The Play Date Cafe Challenge this week was extremely challenging - red, lavender and silver. Not a three way colour combi I would normally have put together, but after hours deliberating I came up with:
(and the fact that its Funstamps means it's fairly old too...)
Then I had to work in the silver and lavender - well, the silver would be no trouble, except it took me ages to decide what to do. I uncovered this Judikins marble-effect background (I used to love this stamp, haven't used it for ages - where have I heard that before??) which I stamped in silver Encore metallic ink on a piece of A4 white card. I scored and folded it and trimmed it so the stamped image was central and left a border down the right hand side - I wanted to leave my options open. The card IS straight - it's the scanning!
In the end, I used this Hero Arts "lots of love" stamp which comes with its own hearts border and used a sort of lavender coloured ink (Vivid) round all 4 sides. I added some "card candy" from Craftwork Cards in alternating silver and lavender shades and found an alphabet set to stamp "with love" down the side - border. You can't really make out from the scanned image that the front of the card stops where the right hand card candy runs.
As I don't "do" Valentine's day (Happy Singletons Day!!) I am sending this card to all my blog visitors and followers - thank you all for your kind words and comments since I started blogging. You are all my Valentines!!