Saturday 18 January 2020

2020 #1 Love is in the air: Follow Your Heart with ESC {by Claire Snowdon}

2020 Topic 1: Love is in the Air

I really love the mix of old and new in this card by Claire. An old vintage style rose stamp, and new bright mixed media techniques with hot colours. This creates a gorgeous vibrant card that totally resonates with having a splash of valentine fun!
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you a traditional style Valentine's Day card.

The card style is traditional in the colours I have chosen and the use of the roses however I've given it a modern twist by adding a couple of pops of contrasting colours and bold stencilling.

The background started off with a couple of pieces of Tim Holtz tissue tape and then I added the Fresco Finish paints in: Blah Mange, Sorbet, Red Lipstick, Cerise, Coral, Green Patina and Yellow Submarine.

The next step was stencilling, stamping and splattering!  This stage is my favourite :)
I stamped in the background using Blah Mange and the script stamp from ESC04

A little more stamping with the script stamp from ESN11 using Archival Potting Soil.

I stencilled the dots with a Tim Holtz stencil and Little Black Dress.  

And finally to finish it off it was splattered with Chalk, Yellow Submarine and some gold Posca Pen too - for good measure!

I used the left over pink paints from my craft mat to brayer a scrap of Smoothy heavyweight card and then stamped the roses from ESC04 using Versafine in Onyx Black.

I added an extra bit of definition to the roses using coloured pencils before fussy cutting the image and adding to the card with foam squares. I then added the metallic sentiment stickers which are by Tim Holtz.

To finish the card off nicely I mounted it on black card then added to the card blank again using the foam squares.

I really enjoyed making this card - it's good to throw in a few contrasting colours now and then to mix things up a bit.  There is tons of inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram - especially for Valentine's Day ideas so do go and take a look.

Thanks, Claire xx


Helen said...

Wow, Claire, I love this card! Fabulous colours.

Miriam said...

This is beautiful Claire

Caty said...

This is an Amazing card !! Fantastic background, colours and stamps. Love the flowers.
Wish you have a nice day,
Big hugs, Caty

Chris said...

Beautiful, I it! x

PaperArtsy said...

absolutely stunning Claire! It's a beauty!