Thursday, 14 February 2013

Love is in the air ....

.... well, it is Valentine's Day, so I think it's appropriate that my card as a Valentine theme.  I've used three challenges to make this card, and they are:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - My Heart, Musical Backgrounds
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Hearts by Lori Whitlock (Cameo stencils); Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Purple Violet; Sakura Pigma Micron Black Pen; White Lustre card from stash

I took the song title "Love is in the Air" - John Paul Young (see the link to U-tube at the bottom of this post) as inspiration for the theme creating music balloons floating free in the air.  From Therese's card I took the colours - I just love purple and green!  And, of course, this is a one layer card.

I cut some hearts on my Cameo, placed a few on the top of my card and lightly misted with purple Cosmic Shimmer spray.  Once dry, I removed the heart shape, placed the stencil over the heart and stamped the music background into the heart.  I stamped the word "Love" in Memento ink and then wrote in the rest of the sentiment.  I drew the balloon strings by hand.  I have a small group three balloons in the distance - they are coving an "oops" moment with a bit of green ink!!

I have to admit that I'm not entirely happy with this card.  I think there's a kernal of good idea here somewhere, but I don't think I quite got it right!!  Still I've made it so I'll share it.  I think I was a bit heavy handed with the misting.  I'd like to have some constructive feedback on this one! 

I decided to go back and draw around the heart shapes to give more definition to the music balloons!  I think this works so much better.  It's not perfect, but a huge improvement.

Here's that link to Love is in the Air!

That's all for now - see you soon!


Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Definitely the black border adds more definition, ties in better to the sentiment and the little black balloons (in my humble opinion!) I love these colours together - so fresh!

Craftilicious said...

very clever use of your positive and negative die cuts! I do think it works better with the outlines around the hearts so that was a good call ;-)

Chrissie said...

It looks as though you had a lovely time with these Deborah!Love the colour combo too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Deb, ooh i remenber this song, i was a teenager good memeories:D...perfect card for this song, i think the hearts look better with the draw arround, well done Deb.
A warm hug from Palma

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card, with a perfectly spattered bg, I always end up with the biggest mess when I spatter, it's quite a stressful thing for me lol.
Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Muse this week!

landerson213 said...

Super cute! What a unique and innovative card! :)


Kristen said...

Adore the heart balloons.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a good idea Deborah - and yes I agree, the outlining of the balloons gives them much more definition.Vicky x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great song to choose and a great execution of the lyric! I think all it was missing was the heart balloons outlined, Deborah. They needed that definition so good call!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day Deb! Love the music note heart shaped balloons!

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