Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Hearts and Flowers
Well we are into another week already! Where did the last one go? No Blogging how bad am I!
So I had better share this week's piece for Creative Expressions. This will be the Valentines card for my husband, his favorite colour is purple, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't see my blog between now and Valentines day! At this point I have to apologise for the photos...even with the biggest south facing windows in the middle of the day I had to use flash for these, so they are not brilliant, but you will get the idea.
I kept some of the packaging from some books and DVD's that were ordered over Christmas and decided to use them to make a tag card. The base tag was cut out of the card board and then painted with Sand Eco Paint. When this was dry I stamped it with the Wendy Veechi (Sentimental Art) lacy background stamp in Blue Violet Archival Ink. I distressed the edges with dusty concord and edged it with Krylon pen.
The sentiment was stamped in the archival ink onto cream card, cut out with a spellbinders die and then distressed with distress ink and gold eco acrylic pain.
The Hearts and Cherub were cut from the same cardboard using a Tim Holtz die that I got for Christmas. The cherub was painted gold and then stamped in black with a fine crackle stamp (another Christmas pressie. I painted the hearts in Eggplant acrylic paint (2 on both sides) and sprayed them with gold cosmic shimmer mica pigment. I also sprayed the base card and the die cut sentiment at the same time. Once dry I punched a small hole in the two double sided hearts. I triple embossed the three hearts and the cherub. I then turned the two punched hearts over and coated them with glossy accents. While these were drying, I died a piece of Seam Binding with Dusty Concord distress stain and allowed this to dry.
When everything was dry I tied the seam binding around the top of the tag, threaded the punched hearts onto the ends and tied a little knot to secure them. Some punched cream vellum leaves and a couple of lilac paper roses complete the project.
I would like to enter this tag card into several challenges as follows:
"Cards for Men - Must be Masculine - Recycling"
"Smudgy antics - No Cute - Recycle something"
"StampsRus - What you got for Christmas"
"Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything goes using your new stash"
"Penny Black and More - Love and Hearts"
"Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes"
"2 Sisters - Anything with wings"
Hope you all have a wonderful crafty week!