14 February 2012

True Love

Now I don't want my blog to turn into a slushy read but today IS Valentine's Day and I am hugely privileged to be married to my True Love so this little token is for him! I am somewhat consumed by my newly learned technique of bumping and some what obsessed by Portfolio Pastels so I covered a piece of thick cardboard with Snowflake Fresco Paint and some Cut and Dry foam. Then I used Dolly Mix paint and sponged it over a Mini Harlequin mask, heat dried it, moved the mask slightly and repeated with Claret paint and finally repeated with Dolly Mix again. I then sanded the whole piece before using the Mini Bingo mask as before but with Inky Pool and Snowflake paint. In the top right I used a Mini Cosmic Swirl mask with Limelight and Snowflake paints and again sanded the whole piece. 
There are parts of the piece where the cardboard shows through and I love the whole retro feel of the colours - much like an old battered fairground ride. So that's where my imagination went next I stamped the heart on a piece of grungeboard, painted it with red and orange Portfolio pastels and covered it with Glossy accents. Then I stamped the image on my painted board, embossed it and painted the ribbon with red and pink Portfolios slowly layering the colours. I then painted the swirl in yellow pastel. 
Because this is for my Valentine (!) I stamped an 'Admit One' stamp (in keeping with the fairground vibe) and stamped and cut out a ticket and added the words 'True Love' so it now says 'admit one true love'. Aahh! How romantic! I am missing the Valentine ticket from that set so if you see it lying around do let me know! I thought I might share this with the lovely Linda and the Grungy Monday folks and Hels' and her Sunday Stamper where this week's theme is, unsurprisingly, love! 
I hope you like my romantic gesture and that you might have received one yourself (I will update this post if I do but I think it's safe to assume that my Mr Right will be true to form and won't be acknowledging the day!)
Signature

18 comments:

Helen said...

I can safely say that I won't be getting any Valentines but this is really pretty and I too am obsessed by the "bumping" we learnt on Sunday.. have a great day.

Bella said...

I got nothing for 12 years, there is always hope...I have received for the past 3!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Gabrielle, love your background and the image works so well, love it. Enjoy your day. Tracy x

Pamela said...

Love your tag, all the layers makes it so dimensional and the colors are great!

TonyR said...

fantastic piece Gabrielle; the pastels are a definite thumbs up i think! the colours are gorgeous! i think this should be the year of colour!
enjoy a romantic day hun xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is beautiful!!

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh this is LUSH Gabrielle... I haven't tried the pastels yet and I am now seriously adding them to my need list (note, I don't have a wish list rofl) Thanks for joining in with the SUnday sTamper x

The Crafty Chick said...

Ohhhherrerrrrrrrr blush aren't you the good romantic girl! Going for the brownie points hey?? Lol

Nice bumping BTW!!
Leandra

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Jo said...

Babe - where's mine???????

Plume said...

Great card! i love that stampsand I like the harlequin background very much too.

victoria h said...

very romantic with fab colours. I received a 'best wife ever' badge. Thought that would make you laugh!

Gillian .... said...

Oooo loving the look you achieved with said pastels (aren't they just the best thing), love the grungy/rock heart with this colour palette, much creativity going on in that studio:) x

Alison said...

Stunning card Gabrielle! Great bumping! xox

anna christensen crafts said...

Stunning Gabrielle!, I love this image and your colours are really gorgeous xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your Valentines card. The 'admit one' was such a cool stamp to use on this. And all your layers of color are scrumptious!

Maria said...

Woot woot! Congrats Gabrielle on winning the Simon Says Stamp gift certificate!! I know you'll have lots of fun with whatever you get!! :)

Sara Jansen said...

WOW...what amazing colors and design. This is a Fan-tab-ulous card. Your true love is a lucky guy!! Now I have to go figure out what Portfolio Pastels are...! Congratulations on winning the SSS certificate. Always fun to get new bling...especially when it's free. Enjoy.