This was going to be a quick card until I decided to add one of those steps that take more time than you thought and really don't add much to the card. The teal panel was dry embossed with a dot ef and looked fine. Then I just had to go over each tiny dot with stickles...little details that only I notice. The grey paned is a ef with grey ink smeared on it then dry embossed. I added grey stickle dots to that too. The hearts are colored with copics and prisma pencils. It is hard to see, but there is a little cheese cloth under the bow. Today is one of those busy, not fun errand days...started off with a blood test. I have not been able to look at the gallery this week, so I am planning to reward myself with some gallery gazing tonight. Tfl, Francie
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 98822
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 10:48 AM
Well, I see the Stickles on the dots, and since it's something I do myself ;-), I know both how long it takes and how good it looks. The other sponged embossed panel looks gorgeous - and so do your repeated hearts! Now, they are what would have taken me forever.
Well all your work was worth it becaue this card is awesome! I love those hearts and I never thought of the stickles on the dots but you bet I will try it now. I love the gray panel. I do that a lot. I love the look. Great card.
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Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 12:58 PM
Oh Francie, these hearts are so stunning! That is what would have taken my time is coloring those. The stickles are very well done adding them to the dots. Wow the extra mile you did on this card. Someone has to give you some cookies for all the work you put in to this beauty. And incorporating three challenges, you did fantastic!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39861
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
Beautiful card for sure. Love those hearts. Your stickle dots just pop! Fabulous job. TFS :0)
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 33976
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 2:59 PM
I know what you mean about thinking you have to add some extra stuff and it takes forever! I love that stickle on each dot detail..you can see them and I bet it looks even better IRL. Your colored hearts are so pretty..love the color combo on this (now I see it's the CC colors..the ones I didn't care for...in your hands I love them!!!)...Awesome card ;)
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Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 4:23 PM
Francie, this is FANTASTIC! All the extra time you spent did make a difference! I love the polka dot bg, I love the gray panel (it turned out beautifully) and I really, truly love the hearts! Fabulous image and you colored it to perfection. Straight into favorites!
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22639
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 5:10 PM
Nothing more fun than a notification that you uploaded! The hint of sparkle you added to your beautifully colored image enhances it! Love your use of it without overwhelming the card. The gray panel, I would have guessed that was designer paper until I read your description. LOVE the way you did that bow! Gorgeous card, Francie!