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
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