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“Secret Love”

Secret Love

I was asked, for the first time ever, to be a guest designer by
They surprised me with an email inviting me to be their GD
for the texture challenge (with a twist of glimmer/shine).
I gave this serious thought…like for 2 seconds…
then jumped at it with both feet!!!

I am really loving the texture of corrugated card at the moment and this time 
after covering it in tissue tape I gave it a light gesso wash…
I will definitely be doing this again as it makes a gorgeous background.
Then some torn and ripped papers, 
embossing and grunge paste make up the rest of the texture.
There is a little ink on the papers but I liked the way the colours played off each other,
so I haven’t added a lot.

The glimmer is on the heart, the beads, metal and rhinestones.
The heart is made up of an image stamped onto tissue paper and glued on,
embossed on one side with glossy accent highlights
and pearl glimmer mist sprayed over the top.

I just thought I would add this pic to show the glimmer on the heart piece.

Pop on over to the C2CU blog and be inspired by this months challenge –
the team have some awesome inspiration to share!
It is such an honour to be involved
and I thank the team for the opportunity to do something different.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…

15 Responses to ““Secret Love””

  1. Pothys says:

    An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

  2. brenda says:

    As always stunning work Dot, thank you for sharing.

    B x

  3. Brenda Brown says:

    I love this piece Dot, such a unique and creative card. Thank you so much for being a guest designer at crafts too, it has been a pleasure having you. Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Congrats Dot on being picked for a GD spot and my oh my how sultry does that image look on the heart. Loads of texture and inkiness everything looks so delicious. Love it.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  5. Redanne says:

    Huge congratulations Dot on your GD spot! Love what you have made, all that texture and your wonderful design – just beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Fandhmum says:

    Congrats and what a wonderful project
    Rosie x

  7. Meggymay says:

    Gorgeous card, the image looks fantastic framed on the heart.

  8. Jessi Fogan says:

    Wow! I love the super shabby chic details – it looks like it was so much fun to make πŸ™‚ Thanks SO much for coming to play with us at the Drunken *hiccup* Stampers this week πŸ™‚

  9. First of all congrats on being a guest designer! This looks totally stunning, shabby and beautiful all at the same time!

  10. Chris D. says:

    Congrats on your GD gig – it is well deserved! Your card is amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  11. That's a gorgeous card, fantastic details.

  12. Mandy says:

    Wonderful card Dot, I love the different textures and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  13. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful! Great colours and details. And a little shine never goes amiss. :)So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers this week!

  14. Terry says:

    So you really had to think about it that long? All kidding aside, big congratulations on a GDT spot so deserved! This project is a really eye catching! Love that heart and all the texture! Hugs!

  15. Donna says:

    Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers for the Die Cut challenge πŸ™‚

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