Jun 17, 2015

Key to my Heart.

Hello Everyone.
As many of you know I do not do masculine, I have been made to make the odd one for Dt requirements but I am not inclined to lean towards this genre.
Having said this, dearest one is having a birthday and I admit to feeling a pang of guilt when I purchase a card for him, whereas every female family member receives a handmade creation. So this year I have made the effort to make him a card.

I will start with the background.
The technique of using your negative wastes to make a Bg.
I painted this up in Magenta, Yellow and Quin Gold.

When dry covered it in a Black wash.
Painted up another piece of cardstock and added some texture.

Cut this into a Heart shape and attached a painted Key.
The Key has not been rusted up because Rob brings colour into my life, I wanted it to stand out.
 Black wash again.

Mounted it up.
Rob does hold the Key to my Heart and I know this sounds mushy, but I am one of the lucky ones.
I am entering this into:

Have a great day,


Pamellia said...

Holy cow Sue, this is awesome!!! I am even more guilty than you are when it comes to hubby, he doesn't get a card from me at all. I refuse to buy cards from the store and I don't see the point of making one that's just going to sit on the shelf in my own house. Poor guy...I do make him breakfast though. tee hee Now about this mixed media piece...LOVE IT!! That key background is just genius, love the black backing showing through! Can't say enough about that heart, I really want to touch it because that texture looks incredible!! You have made your hubby a brilliant piece that he will treasure always!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge, you rocked it! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Jackie PN said...

Sue! You had me laughing at the get-go about not doing masculine!! heehee
This is a gorgeous card with a beautiful sentiment and love the symbolism of the blue key! And that heart is gorgeousness!!

Lula said...

Love the colour, the texture and the BRILLIANT Way you've used the negatives! Fabulous Sue!
Thanks bunches for your sweet and encouraging comments on my blog.

experiments in paper said...

Absolutely fabulous, Sue!! LOVE your colors, and that background is perfect! I like your key also - it shows up perfectly! xxx Lynn

Rosemary said...

Another absolutely stunning card, Sue! I love the background piece you created, as well as that gorgeous heart/key embellishment! Rob will be thrilled to receive it from you!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... such a stunning art work! Sue. The textures and colors on this piece are gorgeous. :)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is brilliant Sue. I feel the same about male cards so always love to see what others come up with and this is great.
Happy crafting, Angela X

Samra said...

Amazing work of art!!! Fantastic design and such a great choice of colors! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Greta said...

Wowzer, Sue! Sure can't tell you don't do masculine, my friend! You've made another masterpiece & so fitting that it's for your sweet hubby! Hugs, Greta

Cec said...

For someone who doesn't do masculine cards, you sure nailed this one. Love the background and have made a mental note to keep more of my waste - just need a place to store it:) The big heart is such a stunning focal point and that little key is a perfect added element. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

butterfly said...

Wow - what a fantastic mixed media piece. Just love the metallic textured look you created on your "waste" keys, and the heart itself is drop dead gorgeous!
Alison xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Sniff, sniff....excuse me while I dry my eyes...that was the SWEETEST post and tribute to a husband, EVER. I love the theme that you chose to resonate throughout his card and not going with the 'traditional' rusted key, adding the color was genius.
I dare say what you'll do next year to top this one as you've now ventured down this path..... I'm certain whatever it is, it will be heartfelt and just as marvelous as this year's birthday card!
Cheers to Rob for another year well lived :)

Pamellia said...

Just popped back in to say thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'For a Man or Boy' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderfully grunged and deigned. Bet hubby loved it xxx

sarascloset said...

sue, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your colors and that amazing texture on the heart and background! I also love that you used that die cut negative waste--a crafter after my own heart! I can tell you really put so much love into this, and I'm sure your husband adores it! Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Unknown said...

Oh my Goodness! Your card is absolutely amazing, the textures and colours are heavenly! Awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x