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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Bloody Valentine Blog Hop

I hope you are all warm and ok on this wet and cold day. Looking forward to the snow?

Today sees the start of the 'Bloody Valentines Blog Hop', over on the
 Smeared and Smudged Challenge Blog

This hop is dedicated to the dark side of valentines, rather than the cute and cuddly.
The wonderful Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog are taking part in this brilliant hop.
As I am lucky to be on the Left Of Centre Design Team, I jumped at the chance to contribute to our efforts.


As you know, I really enjoy making alternative/darker cards, as well as normal ones. This was something I really enjoyed making....so I best show you what I've made lol





I started off with two black and white images. I coloured them with colouring pencils and added glossy accents, to areas I wanted to stand out. 
I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink and a shaving brush. I love the stippled look that the brush gives. 

The backing is made with a stencil and many layers of Tim Holtz disttess ink, in many colours. 
Backing and images have been matted with kraft card.

I finished the card with some red flat backed gems both round and heart shaped. 


I hope you will explore your dark side and join in this wonderful event. Simple click on the Smeared and Smudged link above for more details, prizes and instructions of where to visit first. 


Thank you for all your continued support and compliments on my work.




24 comments:

seemacrafts said...

wow hun your cards are fabulous . this has to be one of my favourites and i love how you ink up your edges i always make a mess with that lol

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic, love this different take on Valentines designs.

Avril Ann said...

OMG Lisa, this is ruddy stunning, I am totally in love with this card, so up my street, also loving the softness of the colours here too...love and hugs my friend xxx

Kate M said...

Great alternative Valentine - very artistic.
xx

Susan Renshaw said...

You wrote a super blog here - and love the card. Your colouring is excellent Lisa!

Zoe said...

Beautifully coloured in Hun, I can see you've put your heart and soul into it! It's a great alternative valentine card!
Xx Zoe xx

Chris said...

Wow Lisa your card and colouring is absolutely amazing, chris xx

Marie Richardson said...

Lisa this is awesome and your colouring looks fab your proving we dont need all these fancy smancy pencils as good old normal pencils can do just an amazing job when in the right hands.
Hugs
Marie
xxx

Tracy said...

This is awesome !!! Totally up my street and i love it ! x

Rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous :)

Nicky Wilcox said...

O wow this is a stunning card dark is great would love to know where they're from. xxx

Kathryn said...

Ohh Lisa I'm just loving your dark side hee hee x it looks fabby x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I love your darker side Lisa. You'll be totally converted soon. Fab work xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lisa this is just awesome! Love the gorgeous background and the fabulous image.
Hugs
Linda xxxx

Rebecca pettit said...

First response to my first blog hop for my first Smeared and Smudged event. There is no more to say when the pumpkin king is present! Awesome

Lorraine said...

Hi Lisa, WOW this is just stunning!!!...I love the images, design and all your finishing touches too.
I also would like to say a huge thank you to you for all the lovely comments that you leave for me over on my blog, I really do appreciate them and just wish that I could find more time to be a better blogger and visit everyone more often than I do.
Huge Crafty Hugz, Lorraine xx

DonnaMundinger said...

this is sooo fabulous, Lisa! Love how you've enhanced the b&w images and the design is beautiful! Congrats on the new DT position. xxD

Pia S said...

This is a brilliant design, Lisa, so original! The colors soften up the dark and scary look of these images in such a fab way. Great!!!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning Lisa love you dark side cards,fantastic images,colouring and background
carol x

maureenjscott said...

Stunning Lisa! So many people looking for this image now! lol Thanks so much for joining in with the Bloody Valentine hop! You're a star! mo xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Well what a stunning card Lisa, so cleverly created, with super if not a bit scary images.

Thank you for taking the time to make such wonderful comments on my blog. Sorry I am a bit late commenting on your blog, had a bit of fall the other day so was feeling a little sore. But I am fine now. Hugs Janet xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Morning lovely hope your doing ok, a fantastic card & what amazing image love this so much. Have a great day xxxxx

~Lady B~ said...

Your card is so beautiful yet it retains its darkness. I absolutely adore your creation with it's rich colours, awesome images, and fabulous blood effects! Brilliant creation!

Mandy Ashley said...

WOW! Justfabby! Your colouring is amazing! I love all the added detail & colours used in your card, Lisa :)