Saturday, 20 February 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 - Letter F

The letter for this fortnight's Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is "F". However there is a little twist to the challenge - the finished art piece must include a heart somewhere. I have chosen the word fidelity, but could have used faithfulness as they have much the same meaning. My chosen format for this year's challenge is landscape postcard size - 6 x 4ins.

For the background I stencilled Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the two corners of the card then dusted over the top and stamped with the same ink. The large heart was stamped using Satin Red Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. The image of the couple was re-shaped from a square to a heart and attached to the large heart. I stamped the love stamp with Coffee Archival but the heart didn't show up too well so I stamped it again on a piece of card to match the colour of the large one, cut it out and glued it to the postcard. I finished my postcard with a computer generated dictionary definition.

Postcard Recipe
Base card - Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Versafine - Satin Red
Ranger Archival - Coffee
Music - Crafty Individuals
Script - Crafty Individuals CI-161
Large heart - Etched Heart Stamp Addicts SA-7036
Love - Craft Stamper (Feb 2016) freebie
Flourishes -Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes 97632  
Image of couple - Crafty Individuals from Miniatures "Peoples and Places 2"
Wow! Embossing powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine WA015F
Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media die used as a stencil
Computer generated words - Typewriter font


kaybee said...

Love the neutral colouring with a punch of red!

gardenpinks said...

Great minds Maggie I tried to use that heart stamp on my piece but it didn't have good definition. Do like that stamp! Love your postcard, the red is really well set off against the cafe au lait type background. Love the word you chose,

Craftyfield said...

It has the look of a Vintage Valentine with just the right pop of red! The heart shaped image nestling in the stamped heart is a great idea, lovely page!

hazel said...

A beautiful postcard - very romantic.
xxx Hazel.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm REALLY late and know it, but I simply had to visit, even though the next CB challenge has already been posted. I actually like the word fidelity better, because it seems to have more meaning to me. The beauty of the piece comes in the colors you used. The red really pops out from the creamy background. This is a real beauty.

Julia said...

Lovely vintage style postcard and a great choice of word.

Crafty Claire said...

I love the vintage style and using the red for both hearts really ties it all together x

buterfliecrafter said...

I love everything about it, the vintage style, the background which looks like store bought vintage paper, the picture of the couple and the accent color red.great.

Jane said...

A beautiful vintage page, perfect for The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge, thank you for joining in!
Jane x