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!


Maria and Simeon said...

Oh, this is a lovely tag. The colors are wonderful - I especially like the purple ribbon and this cute angel. Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.
- Maria

brenda said...

A really gorgeous tag Sue.

Thanks so much for joining in our Love and Hearts theme at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

ike said...

WoW - this is an awesome tag. I love your colours and all the work that was involved in this.... I hope your Hubby appreciates it. :-D Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week.
Ike xxxx

Leslie Turner said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple - hubby will love it! Thanks for playing with us in the 2 Sisters Challenge!
Leslie, DT

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! Gorgeous! So much work went into your tag card! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics this week :)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is a fabulous creation! I love all the great detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
Clare x

monique said...

pretty tag, love the purple, thanks for plaing at Smudgy antics this week ;-)monique

Valchen said...

I love your tag! It's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog with this cute angel!

Jane said...

Great tag card thanks for playing at Smudgy Antics
Luv Jane xxx

Jack said...

Beautiful, I love the way you have hung the hearts from the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Cazro said...

A stunning tag, I love your embellishments and choice of colours. Thanks for sharing at FSC. Caz

KC said...

this is so beautiful! I love that cupid!! thanks for joining us this week on Smudgy Antics

Heather said...

Great project- I love the cupid. Thanks for joining the Smudgy Antics challenge for this week.

Paige said...

So many pretty details on your lovely tag! Thanks for joining us at SRU!

blackdragon said...

A lot of work but so worth it.
I hope hubby doesnt see it before Valentines day... beautiful tag card... love the sentiment too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week.
BD x

Eva Marie said...

Lovely tag!
Thanks for joining us at DVC.

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gabrielle said...

Love the whole romantic feel of this! I have the cherub did but have yet to open the packet! Feel inspired to do do now x