Today I wanted to try creating something that was a bit outside my element. I love the distressed grungy look, but I have always had a hard time with it because I tend to lean towards clean lines and a sense of balance in my projects. Today I threw all my standards out the window and decided to try some new things. This card is inspired by the song "set fire to the rain" by Adele. It is quite the catchy song! I wanted to portray some of the key themes of this song in my card. Heartbreak, intensity tempered by solitude, the mixture of hot and cold, happy and sad. Even the passage of time. I used different symbols of love and a combination of color schemes to try to create an opposing feel to my card. I really could not think of a way to illustrate the rain, so instead I used the color blue in my scheme. I really love the way this turned out!
I used my silhoutte design studio to plan this card and size everything to fit. The digi is "star" she comes from Kenny K stamps. I colored her with my prismas and added some sparkle to her boots and fur with glitter. The background flames are a free clip art image that I googled and downloaded. I also colored these with my prismas. The flame in front of my main image is a die cut I downloaded from silhoutte online and cut out with my cameo. I popped it off with dimensionals to make her look like she was surrounded by fire. The sentiment was printed through my silhoutte studio and cut out using a banner cut file. I made the charm by cutting out a heart and cutting a zig zag through the middle. I also added crackle accents to it. I backed this with coordinating paper from my card and put it on the charm piece. I attached some beads on a string and a brad to the top. I really love the way this charm turned out!! The blue time peace is a Tim Holtz stamp that I stamped to blue card stock and placed in my EC Shape studio. This little device is so cool! Made my own epoxy embellishment. The flowers are mini primas and all other embellishments were found in my stash. The paper used was from stampin up and DCWV: The Street Lace Stack. I inked all paper with Black Soot distress ink. Before I go I want to share the most fun part of making this card. BURNING IT!! lol! I took a lighter and burned the edges around the card, singed the roses and the ribbon. I was so afraid to do it but I'm glad I did. I think it carried the theme of the card very nicely. Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.
I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Week # 191
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog: # 57 Whats new pussycat, My EC Shape Studio and "Star" digi stamp
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 60 Beads, on the charm
Card Makin Mamas: Something Old, My stash of Christmas beads and brads
Simon Says Stamp and Show: A song title, Adele's Set Fire to the Rain
Tuesday Throwdown: # 82 so charming
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #11 love is red and black