Yay! Its Tuesday! Time for another fab Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week our challenge comes from the brilliant and super talented mind of my friend Donna. Here is what she wrote:
With Valentines day fast approaching and everybody in a lovey dovey, touchy feely kinda mood, I thought the most obvious thing I could challenge you all to is to create a Valentine’s day card for your favorite Twilight Saga character *sigh*…Rob…I mean…Edward….What?? A girl can dream can’t she??!! …But then I thought….Nar, too easy!
So this is what I would like you to do….
Craft Portion: Make a VALENTINE’S card/project for your favorite character or for your valentine… but…. with texture!! That’s right I want you to add things like lace, raised embossing, distressed edges, fuzzy fibers, metal, cloth, cracked glass, leather, flower soft, sandpaper, anything that adds texture!
Comment Portion: Tell us your favorite Valentine’s story…Or if you haven’t got one, Tell us who you would like to snuggle up on Valentine’s day with from the Twilight Saga…
For TTIC #60, Laura blogged about this awesome heart template she downloaded at Cheeky Magpie. Let’s just say I became a little obsessed with the idea of making cards in the shape of actual hearts!!! I have been diligently working on 3 of them, all at once, waiting for the right time to show them to you. Well, now is the time to show you the first one!!!
I love how this card turned out. There’s a lot going on here… a lot to see and a lot to touch!
Please click on any of the pictures to see them bigger! So first, I cut out the heart. Colored in the edges with black marker. Used Stickles in Fruit Punch around the edges. For more Glitz, I used Cherub Pink and Silver Glimmer Mists along with a Glimmer Screen. Made my sentiment (font is from Time Flies), and detailed it with more black. Added wings (yes, they flutter!), glittered and embossed ‘em, some felt swirls inside, a hint of ribbon, tiny pearls and a pre-fabbed sentiment from Sweet Pea.
You can really see the dimension and sparkle from this angle!
Here is the inside. The brads allow the wings to move. I really love this card. I thought about adding more to it… but I don’t think it needs anything else, except maybe some loving words for my husband!
When I first read the deets about this challenge, I immediately thought of making one of these hearts for it. But, I was going to use some sandpaper… Why? Because as I was rereading Butch’s story from the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Lover Revealed), I read this awesome description that I just loved. It’s about how Vishous feels about Butch.
“The rough bastard somehow smoothed the edges of his life, probably because he was like sandpaper, a scratchy, persistent, wrong-way rub that left everything more even.” pg. 60
How awesome is that??? But, I didn’t have any sandpaper I was willing to give up for the card, and I really wanted to post this one. But, maybe I just gave you some more inspiration???
That about does it for me. I actually really don’t like V-Day. I think you should ALWAYS be telling the ones you love how much you love them. And chocolate should be given all year long! So, I don’t really do much for the 14th…
Now go! Go and see the rest of the DT’s awesome work! But… leave me some love first please!