Happy Valentine's Day!!
And welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's February Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you may want to return to the SNS Home Blog to start from the beginning. That way, you won't miss any of the great projects and you can catch all the detail on how to win some great prizes too!
Since so many people are stretching Valentine's Day into a long Valentine weekend this year (and why not?!) - I thought I'd do my monochromatic project in honor of Valentine's day! So pop open that box of chocolates that you got and let's have a look at the project.
I decided to build interest into my monochromatic piece by combining a lot of different materials and textures.
The (dry) embossed piece was done with Mirror Red Cardstock and accented with Fire Engine Red Glitter. Using Brushable Glue, I accented half of the hearts by brushing the glue into the recessed hearts and then sprinkling them with the glitter. The result is a really neat tone on tone (and sparkle on shine!) look. Even though they're the same color; the smooth mirror cardstock and texture of the glitter offer a really nice contrast. I LOVE how that piece turned out!! And of course, it's even better in person!
Take a look at all the shimmer and shine that bottom panel has!
(Remember, you can click any photo to see it better!)
The upper panel was created using the "XO" from Set 401 - Love is Sweet This time the texture is created by embossing it with Firecracker Red embossing powder to add just a little more texture. The main saying was also done with Firecracker Red EP, but done on white to let the sparkle in the embossing powder come out more and give a little bit more pop to the greeting. The greeting is from Stampette Set 453S - Happy Hearts.
Flowers in varying shades of red and a felt heart were added to hightlight the saying. And for a final touch of contrast, I added the matte look of the felt hearts and some bakers twine to the seam between to the two papers.
Well I hope you enjoyed my monochromatic magic! Hopefully, you've still got some of your chocolates left for the rest of the hop lol! Next up is Keri's blog; so hop on over to see what she has for you today! (Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think and qualify for the prizes). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!
Until next time,