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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Make Art Challenge #1

A new challenge started up at the beginning of the year, you can find it HERE.  The challenge celebrates all things Wendy Vecchi. The first challenge is to use Embossing Paste.  I would like to enter more challenges this year and Wendy's challenge is such a great opportunity.  The first challenge is sponsored by eclectic Paperie who will be awarding a product prize to a randomly chosen entrant.

I have had Wendy's heart stencil for some time now and since February is just around the corner, I thought I would use it to create a Valentine card.
I used the stencil and Wendy's Crackle Embossing Paste onto black card and left it to dry.  When dry I covered it with Carnation Red Archival Ink, using a blending tool.  The black card shows nicely through the cracks.   I cut the heart out and edged it with Black Archival Ink.

The flowers are from Wendy's Stamp It, Stencil It range.  These were stamped onto white card, coloured and then the stencil was placed on top and I used Wendy's Clear Embossing Paste over the top, let this dry and then I fussy cut the flowers.
To make the background I used Ranger Manila card stock and stamped the bottom and top border with Say It With Art lace stamp (SCS126), half on the bottom and the other half on the top of the cardstock.  I used Tea Dye and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks to cover the card.  The top was then spritzed with a mix of Broken China Re-inker, water and a spot of Perfect Pearls to give a slight sheen.  I went around the heart and the edges of the card with a black Distress Marker.

The sentiment is from The Beauty of Art (SCS124) and seems just perfect for Valentines, this was stamped directly onto the heart with black Archival Ink.  I finished by adding a Blossom bucket Butterfly and mounted the card onto black cardstock and then onto a white base card.

Thanks so much for looking, hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx



43 comments:

  1. oh my Anne - this is so very beautiful - I love it to pieces. The crackle on the heart is amazing - and those flowers are gorgeous - lovely! Hope you are well lovely lady. Big hugs rachel x

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  2. Very lovely indeedy :D ((hugs)) xx

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  3. Yes, I love that bold red gorgeously crackled heart! This is so perfect for the fast approaching Valentine's Day~ Love this much! Hugs!

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  4. Anne, this is marvelous! Love your crackled RED heart, and Wendy's stamp - perfect!
    xx Lynn

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  5. Fabulous look with the crackle showing the black base. That's a stunning color for the heart too. Loved the way you added the clear paste over the pretty flowers, and that border stamping looks so exotic. A beautiful Valentine card. Wouldn't expect anything else from Our Anne! TFS & Hugs/

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  6. That is such a beautiful heart! So vibrant in that red and the cracks are amazing. Beautiful card,Anne.

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  7. Amazing - every bit is perfect. So love the heart. xxx

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  8. This is stunning Anne. The textured heart looks amazing, I love the sentiment, beautiful flowers and wonderful border detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Great card Anne - I love the way the crackle shows on the heart.
    Toni xx

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  10. absolutely gorgeous Anne...the crackled heart is amazing xxx

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  11. Love the colour scheme - you can't beat red and turquoise together. That texture on the heart is fantastic and a nice lace stamp too! Elaine xx

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  12. Wow that is some heart Anne I can almost see it beating. The gorgeous blue hues behind make everything pop nicely. What lucky person is going to get this I wonder???

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  13. What amazing vibrant colour, I love how everything 'pops' and is all so eye catching. The crackle heart is just pure gorgeousness xx

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  14. Beautiful creation Anne... I love Wendy's style,but not yet started collecting her goodies! I love how you have combined the different elements onto this card, choosing colours to really make to heart stand out. Nikki xxx

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  15. Stunning Anne,I am really impressed by the crackle on the heart, such a fab idea to do it on black card stock. The whole card design is just brilliant (as is the quality of your photos by the way) a stunning make!

