Friday, 8 March 2013

Playing with cardboard

Hi you all! Today I am sharing a cardboard piece, made with a stamped image from Crafty Individuals; I got the stamp  as a present. The cardboard was partly peeled, sprayed with my homemade red ink, and sprinkled with perfect pearls before being heat dried. I did a bit of random background stamping using my fave love-script and diamond stamps. The image has been stamped with archival black, distressed with fired brick DI and matted with black and red papers. I added some scraps of DP in red, brown and black tones to the cardboard, before adding my focal image. I finished off with some brown lace - from my old dressing gown! And some red and brown flowers. The sentiment was in my stash.






I am linking to the red, brown and black challenge at Fashionable Stamping, and the the Friends challenge at Out of a Hat Creations, as these two dancers look like they are good friends at the very least....And this will also be a present for a good friend of mine!
Have a good weekend, take care and thanks a lot for coming by!

34 comments:

  1. Love the contrasting textures... just beautiful, and total eye candy!

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  2. Very romantic card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. We just got another 6" of snow but warm temperatures are predicted for the weekend, so most of it should be gone before long!

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  3. Just lovely, cardboard gives such great texture!

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  4. the colors are beautiful and the dancers position on the musical score is perfect, the lace adds such a beautiful texture to this piece, your friend i'm sure will be thrilled,

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  5. good one, Valerie. Love the couple. hugs, Donna

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  6. Love this Valerie and the way you just stripped a small part of the cardboard is wonderful. Great that you chose a man and woman as friends it is so good for all of us to have friends of both sexes I think.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hatters we always love to have you join in woth us.

    Hope you have a good day today.

    Best wishes Chrissie xxxx

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  7. wow - a great work and a fantastic card!

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  8. I love working with cardboard and your finished project is great. There's so much to look at and the sentiment matches the image wonderfully. Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat Creations. Tracey x

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  9. I love this card Valerie. The cardboard, the stamping - everything. Your friend will be overjoyed to receive it. Have a great weekend :0) Mo

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  10. Another really gorgeous piece, Val, love the rich colours and textures! Hugs, Sarah

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  11. Wow, was ist das für eine wunder-wunderschöne Karte. Bin hellauf begeistert, Valerie

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  12. Oh wow Valerie, thats an amazing and beautiful card. the colour is so rich and the textures are fabulous. love the floral too
    hugs June x

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  13. This is beautiful Valerie, you can really see the shimmer of the PPs. Nice recycling too of the old DG! Xx

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  14. Gorgeous work Valerie. Such rich colours and texture.
    Great image too.
    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  15. Love the rich colours, gorgeous details and textures. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

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  16. This looks stunning Valerie, I am sure your friend will love it! I love how you peeled away only some of the cardboard and left more. The beautiful stamping is gorgeous with all the different stamps combined. ~Diane

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  17. Eine schöne Karte mit ganz tollen Details. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  18. Love everything about this. So many wonderful details you added. It really does look amazing my friend.

    Hugs~

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  19. I recognise that stamp LOL.
    Gorgeous use of the stamp and that lace trim .... divine!
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Valerie, I would normally comment with my FSC hat on (!) but as I am taking a little break from FSC at the moment I am not obliged to comment as a DT member - just in case you were wondering why I omitted to mention a thank you for entering the challenge.

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  20. Such rich colors, What a great take on the challenge.
    Hugs Lynn

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  21. So pretty Valerie. Love the silhouettes. x

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  22. Wonderful romantic expression on this piece and I love the stripes of the cardboard and the beautiful lace! xox Conny

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  23. This is so lovely! I love all the textures and warm colors!

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  24. hehe Englisch wird doch schon fast zur Gewohnheit ;)

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  25. This is quite stunning--I love what you did with that color combo for the challenge.

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  26. BEAUTIFUL card, Valerie! :]
    Love your version of, "playing with cardboard"... very inspiring. ~xx

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  27. Stunning card Valerie,they look very good friends.
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

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  28. This is beautiful Valerie, I love cardboard, and this looks so romantic with the couple and the flowers. Your comment on my blog made me laugh about spellchecker, over Christmas a friend of my sons had a bad case of sickness and diabolicals lol. Have a very happy Sunday x

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  29. Beautiful rich colours, Valerie!

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  30. Love the texture, the lace and the flowers in combination with your lovely stamp. A gorgeous piece.
    Juliaxx

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  31. Stunning card Valerie the colours are so sumptuous and romantic with lace and flowers. they are indeed good friends. Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat. Hugs Sandra X

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  32. Lovely colours Valerie....

    Karen x

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  33. Gorgeous romantic card Valerie - lovely colours. Jean x

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