Friday, November 1, 2013

Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

Hello November! Can you believe that there are only two more months of 2013? This year seems to fly by so very quickly! Let's start November with a colorful post!

edited: I am dedicating this card to the beloved Cath Edvalson (see news here). I am truly sad about Cath's departure from Moxie Fab World. Cath has certainly add color to my life. Over the years, I had grown in leaps and bounds thanks to her ever-inspiring posts over Moxie Fab World...
Cath, you will be missed.
I simply could not resist this image from Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge.
and had to use my one and only Paper Smooches Stamp set I Heart Art and PLAY! I did something that is out of my norm and came up with a crafty kind of card. I used a large Thank You Heart Die from Simon Says Stamps and used the negative part as a template and stamped, clear-embossed and distressed the entire heart.you add colors to my life 
I must admit, this is actually my 2nd card. I was not completely happy with my 1st one (see here). Since I had so much fun stamping and embossing, I didn't mind making a slight different version. Has that ever happened to you? 

close-up 
The fun part was adding the droplets of Glossy Accent for the "dew effect". I plan to send this one to a very special friend of mine!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

37 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colorful heart!

Barb said...

Wow! That heart is so unique and beautiful, Virginia! What a neat idea to add all the different splotches, colors and sentiment! LOVE how it turned out! ♥♥♥

Dawn Turley said...

Simply fabulous Virginia. The colours are delightful and love the dew drops.

Niki G said...

So pretty! Great take on the inspiration photo!!

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Virginia! (I also love the first version!)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! The texture and colors together are truly incredible.

Sheila H said...

Your beautiful heart is an artist's pallet of design and color. The embossed sentiment and bow really pop. This is totally gorgeous.

joy said...

This card is so beautiful - hearts are one of my favorite icons and you have made this one so special with all of those gorgeous colors. This will have to go into my favorites file!

richardbreaks said...

Wow. That is all.

lenny said...

JUST ONE WORD ... G O R G E O U S!!!!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So bold and gorgeous, and COLORFUL! The sentiment is perfect I love the glossy accents too!

Laura Norris said...

beautiful! Love the droplets of water mixed in with all the colors. Perfect interpretation of the photo! I like this version better too.

Tasnim said...

The colorful heart is so pretty, Virginia!

conil said...

This style may have been out of your realm before but it certainly looks as though it's front and center now. This really is lovely. Colors and "dewdrops" are fabulous.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

DROOLING! This is soooooooooo gorgeous V! I can barely stand it!

Pamela said...

Soooo pretty... I love ALL those gorgeous colours!

donna mikasa said...

Stunning! And a fitting card for Cath!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful!!!

Laura Jane said...

STUNNING card!
Moxie Fab won't be the same without Cath!

Helen F. said...

LOVE this card, Virginia! The colors are fabulous and just so appropriate for Cath :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love the 'Artsy' feel of this card, Virginia! So many fun colors and the heart is perfect! Love the great sentiment, too!
I'm sure Cath will be touched by your lovely gesture!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing... one of my favorites.. great designing... so totally clever..

Chris D. said...

Ooooh! This is superb! Love it! I was shocked to read about Cath's not being part of MFW anymore! This card is the perfect way to salute her!

Deepti said...

The very Virginia card :) Love the burst of colors in the heart and the touch of ribbon :) perfection

Laura B. said...

Beautiful colors! Such a perfect card to dedicate to Cath!

Jenny said...

I just love your heart shaped piece of art Virginia, such a great take on the photo inspiration :0)
Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)

Bellule said...

Absolutely gorgeous !

artful-notions said...

Isn't it true that Cath brought out the aspiring to do perfection in all of us? A lovely artwork for her.

Linda R said...

I LOVE the way this turned out. Such a great take on the challenge.

Hugs~

Greta said...

Oh what a great creation!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow stunning...love the watercolour effect and the use of glossy accents for dew.

Marlena M. said...

Oh this is stunning Virginia~lovely tribute to Cath. The droplets are a beautiful touch.

maria f. said...

What a fun-filled card! I must say I much prefer the splashes pointing down rather than up :)

Beverley said...

Your card is stunningly beautiful & very fitting. I'm sure Cath will love it. Hugs Bev x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous card, Virginia! I love the colors and how you created a heart--- and this is PERFECT for Cath! YOU ROCK! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)

Cath said...

My dear Virginia,
Thank you so much for dedicating this beautiful card to little ol' me. You, my friend, are a constant source of inspiration to me, and to know that I have brought so much "color" to your life means more than I can say.

Ever since the first day I learned of you and your sunshiney blog, you have brought a singular kind of joy to my world. Your zest for life, your championing of fellow paper crafters all over the blogosphere, and your thoughtful and kind support of friends in need has lifted me up more times than I can count.

So thank YOU, sweet Virginia, for the love and support you have shown me and the Moxie Fab World over the years. I am so grateful to know you, and look forward to our continued friendship. Hugs and loves to you, my most moxie fab friend!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

*Wow*!!! What an absolute stunner Virginia1!! The way you built up the colours and patterns in the heart takes my breath away!! Such a beautiful card and a perfect first dedication to Cath!