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  16. Traumhaft schön, liebe Anne.
    Das große rote Herz und die weißen Margeriten, das passt wunderbar zusammen.
    Ich bin begeistert :-)

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  17. A gorgeous card Anne and the colour palette is so uplifting when we are wearying for Spring. Gorgeous flowers too x love it x

    Hugs Annie x

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  18. This is gorgeous Anne .... I love everything about it. The crackle heart is stunning, the words are just perfect and the flowers are a nice pretty accent ...... great job!! Linda xx

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  19. Anne, this is stunning, I love the vibrancy of it..fabulous colours..Hugs Carole Z~ X

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  20. Hi Anne I just love the heart, it is simply gorgeous. I love how you have crackled it and the colours you have used. The words are beautiful x

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  21. Gorgeous Anne! I love the red and aqua against the black, so striking and the texture on your heart is amazing! What a wonderful border stamp...adding that one to my list!! Beautiful flowers too, bold and beautiful! hugs :)

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  22. Gorgeous, Annie! This is like a beautiful ceramic tile from an enormously wealthy person's conservatory! I can imagine several of them inset here and there in the tile banner that marches around the room. Of course, you know I always love aqua and red together!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  23. I love the beautiful, bold, red crackle texture in the heart along with the simple daisy flowers and cooler aqua colour, looks wonderful Anne.

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  24. This needs framing, seriously! An OUTSTANDING card that positively screams Wendy Vecchi style with your impeccable attention to detail and amazing use of colour. This is already a winner in my eyes. Well done you xxx

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  25. Absolutely brilliant, that heart is awesome.
    Love it.

    Patricia xx

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  26. I so have to start participating in this! I LOVE your heart...excellent color and crackle!

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  27. Gorgeous heart Anne! Love all the crackled detail!

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  28. What a beautiful red crackled heart Anne! The blooms are so pretty and it all looks so lovely against the wonderful blue background! Thanks for reminding me of the Wendy Challenges - I really wanted to participate in them!!

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  29. A fabulous card Anne ! Love that crackled heart. The embossing paste works so well. . Beautiful crisp stamping too . X

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  30. I Love this card Anne, especially the background effect, the superb crackle on the heart and the crispness of the fresh white flowers against the red and turquoise. Your new light box really does make a difference, we all get to see even more of the beautiful detail on your projects. Mo xx

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  31. Love that crackle! The heart and that quote! The flower makes a brilliant contrast! Hugs, Chrisx

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  32. Wonderful Anne - love the heart how exciting - a whole new challenge with a whole new look!
    Sandy xx

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  33. LOVE this card, Anne!! I love the big red crackly heart and those two little daisy's...too sweet!! Such a happy Valentine's Day card!! :) XOXO-Shari

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  34. Love the heart Anne, fab texture, Angela x

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  35. Stunning and I love the crackled heart! I thought this was a canvas as it would be perfect as one, I love your card though!!
    Hugs, Kelly

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  36. this is awesome! the crackled heart is perfect!
    thanks for joining the fun!

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  37. This is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the beautiful crackled effect.
    Rebecca.
    x

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  38. Well, that's a challenge right up your street, isn't it?! Fabulous rich red on the crackly heart, and it pops so well against that gorgeous spritzy background.
    Alison xx

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  39. This is very striking! Gorgeous crackle effect on the heart too. I've had this stencil for ages but never used it. You've now inspired me to go & find it in my stash. Perfect timing for Valentines.
    Amy x

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  40. This is very striking! Gorgeous crackle effect on the heart too. I've had this stencil for ages but never used it. You've now inspired me to go & find it in my stash. Perfect timing for Valentines.
    Amy x

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  41. You with red and black is always a such a winning combination Anne. I just love the strident contrasts here. Your heart is amazing and I bet you were nervous directly stamping on the fab sentiment But of course your placement is perfect. A really wonderful design that has a tremendous pop to it together with lots of gorgeous detailing. Nicola x

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  42. Fabulous colours and design Anne - very Wendy. The beautiful red heart really pops and contrasts magnificently with the white flowers. xxx

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