Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Key to My Heart

This sweet little girl and doggie is my first Sarah Kay image. I loved watercoloring it with my SU reinkers and making it in the Shabby Chic style. The paper is a pretty design from the K&Co. Classics box. (Such a deal at Michael's last week - a 150 sheet box for $14.99 and the prints are beautiful!!). I decided to make the theme 'key to my heart' by adding a couple of chipboard hearts that I painted with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. The paint color is actually Picket Fence (white) but I scooped a little out onto a pallet and added a tiny drop of SU Rose Romance reinker plus a dash of Creamy Caramel to bring it down a tone. It came out a pretty good match for the rose color in the paper. The 'Love' and 'Trust' tickets are by Tim Holtz also. I happened to have a tiny silver key in my stash that is so pretty and has a tiny clear rhinestone at the end. The edges of all the papers were sponged with Creamy Caramel and distressed with scissors. The wide lace on top is from Jo-Ann's and the burlap lace is from Stamper's Dream. The raspberry polka dotted button is from Stampin' Up which I colored with a Copic marker and added the black polka dots. It actually matches the dots in her dress and cap almost perfectly. This card was a joy to make. I just loved working with the colors and textures of the design elements. I even decorated the back panel.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sarah Kay by Stampavie, SU Seaside Sketches (for the sentiment)
Paper: K&Co., SU: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Ink: SU
Reinkers: Rose Romance, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, More M
ustard, Soft Sky, Basic Black. Stewart Superior India Ink and a little Encore silver metallic for the key
Accessories: Brads and lace - JoAnn's, Prima flowers, Cuttlebug Hearts & Stamps die for the chipboard hearts, Tim Holtz distress crackle paint, Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, Martha Stewart
leaf punch, SU button and Copic marker, Tim Holtz tickets, key - who knows - some kind of jewelry finding, burlap lace - May Arts.

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Carolyn said...

Oh Wow Linda!!! I just love this card. It is so pretty!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL! I love all of the "found" objects. :)

Ellibelle said...

I just found your blog while surfing the SCS gallery. I love this card. Love all the details you added. Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This card is a beauty! I love your shabby chic style, very pretty.
Stop by my blog for some candy :)
Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I love, love, love this card. As always, your collages are the best around! Have a great day...Abby:)

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