Monday, June 2, 2014

LOTV - Because You're Special...

Happy Monday, everyone...hope your weekend was a fun one. Summer's in full swing around here...high temps, and allergies in full swing...wheeeeeee! :)

Father's Day is just around the corner, so I'm going to feature a few more masculine cards for a bit (but there will still be some girly, feminine, shabby-chic cards, too).  For today's card, I used some pieces of patterned papers left from previous projects, and because there's no image, I used some textural elements to embellish the sentiment pieces in the center. It's made in deeper tones, using papers from LOTV's Beach Bliss pad (light tan squares), and Father Knows Best pad (all other papers), with some shabby mixed-media touches...

The clock is stamped onto watercolor paper using LOTV's Set 66, Grunge Elements - it was watercolored with Distress Inks.  In the center, I stamped the sentiment using Set 29, Vintage Sentiments/Just to Say, diecut it with a circle die, watercolored with more Distress Inks, and popped it up with foam tape. I used a selection of tiny watch parts beneath the clock...Glossy Accents worked perfectly to adhere these tiny elements down securely...

Instead of my usual embellishments of flowers and pearls, this time I used die cuts of  branches, Chloe stems, and leaves, and added a tiny bit of white craft paint to distress them and the twine...

Patterned Papers:   LOTV Beach Bliss and Father Knows Best
Stamps:   LOTV Set 29, Vintage Sentiments/Just to Say and Set 66, Grunge Elements
Dies:   Impression Obsession Bare Branch;   Memory Box Chloe Stem;   Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves;   
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small
Stencil:   Tim Holtz Chevron
Miscellaneous:   watch parts, cheesecloth, modeling paste, twine, Distress Inks

And one last note of interest for today...

Lili of the Valley is running a 3-for-2 Special Offer on the website that runs from today through noon (UK time) on Friday on select image stamps and art pads...there are lots to choose from, so please check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope your week started with a smile!


  1. OMG Kathy! Wow wow wow .. once again .. this is AMAAZING! I love your work and all the gorgeous things you come up with .. it's so incredible!

    Hope all is well there! ps .. we're getting those awful high temps too .. ugh! Can you believe we've already hit 105 degrees one day last week?! Yuck!

    Sending Big Hugs,

  2. Stunning grungy guy card!! Really love this Kathy!! Fabulous design!! ox


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