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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gothic Valentine, Me?

Boy did I step out of my comfort zone. I joined in on Tracy's, (over at Helmar) Ustream chat on Monday and I was amazed that she could create an art page in an hour. It takes me forever. She gave me some good advice, Don't worry about what you're doing. Don't think about it too much and just let it happen. Not those exact words but you get the picture. So I decided I would do just one card and try to keep it to an hour (I went over!). Even though this is a little different. I really liked it.  I also dropped by Pink Saturday for a visit.
So I just started diggin into my stash and went from there:
Prima flowers
Coordination Paper
Cranberry Zing Glimmer Mist
Black acrylic paint
Stamp I made with my Stampmaker
Want to Scrap bling
Darice Embossing folder

I embossed the cardstock and it actually caused the paper to tear so I just went with it. (Letting go of my sense of order).


I LOVE my Teresa Collins Stampmaker. I had made this stamp last year. I stamped it on some type of paper I found in my stash, Used a dry brush with black paint to goth everything up. Glimmer misted my flowers.
I Painted this bird I found, added the flowers ribbon and bling and voila. Now..... Who to give it to? Does it look too dark for a Valentine? BTW.... I sent this over to the Sugar Creek Hollow Embossing Challenge.

15 comments:

Queenie Believe said...

What fun!! Tis good to step out of the comfort zone from time to time.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Jan Mendoza said...

give it to ME! You LOVE ME!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh I love this!!!! The grugy elegance of it!!!

LUISA MAY said...

I like it!! It would make a very nice card for valentine....

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Kim, this is fabulous!!!! Way to go!!! Your creativity is amazing, my friend!!!
XO
Cindy

Sherri Caramico said...

A great Valentine! very nice!

Patti P. said...

I love the black and pinks...just a fabulous card. Your torn embossing is terrific, I would have left it be also. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and sharing.

Patti SCH/DT

chubskulit said...

Love is in the air. Happy Pink Saturday.

My PINK is waiting for you, come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Jann Olson said...

Love, love the card. The older I get the more I've learned to not worry and just let it happen. Sometimes the most wonderful things come from mishaps! Visiting from Pink Saturday. Good luck on the challenge. I think it's a winner! Now a new follower.

LUISA MAY said...

I just tagged you via post! Come check it out if you like to join the fun!

http://votreamielouie.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-been-taggedyoure-next.html

Lorraine said...

Love the card, love the black and pink. Isn't it funny how a minor mishap(tearing of the card) leads you to try something different and makes it so much better! Love all the textures. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is truly beautiful! It's not too dark for a Valentine at all. It's very romantic. I too have had a problem with that folder cracking the paper. I love how you used that to your advantage. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Renee
SCH DT

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

It is wonderful ! that is my advice too .. don't think about it just do it and have fun.
Happy PS

sandee said...

Tou were at Tracy's U-stream? Wonderful, so was I..<--SandeeA...let me know your log in name so I can look for you if you attend another ( when she gets back from CHA ), do you use Helmar? It's awesome stuff! Joined your blog! :)

Kim said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I'm liking the card more and more. Sandee, my name comes up as Kim_Lazycowgirl. Can't wait to join you next time.