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"