Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fall in LOVE...

Hello there Joy Clair friends!  It's time for the February Challenge and we're excited to share some LOVE creations to inspire you to create this month!  As with every monthly challenge, there's a PRIZE in it for one lucky participant! A $25 gift card will be awarded to one participant who hops along with us and participates by sharing a LOVELY creation inspired by the photo above.  Simply add a link to your creation on our Joy Clair Blog Post HERE

Are you ready?  Let's get started!  
I took my inspiration from several of the pictures in the photo array.  Kraft card base (from the stack of books), A string of LOVE letters (from the photo of the girl holding the banner), Woodgrain (from the heart board in the top corner) and the red stitched strap (from the ribbon in the girls hair and attached to the key) and the spray of hearts (from the lady blowing confetti).  
I started out by stamping the LOVE sentiment from the Valentine Background set.  I used Ladybug Red from Memento.  After stamping, I cut each heart out and punched a few holes in each heart so that I could string white thread through them like a banner.  After that, I stamped a Kraft Card base with Brown Memento ink and the Wood background stamp

Next, I stitched a red strip of cardstock with my sewing machine then attached it to the edge of the card.  I strung the LOVE banner (using foam squares to secure the hearts) and attached some golden bling on the ends to hold the thread.  

I thought it needed one more finishing touch so I stamped the heart sprays from the New Baby stamp set with black Memento ink then colored with copics.  I cut them out and attached them to one side of the banner.  To finish the card off, I added glaze to the hearts to make them shiny!

I hope you're inspired by this creation and find inspiration and encouragement to participate in this months challenge from all of the February challenge designers!  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your pretties soon!