Thursday 26 March 2020

Love and Hope

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post for my daughters painting and she would like to thank you all.
My card today was inspired by the Tracy Evans live on FB.The background was brayered with a Decoart acrylics(neglected stash) which I went slightly heavy handed on.
Then brayered pale grey acrylic onto a TH stencil then put onto background reverse side down.
Homemade texture paste through the same stencil
I stamped with a grunge stamp from Studiolight once onto the background,then onto more painted card and a bookpage,then layered the hearts and words,with thread added under the hearts,added a can ring pull and splatters to finish.
polka doodles-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
creative moments-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
all fun-ATG
artsy stamper-lots of layers
Jan's digi stamps-ATG
crafty sentiments-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
krafty chicks-all occasions
time out-lots/or a little purple
2sisters on the blog-dots and/or stripes
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG
love to craft-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
mix it up-ATG
craft dee-bowz-ATG
creative artiste-ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
createful heart-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you all stay safe and well
Carol x x


*Vicki* said...

Wow! How gorgeous this is with all of your textures and stenciled design and paint! Of course I love the purple color and your ring pull accent is a neat element to it! TFS my friend! HUGS

R's Rue said...


Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful card - love the background thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Lovely background color and super fun design Carol.

Hugs diane

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Carol

gr karin

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Carol, loving all the different elements and the colour scheme x

Jean said...

Great textures and love the clever use of the ring pull xxx

Carol L said...

Everything looks better in purple, and this is so pretty with all those layered hearts and the tab pull accent! NJ!

meg said...

Fabulous make the colours and texture are gorgeous

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love how "arty" you are Carol, this is fabulous. Isn't home made paste great? Love you added a ring pull.
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

Babs said...

Gorgeous stencil work love the colour you have gone with so lovely , love all the stamped hearts too.
Babs x

Lady said...

Wow... Stunning mixed media card
Love the purple the background, and the hearts... All in fact
Thanks for joining us at All Fun Challenges
See you soon
Lady- AFC owner/DT

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Carol, I love the grungy background, not too heavy at all. I like the addition of the ring pull.
Avril xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Carol! xx

Chrissy said...

WOW.. AWEsome Carol, the textures and colours love the print hearts,fabulous projects..


Stampsnob. said...

You are doing wonderful interesting art ....Lis

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a lovely background and the layered hearts look fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, this is stunning Carol, really gorgeous work. I love the colour and the bubble wrap effect you have created with the stencil. All of the little hearts seem so very significant right now and the ring pull is a lovely effect. - it made me smile.

Dionne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Artistic and fabulous, just love your colours and the idea of reverse use of the brayered stencil...great pop top added...hugs.x

Jan Mahew said...

Carol, Love your mixed media creation! Layers of Love! Thank you for playing along with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your marvelous creation with us! Good Luck, Be safe and wash your hands often! HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

sandie said...

A wonderful mixed media card and I do like the placement of the hearts with the sentiments. Thanks for helping us spread the word and joining us at Time Out x

Janette said...

I did see this on FB Carol but do like to try and come to blogs as much as I can. I love this the colour is just glorious.
Hope your well, stay safe.xx

Caroline said...

Wow, beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing it with us as 2Sistersontheblog.
Caroline DT

pinky said...

When I spotted this on facebook Carol I just adored it. Colours and texture are gorgeous and your layout is so perfect!! Love your added ring pull. Have a box full of them somewhere in this craft room!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! It looks so beautiful with all the texture and layers, I love the heart design too 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste! Hugs, Jo x

Alison59 said...

WOW Carol, what a super make. We all need Love and Hope at this time :-)

dutchess said...

Hi Carol....this is stunning ...loving the colours and all the layers and’s all so interesting and lots to look at...just perfect for the strange time we are living in hope and love,getting through this one day at a time....
Take care and stay safe xxx

Michelle said...

This is stunning Carol - lovely colour and textures. Michelle x

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just lovely my friend!

I hope you and yours are doing well.


Joy Wilson said...

Hi Carol! I love this mixed media project! I need to take classes from you! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Monica C. said...

Wow Carol, you made an amazing background. I love all the detail in it. Your card is lovely.
Hugs Monica

Nataliascraft said...

Wow this is stunning, love the design and beautiful purple colour x

Sheryl said...

Love the texture and dimension on this Carol. The colour is perfect for the design.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Darlene said...

OMG this is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
Please stop by for a visit.

Mia said...

Absolutely perfect card, Carol. You used a gorgeous stamp and made a stunning background. Thank you so much for sharing the steps, my dear friend. Hugs and please stay safe.

Joyce said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love your collage. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! I love all the different elements you used on here too. I haven't thought about my brayer in so long - thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge too.

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW this is amazing with all the textures and components. The eyes just go all over it and it keeps you interested....just like when I go to a Cirque performance.

creationsnz said...

WOOHOO! Love this Carol. Lovely layering and super restrained colour - what an artpiece. CarolG

Ina G said...

Love what you have created here Carol. So much detail and gorgeous colours. What a great idea to add that ring top which finishes this off so well. Thanks for sharing at Mix It Up this month.

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous background! Love the texture. The pull tab is brilliant!

LeslieT said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's March Anything Goes challenge! We hope you visit us often!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

Nicolette said...

Wonderful work. Thank you for joining us.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Gerrina said...

I love the simple colourpalette and all the texture! Gerrina x

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, Carol. I like Tracy's stuff - she makes it look (as it is, really) so easy! This is beautiful and your home made grunge paste makes it even more unique. I made some, too but not sure I'm over fond of it, lol.
Cath x said...

Wonderful card, love the techniques and those hearts really pop. Take care, Michelle x

Tangii said...

This is so fun! Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Chicks challenge.

Gerrina said...

Back again; Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT with your beautiful card! Gerrina x

Helen said...

A fabulous design, Carol - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

Helen x

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge Blog too.

Helen x

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Absolutely amazing, I love this! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Victoria Rowson said...

Gorgeous creation!! It's so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Victoria DT

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Creative Crafters Challenge this time and good luck :)

Alex (PinkCraftyMama) said...

Awesome Mixed Media project and I love the touch of the rung pull! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
Arty Divas DT
Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
Arty Divas

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe during this time.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper