Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hearts/Valentines- Creative Belli Challenge #136

 I made this card using a new Technique Junkies technique called Zenstamping for the new Creative Belli Challenge which runs from Feb. 1st until Feb. 14th.

  I have avoided all of the 'Zen' opportunities that I have had- I am not sure why...but added Zen stamping touches to the scarf and to the gloves.  I love that the scarf has hearts in it.... My husband is going to Breckenridge skiing and will be returning home right when we will be celebrating Valentine's Day- so the image is perfect for the occasion.
  I colored the image with Copics and 'texturized' his jacket. I added Faux Flower soft to her muff.  TIP: You can use any scraps of styrofoam you have to create your own Flower soft.  HERE is my picture tutorial on how to make Faux Flower soft- color of your choice. The background of the hearts is done using another technique called Triple dimension (a technique from 2/06). For the background I used Distress Inks. All of the images are from Rogue Redhead Designs Snow Hugs plate.
 I am a lover of Pinks, but I think this card is masculine enough to give to my husband.

The Spirit of the Belli Challenge is to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments.  I used Faux Flower soft that I made ages ago and decided it was time to use it up!

 When you upload your challenge card to any gallery (Splitcoast, Outlawz, CDAC, etc....), please use keyword CBC136
  We have alot of inspiration for you by the DT-and a new Belli to be announced-please check out the Creative Belli Blog for links to their cards and to see who the Belli is!

Challenges- you bet!
Anything Goes- To the One I Love
Oldie but Goodie- Faux Flower soft; hearts on scarf and on the end of scarf
Shopping Our Stash- People who need People : )
Tip Top Tuesday- Valentine and tip to use styrofoam for Faux Flower Soft- link
Tuesday Throwdown- Use Hearts
The Cheerful Stamp Pad- Romance is in the Air
Stamps R Us-Valentines/Love
Outlawz- Hearts plus a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint- Someone Special

Oh- one more thing- my little nephew Brian-now 5- made it through Chemo and Radiation- and Make a Wish sent him to Disney prior to Christmas.  The family is active in the Dragonfly organization in the Cincinnati area for Children with cancer- he is on a billboard that Dragonfly just put up- I had to share- how cool is that!

Thanks for stopping by!


Leanne said...

Really lovely card and I love your tip - thanks for sharing!

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Flutterby Trina said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at TTT with our valentines challenge, lovely that your nephew has made it to a bill board! I hope to see you again at the TTT blog, you can enter unto three cards and three tips! x

Sharon said...

Looks really great Shelly! Great background and love that image!

Unknown said...

What a super adorable card!!!! They look like they are having fun!!!!! Fabulous card!!!!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ahhhh, this is so pretty, can't wait to see what "zen stamping" is all about!

jimlynn said...

Precious and so pretty! Love that image and your background paper. I'll have to check out the homemade flower soft too!

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhh, that heart scarf IS adorable and this is certainly the perfect card to give your hubby after a skiing trip. :)
Wonderfully colored and yes, it's perfectly masculine for the occasion.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..I'm a goofball. I didn't mean to include the "tip" part on my last comment. Your tip is wonderful and very resourceful. :)
Sorry about that. Back to coffee pot I go!
Lisa xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

What a stunning card you have created.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the image you used.


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kiwimeskreations said...

So glad to hear your nephew is in recovery!! Love the card and the red background.

NanaConnie said...

First saw this at Outlawz, Shelly, and I still love it! Thanks for submitting it to Tuesday Throwdown for the Use Hearts challenge, and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie TT DT

Ceal said...

great card Shelly and love that technique TFS!

Unknown said...

You did a Wonderful job!

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Darlene said...

Boy Shelly, this card is out of this world! Rather intimidating (for me) with all of the techniques you've listed here. I'll have to do some real research to keep up with you! LOL
Off to check out your faux flower soft - thank you for that also!
Wishing you & hubby a great Valentine's Day!

Markey said...

Very nice your background really supports the sweet image

joy said...

Great coloring on your card with some neat techniques! I know you are tickled that your nephew was featured on the billboard -- how special!

Deena said...

great that muff...i have been making my own flower soft for a while now and i totally like it better than the real stuff...thanks for joining us at shopping our stash this week!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great background, thanks for playing at anything goes, hugs trace x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Shar B said...

I really love what you did with the scarf and mittens! Wonderful touches to a fabulous card!

Michele said...

this is a beautiful card! thank you for joining the "romance is in the air" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Crystal said...

Adorable & love how you added the texture. Texture add such a great element to a card! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this week :)

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

LaJanette said...

Great card with lots of texture! I think pink is great for a guy:0)

Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday and for sharing your tip:0)

Janette said...

Love all the great details on your card! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad...