Monday, 1 February 2010

Just add ink - Challenge #2

I recently discovered a new challenge blog called Just add ink - their design team is made up of some lovely Stampin'Up demonstrators who share their fabulous talent each week.  Even though I'm not demonstrating for Stampin'Up anymore, I still love seeing their products and of course using them in my own projects.  So I thought these challenges would be fun to join in with.  This week the challenge is: Just add hearts!
And here's what I've come up with:

I've used the Candy Lane DP with Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I've stamped onto the Regal Rose cardstock with a small stamp that resembles a 'lace doily'.  I've used a border punch on the strip of red pattern paper - I think it's called polka-dot - it's by Martha Stewart!
Then I've added some lace, three pearl hearts and the sentiment is from the Always stamp set by Stampin'Up.
For the ruffled heart embellishment:  I punched out five hearts from an old childrens book.  I layered them on top of each other and placed a brad in the centre.  Then starting from the first layer, I've squished the papers up and ruffled them  together.  I then added the button to the centre with a foam pop-up.  It's really fun and you can also make flowers this way too.  For a detailed tutorial, check out Dawn McVey's blog where she shows her version of these ruffled flowers.  They are really cute!!
Here's a closer look at the ruffled button heart I made:
Product used:
Stamps: Always, Clear stamp (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, DP Candy Lane, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Others: Lace, Punch (Martha Stewart), Cutter kit, pearl hearts, vintage book print, button, twine, foam pop-ups

10 comments:

Sam said...

Wow Chantelle. Your card is gorgeous. Love the lace, and the scrunched heart.

Best wishes,
Sam.

Danielle Daws said...

WOW! What a stunning card! I'm definitely casing this - everything about it is so soft and feminine. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Again... WOW!

Amanda said...

Such a pretty card, Chantelle. Love everything you've put together here. It's just stunning. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

delysc said...

Love the lace ..as a lace fan this is gorgeous!!

Kellie Winnell said...

Chantelle this is just absolutely stunning! I am loving everything about it, so vintage and girlie, LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Bec said...

Gorgeous card.. Love it!!! Bec xx

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is just stunning. I recently went to an Antique Emporium and bought some old 1960 Children's Annuals and some old music books so I could use the paper in them for flowers etc. Love how you've made the ruffled heart - so vintage and gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

Fantastic....love your ruffled heart. It's fantastic. Chantell

Liam said...

How cute is that heart. Love it to bits. I might try that myself. The card it just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and love all the lace trims.

Liam

Sarah Klass said...

This is so lovely Chantelle - very shabby chic, which is a style I LOVE but have yet to master in papercraft :)

S x