Hearts are the theme on Sunday Stampers this week, in time for Valentines Day on Tuesday.
I cut my hearts out using my Sizzix primitive hearts from some Serendipity paper that I made a while ago - tutorial here. It was just perfect for the look I wanted to create. The paper itself contains stamping. I matted the hearts onto a grey bazil backing
the dragonflies are stamped ........
I used a black pen to create the faux stitching - large & random
To finish I stamped the sentiment straight onto the card.
The theme for the February postcard swap on UK Stampers is Circles.
After hearing the theme I couldn't get out of my mind the song Windmill's of your Mind which begins - Like a circle in a spiral, Like a wheel within a wheel, Never ending or beginning, On an ever spinning reel .......
So my postcard is based on this.
Firstly I used distress inks to do the background colour.
To make the dots in the spirals I used my cropodile to cut a circle from an old distress ink pad which I stuck onto the end of the wooden end of a paintbrush that I removed the metal end with the bristles - necessity is the mother of invention!
I then wrote the wording round the outside of the spiral.
And stamped tempus fugit across the middle
I used part of the free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine & emphasized the eyes,
& the face again a freebie from Craft stamper with the lips emphasized.
I finished by adding circles using the same distress inks as the background.