Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love Always

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another Valentine's card to share with you.  I colored up the adorable Be Mine Skunk a few weeks ago and shared him on my Instagram feed.  I think he is SO darn cute that I decided to color him up again and do a blog post.  While my first example on IG had him colored in a much more natural way, I broke out the only-happens-in-the-crafting-world colors!  I mean, come on. What could be cuter than a purple skunk???  I guess I'll leave that up to you to decide!

This is another one of those projects that didn't go as planned.  In fact, it was kind of an accident that I managed to recover from quite nicely.  I knew I wanted to work with the colors in the current #cddmonthly Social Challenge.  I got out my Kuretaki Gansai watercolors and selected a red, pink and purple to work with.  I traced loosely around the Heart of Hearts die to give me an approximate shape to work with and add a bit of clean water.  I then randomly added bits of the three colors.  I dried it with my heat tool and then added another layer of the colors.  After it was dry, I added some splatters with black and the silver watercolors.

Then the accident happened.  I had intended to cut the heart out of a solid white piece and use it as an overlay over the watercolored piece.  Well, I've been sick lately and not quite thinking so clearly.  I cut the heart out of the watercolored piece!  Oh man.  I realized what I had done as soon as I finshed cutting it out. So, scratch my original plan and come up with something else!  I wasn't about to throw away what I had already invested my time in!

Thankfully I had used an oversized piece of water color paper so I was able to use a die to cut it out. I had left the bottom portion unsplattered so I got my paints back out and added a lot more splatters after taking out all the little hearts.  I plan to use those hearts on another project in the future.  Ok, so I had a panel.  Now what to do with it?  I didn't like the look of a colored piece behind the heart so I used a plain piece of watercolor paper.  I then added a bit of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir glitter marker in some of the hearts.  And because purple is my favorite color, I colored the skunk with different shades of purple to match!  Plus the red heart of course.

The little black banner is cut from one of the Flag Banner dies.  The sentiment is from the Simply Said set and embossed in silver.  I popped the skunk up with foam tape and added glitter marker to the heart (I can't help it!).  Mounted all of those to a red piece of cardstock and finally onto a black card base.  Whew!  I just love it when an accident becomes a happy accident!

Don't forget that now that we are in a new month, there is a new monthly challenge/mood board up!  It's super easy to participate and there are prizes to be won!  Make sure you use #cddmonthly!

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