Saturday, 27 January 2018

Grungy Mixed Media Valentine's Day Card by Tracey Sabella

Hello everyone, it's Tracey back with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but my husband isn't into girly pink hearts, so I really enjoy coming up with ideas on how to show my love with a more grungy look. Here's my Valentine card for him featuring ScrapBerry's fabulously masculine Adventure Awaits and Words Live Forever Collections. I've also used ScrapBerry's gorgeous Silver Wings and a polymer heart from the Vintage Circus Collection.

Close-Ups
The background is a sheet from the 6x6" Adventure Awaits collection. The Memos page from the Words Live Forever collections has wonderful vintage paper pieces along with the  clock that I cut out and layered in the center of the card. The edges are inked to give a grungy vintage feel. The Vintage Circus Polymer Heart was brushed with black gesso, then texture added with mini art stones in soft matte gel.

The ScrapBerry's Metal Wings are a focal point centered with a corrugated heart in theme with Valentine's Day. I have a pulled an assortment of gears, and assorted pieces to arrange around the heart and sentiment. Before adhering, I painted the odd assortment with black gesso. Once everything was in place, I brushed with Rust and Patina Effect Paste, then rubbed with several colors of art wax to bring out the amazing textures. Around the edges I've added texture with art stones, mica flakes, and microbeads.

I simply adore the woodgrain and gear images on the background paper.

It makes my day when I find an old rusty washer laying on the ground. This washer is one of those sweet finds.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Adventure Awaits ~ Paper Set 6x6” (SCB220610509x)
Words Live Forever Collection ~ Memos (SCB220609307)

Vintage Circus ~ Performance Polymer Items (SCB26002010)
Metal Embellishments ~ Set of Wings, Silver (SCB341101)

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

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