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Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Love is in the air ...  With Valentines fast approaching are you feeling the lurve?!!

Our new fortnightly challenge starts today at Try it on Tuesday  ... and we are all about Celebrating Valentines Day (include a heart).  Dust down your cupid stamps, your bows, arrows and hearts and see what loving you can create!!

I really enjoyed making my DT entry for this challenge.  I managed to snatch 2 hours on Sunday afternoon to get creative having had a back to back weekend schedule of football and rugby.  Normally this would result in me only getting my act together at the point my slot was over but not this week!  With the excitement of going to see Ronan Keating that evening (great concert and nice eye candy!) I cracked on and achieved my goal!!

I embossed the stamps for the background in white before using distress inks in a combination of pink, purple and turquoise shades.  A quick spritz & flick with water and a little gathered twigs around the edge completed it.  I cut the flourishes from grungeboard and painted them with Byzantia paint.  The heart is also grungeboard which I embossed with script before inking with pink & purple distress.  I then added Silver Fox embossing powder which is quite coarse so gives a lovely texture.

The crown is hand cut from a vintage book and I stamped 'Love' using old printers letters painted with acrylic paint.  The material strips were stamped using archival and spritzed with Shimmerz Sea Foam.  I crinkled the muslin up and dried it with a heatgun.  I didn't expect it to retain the crinkles but the spray ink has given it a bit of body and it's actually quite solid which was great!

I used a domino covered with part of an old playing card and UTEE'd for my other embellishment and stamped a little butterfly to my gorgeous girl.

Hope you feel like getting into the love game and want to have a play along with us!  x

Don't forget our great sponsor for this challenge 

who are offering a £10 store voucher!

I'm also entering this into Fashionable Stamping Challenge 40 - Show Some Love.


  1. wow Alexa, I just love all the details, I had to keep going back to your picture to check out the descriptions so I wouldn't miss anything! That muslin is gorgeous, so is the domino and that silver heart...actually the whole piece is stunning! Love your work! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. And there is a lot of "LOVE" going on here! Alexa, this is gorgeous! Love this from the domino to the face and the hand cut crown! This is amazing!!! I used Metallic Distress Stain on rayon and it also ended up with a stiff effect, which I loved! Again, this is fabulous! Hugs!

  3. Wow Alexa! What a striking piece!!!Love the Face w/ butterfly...
    Lots of Hugs Vada

  4. A wonderful art page, love it. Hugs Bee

  5. A wonderful art page, love it. Hugs Bee

  6. Fantastic project , love the details and the domino. The face is a new favourite stamp of mine. Thanks for sharing it with us over at FSC as well.
    Yvonne x

  7. Alexa
    She has a wistful look in her eyes, possibly dreaming of her beau.
    Beautiful use of stamps and my favourite - stamping onto fabric, that is a very special addition as is the use of UTEE.
    A stunning creation. Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. What a gorgeous page, Alexa! Love all the layers and that sweet butterfly you gave her.

  9. A fabulous piece Alex, LOVE the stamps and different background pieces.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. Hi Alex! This is a magical piece indeed. Your attention to detail is outstanding. I love it! Thanks for joining us at FSC!

  11. Oh wow this is just stunning Alexa - really beautiful - love the colours and image!

  12. Hi Alexa, this is a gorgeous collage, love all the details and beautiful images.
    Avril xx

  13. This is lovely such pretty colours, great background!...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

  14. wow! love the layering and the silver heart

  15. Love this, love your banner , really cool!

  16. Really lovely creation. Thanks for entering our FSC show some love challenge.
    Fliss x


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