base to lighten some areas.

Stamped my antique roses (free gift in this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine) in black archival ink.

Partly covered three of the roses with masking fluid - you'll see why in the next step!

Stamped a part face stamp from Inkylicious. (This is why I partly covered some of the roses just in case I caught them while stamping). Then rubbed away the masking fluid.

Woohooo! Now the fun starts!!! Here I've added some texture with some Indigoblu Super Thick Slap It On mixed with bronze Luscious Powder (gives a stunning shine), stamped some hearts, some parts of a script stamp, and faintly in the background, the same roses as the ring in Artistry Ink.

I stamped out the roses six times and over stamped with the Indigoblu script stamp and Artistry Ink - I then cut out the leaves and the flowers and painted them with VERY diluted bronze Luscious Powder.

At this point I had put on some runs of diluted bronze Luscious Powder.  I had added some hearts that had been die cut with a Sissix Bigz Die, I'd paper pieced the roses over the original roses and coloured in some of the leaves with the Luscious Powder.  Stamped the word "Love" (Clarity Stamp) on there too.  All ok so far but that face needed to pop out a bit more for me and I was looking for a face "full of love" so I decided to enhance the face, both the side that we see here and had stamped and added part of the other side of the face freehand!

There! A WHOLE FACE!!!! I have tried to have the "look of love" in those eyes.

It's a mixed media piece of artwork with plenty going on.  I had a ball making this card and the colour of my fingers was quite impressive too by the time I'd finished it!!!!

Hope you've enjoyed our journey today.

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenges - "Paper Piecing":-

Try It On Tuesday - "Flowers and Hearts":-

Moving Along With The Times - "Ring O' Roses":-

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - "Love Hearts":-

Craft Stamper - "Anything Goes":-

Fussy and Fancy Challenges - "Fussy and Fancy":-

CreativeArtiste Challenge - "Anything Mixed Media Goes":-

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. What a really super creation Leanne, I bet you really had fun making this one and it's lovely to see you at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  2. Really lovely creation and beautiful colours and design.
    Thank you for joining our 'Paper Piecing' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Allsorts 'PAPER PIECING' challenge, good luck in the draw. ♥
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  4. A wonderful card! Thank you very much for joining TioT!

  5. Its a beautiful card, wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  6. Faboulas card very creative design love everying about it
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  7. This looks amazing, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  8. Oops, I'm not sure how I missed this one but I did, It's gorgeous! I love the face peeping out through the collage and there's so much to see on there, I just keep looking and looking. I really like all the different elements that you've used and the dusky pink colour is just perfect. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  9. Fantastic card! I love your creation. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  10. Stunning card, thank you for sharing with us on the Artistic Stamper Challenge Blog - Debs DT

  11. Beautiful canvas. Very lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

  12. awesome canvas...loved it...
    thanks joining us at camm