Saturday, February 18, 2012

Love Bites

Hi guys!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend :)

I am playing along with a new challenge tonight, well new to me anyway! Last week I was at a local craft store hoping and praying they had memento tuxedo black ink because I just got my alcohol markers in the mail and desperately wanted to use them. You know how it is when you get new craft toys ;) Anyway, when I saw that they had it I let out s squeal of joy to which another crafter and I began laughing and chatting about.

During our conversation Rebecca mentioned she served on a couple of DT's including The Corrosive Challenge, which I had never heard of. After checking out Rebecca's blog I went over to the challenge site and found such fun :) They are a different type of blog that really pushes you outside your comfort zone. If you get a chance I hope you go check it out and also you'll want to visit Rebecca's blog, talk about a talented lady!

So the challenge is Love Bites  . . . interesting no? Here is my take

I started by tracing a large chipboard heart onto white card stock. I then colored it ink pad to paper with barn door and stamped Hero Arts, Starburst Lace in aged mahogany. For the bites taken out of the heart I punched a scrap piece of paper with my scallop edge (EK Success) and traced over the heart. I trimmed the whole piece out.
The little hearts are from Hero Arts, Sweet Hearts set and are colored with aged mahogany and festive berries. All the hearts were added to the white card base with dimensional adhesive.
For the sentiment I printed it off the computer and layered it on some black before trimming it into a banner. Stardust stickles and glossy accents accent four of the smaller hearts. 

I love how it looks like a lovey dovey Valentine until you really look at it :) One of the girls at work was like "That's so pretty . . . .oh?!" Hahaha too funny!

If your still with me after this super long post I appreciate it so much! Thanks for stopping in :)


  1. Wow. This is a great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us for the "Love Bites" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge.

  2. Awesome take on the challenge! So clever and original! The hearts are all so pretty! That's very cool that you met Rebecca! She's fabulous, isn't she? Thanks for checking us out and for playing along! We hope we'll see you again! :)

  3. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment. I do remember you. Your card is beautiful. I look forward to getting to know you better. FYI, I just found out that Pat Catan's is going to be carrying an alcohol line in the next few days. I know the markers were ordered and are being tested in North Ridgeville. They are supposed to be more affordable and sold in color sets. I can't wait to see more from you in the future. Take care and thanks for playing with us.