Tuesday, 31 March 2015

"Lots of Love" ... Tatty Twinkle style

Whilst going through a memory card that I found, I discovered quite a few Tatty cards I had made and not shared. I also found lots of different photos I had taken when visiting Dad and Step Mum in Hove (actually). They are very lucky and live opposite the beach, so get to see lots of wonderful sunrises and sunsets ... they also witness horrific sunbathing incidents too, (say no more) ...!

 Okay, on to my card ...

I wanted to create a vintage with a modern twist style card, so began by covering a peice of card with old book pages. I then aged them using white acyrlic paint, raw umber pan pastel and magenta pan pastel. Once I was happy "faffing", (as my family call it), I then covered the background with oodles of "Lots of Love" die cuts using a Tattered Lace die. However, there was a cunning plan in my head whilst cutting these out ...

I tried very hard to place the die across my card so that I could then create another background (with the negative) and came up with another background (see photo below). I have mounted it on to gold card to make it "pop". If I am now 100% honest, this background is still waiting to be worked on ...!

I then stamped Tatty Twinkle "He Loves Me" on to book pages too. I have embossed the image in both white and clear embossing powders. Tatty has been coloured with Prisma pencils.

I have created a heart shape (using old book pages) and mounted Tatty on to this. Then I created a pleated ribbon using Kraft card and layered lots of die cuts behind the heart. As a finishing touch, I have added stamped butterfly images, and yes, on to book pages.

The sentiment is one I found in a hat box (which has been sitting on a dresser for eons) which was full of goodies. I do so need to go through all my boxes and drawers and really organise myself but that will be for another day as I think it could be a long task!

Right am off shopping with youngest son and off for a spot of lunch too.

Take care everyone and don't get blown away by these strong winds,

 x x x

Products I used, (click on images):

Artisitic Inspiration - anything goes with a twist of flowers
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - must use a die cut
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Through the purple haze - anything goes
Dorcela - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - girly
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Come and get it challenges - one for the girls
Suzy Bee - anything goes with a sentiment


Linda Simpson said...

Oh my this is gorgeous. Love the image she is beautiful.
Linda xxx

What I Created Next said...

Really pretty Lou. Great idea. I've often thought about using old book pages but never got round to it. Love how you have coloured Tatty

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, lots of detail to look at xx

Tracy W said...

A gorgeous card, I love the background you have created, and that Lots of Love bunting is so cute. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Unknown said...

The colours here are glorious hun, stunning background x
Sandie xx

Anjie said...

Just fabulous! And LOVE what you did with the "waste"

Brawny x said...

Absolutely fabulous cardvx

Jackie T said...

Oh wow this is such a beautiful card. Hugs Jackie

Jacqui's Crafts said...

what a lovely card thank you so much for joining us at TTPH

Jacqui DT

Karon said...

OMG this is stunning! WOW WOW WOW!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Oh, this is awesome and I love that Lots of Love die!!

Alljazzed2create said...

This is just a lovely card. Thanks for sharing over at TTPH.

DT Pam

MrsC.x said...

gorgeous lou, love the negative background too :)
hopefully see you soon
Charlie xx

butterfly dream cards said...

What a super card...but our limit on challenges is 10....sorry.

Fiona DT

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Laine said...

She is beautiful and I love your clever card construction detail.
xx said...

Beautiful creation-thanks for playing with us at Through the Purple Haze! Please return soon with just 10 challenge entries and then you could possibly win the challenge!
Carolyn, DT

Pat said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the die-cuts and the distressing and every little thing about it! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.

Andrea said...

Oh this so lovely,I love tatty lol... so much work...

Andrea TTPH

Andrea said...

Aww I love Tatty, and you've done her proud... So much work and such a gorgeous result..

Thank you for sharing...

Andrea DT