Sunday, February 7, 2021

613 Avenue Create - February Challenge - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist - "Heart and Soles"

 Hello, Crafty Peoples!

Welcome to our second challenge of 2021.

I must admit that I am responsible for this month's Optional Twist: "Heart and Soles."
I think I was in one of my "forced" creativity modes when I chose this theme. I am convinced that there will be one or two outstanding designs submitted, and that will be all the justification I need. 
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...More Than Jimmy Chew
This card is for my former Infusion Nurse!  
She Loves Shoes and the color Orange
I knew I wanted to use both hearts and soles in my design.  The greatest challenge I faced was figuring out the best way to make that happen.  My stash of shoe dies is very limited.  I have the jumbo-sized one that I used here and another miniature one.  Ultimately, merging the heart and the shoe seemed the best solution.
I created my background using two of my favorite Distress Ink Colors, Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade.  I mixed in a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick.  I stenciled in the little hearts using Memento's London Fog Dye Ink.  I used a sponge dipped in glycerin to blend out any hard edges between my colors.
I created the inside sentiment in MS Word™.  One of my self-challenges for 2021 is to decorate the interior of my cards.  I used Liquid Pearls™ and Glossy Accents™ to create an embellishment for the shoe.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your Hearts and Soles in the Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Teresa Collins - Stencil Essentials - "I Love You" (3Pk. 8"x10")
La Blanche Stamps - "Violin"


  1. Wonderful card, great design. Anesha x

  2. Very pretty card, your inside sentiment, awesome, hugs, Lori m

  3. OH! Chana, when I saw your card I thought WOW! that is so clever and beautiful, your insert is perfect with a lovely sentiment.
    Faith x

  4. Wow it's very original to mix the shoe with the heart I love it, and colour combination is awesome. Hugs, María.

  5. Waouh ! Magnifique ! J'adore.

  6. Chana this is so pretty the colours are fab x Jean

  7. So gorgeous Chana, I LOVE the colour and those shoes are outstanding, gorgeous design and card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Such a gorgeous card Chana - gone are the days I could walk around in heels like that lol! I love the colours you've used and your gorgeous blended background. Thanks for having me on your team - I'm so happy to be joining you all.

  9. Such a thoughtful treasure for your nurse. She will adore it!
    Jackie, teamie @ 613 xxxxxx

  10. Wow! This is incredible, Chana! I love the colors that you chose, and the 'Hearts and Soles' theme is so much fun! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  11. Perfect idea, love how you merged the heart and the shoe. Amazing card!


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