The February challenge for Creative Loops is hearts– perfect for a Valantine’s Day card. I decided to attempt the caught in crystal technique for the first time and although I was happy with the results there is room for improvement on my next try!
Once dried I added Pledge Klear Multi-surface waxand used Spectrum Noir Aquatints to get a blend of colours. I also added some Glamour Dust Glitter which is difficult to see in the photos. I went for shades of red but the differences were quite subtle once they all mixed and didn’t show up as well as I’d have liked. Greens or contrasting colours may have been better. I also wonder if I used too much of everything.
I crumpled up my tissue paper and splodged it on to the Pledge paint mix making sure it was saturated. I left it to dry overnight.
Today I’ve got lots of inspiration for our February challenge- hearts. The challenge topic (hearts) just needs to be a starting point for your inspiration so you could do a creative project with hearts or love or valentines or red….anything you think is linked to hearts.
The Creative Loops challenge is for all types of creatives and is truly anything goes- art, mixed media, sewing, knitting, card making, papercraft, crosstitch, photography, altered art, creative writing, graphic design……if it is creative and inspired by the challenge theme you can join in. The idea is to connect and inspire creatives. We are a local group that meet weekly but anyone is welcome to join the challenge and link up their project.
Feel free to add any ideas and to chat about inspirations in the comments. Here is an inspiration board of ideas you could use with the links listed below.
Please add your finished projects at the bottom of this post.
A mix of ideas to inspire you. Now all you need to do is
Create (original and new creations only, please respect copyright)
Take photos of your creation
Check out the other linked projects, comment on them etc. We want to build a community.
If you have a blog please write about your inspiration, how it links to this challenge and include a link to this post. Add a photo of your project with your name and a short description below. If you do not have a blog post you can upload and share your photo or email me a copy of the photo and details. If you have any problems linking up there is a how to video and tutorial here.
This is my first Saturated Canary digi and I love how she turned out! I used my computer to put her on a background that lookes like a room and colour matched to the papers I was using. I coloured using Promarkers and then used some pearlescent ink to paint highlights. I took tons of pictures as she looks so different depending on the angle!
The middle heart is a circuit board covered with pearlescent ink and crackle paint and a couple of Me To You brads.
I used glitter and pearlescent ink around the edge of the card.
I’m getting into hearts and flowers mode with this and some other things I’m working on! I’m still using up scraps where possible. I used some hearts pattern paper at the back and then sprayed with glimmer mists (unfortunately you can’t really see the pattern of the paper in the photo). I used a MS punch around the page for the inner paper and the corner punch for the back paper. I liked the inner paper so much I couldn’t bear to cover it up! I just added the same glimmer mists so it matched and to messy it up a bit!
I added pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts which I painted with pearlescent ink. I also added a metal heart charm.
It’s so good to have a chance to get more crafting done again. I’ve really missed the nice crafting routine I had! Today I wanted to do a Valentine card that was masculine and using non-traditional colours. I came up with this.
I made the papers using Craft Artist. I distressed inked the card edges and then added mother of pearl style beads.
I also decorated the inside of the card. I will add sentiments later!