Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Funny Valentine with Blockheads

Hello Everyone!
Today, I have a funny Valentine to share with you.  I used one of The Ghastlie Gang stamps (by Di) from Blockheads Paper Arts.

Stacey( owner of Blockheads) has been sharing some amazing tutorials on using Studio Paints from Ranger in the Blockheads Newsletter.  I was inspired by the tutorials to use the Studio Paints for the background on this card.

Materials List:
Ghastlie Gang Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black dye ink from Memento
CS: Solar White from Neenah, purple, and lavender
Spellbinders Dies:
    Standard Circles Small
    Classic Scalloped  Hearts
Pearls from Kaiser Craft
Copic Markers
Studio Paints:
   Dash of Red
   Clear Canvas (White)
   Smidge of Blue
Studio Paints Gesso
Studio Paints Brushes

I  will start with the main image.  The Ghastlie Gang character is stamped with Tuxedo Black dye ink.  Color the image with Copic Markers.  Cut out the image with a heart shaped die.  Cut a circle from the lavender cs with a circle die.

Make a card base from purple CS and layer with lavender CS.  To make the painted background piece:
Start white CS and cover it Gesso using a brush.  Let this dry.

When dry, spray a tiny bit of water on the CS.  Paint on a layer of the Dash of Red Paint with the large brush.

While the red paint is still wet, pick up more red paint and using a wiggle motion pull the paint downwards.

Do this across the whole area of the painted white CS.  Mix the Dash of Red with Smidge of Blue to make purple.

While the red paint on the CS is still wet, pick up some of the purple and pull the paint across the CS in horizontal direction.

Do the same thing with the Blank Canvas (white) paint.  Wipe the brush clean each time before picking up more of the white paint.  You don't want to mix in the other colors with the white.

Let dry.

Now just put all the layers together.  Add some pearls and some ribbon.  And, you are done.

Okay, that was a lot of info.  Let me know if you have any questions.   It really is easy to create the backgrounds...after reading the tutorials!  LOL   Oh boy, this is fun!!  Don't forget the new Blockheads Technique Challenge is open.  The technique is Chalk Attraction.
Have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. What a funny little fellow--he looks smitten for sure! Fun Valentine, Karen!


  2. Karen, that Studio Paint background is really cool looking! I love how the colors blend, and the depth you've created with them. The rich hues are perfect for Valentine's Day.

  3. Wonderful project and your background is sooo yummy!


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