Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wendy Love

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Hello and welcome back!  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  I'm sad it's over because I still have a lot of heart art swirling around in the creative portion of my brain.  I really wanted to do a few more Valentine projects and you might see a couple more before the end of February.  I made this over a week ago for Wendy Vecchi's Make Art heart challenge this month, but just haven't had time to share it with a blog post.  I'm a little fuzzy on the background details so I hope I will tell you the correct way I made it.  Anyway, I started with one of my jumbo manila tags, as I always do and then I laid it in my spray box and sprayed it with my new Lindy's Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia.  I had used this same spray box a few weeks before when I had sprayed four or five sheets of CS with Dylusions Post Box Red.  Of course, the Post Box Red was dry, but spraying over it again with the Van Dyle Sepia rehydrated the Dylusions spray and seeing all that  shiny red mixed with the Van Dyke Sepia was too much to resist.  I turned my tag face down in it and smooched.  Not only did it pick up splotches of red, but do you see those red vertical stripes?  They are the corrugated ridges on the cardboard surface - so cool - I absolutely loved the look.  

Next I took Wendy's Never Enough Hearts stencil and cut two heart masks which I arranged on my tag.  Then I stamped the tag with one of my favorite stamps - Wendy Vecchi's new Script background stamp.  It was also included in an older set and is a main go-to stamp for my backgrounds.  It stays on my desktop at all times.  The masks were removed and I used the stencil to trace around the unstamped heart space with a Stabilo pencil.  I stamped a couple of romantic sentiments from Tim Holtz's Stuff to Say set in jet black archival ink.  

For my focal point, I used the IndigoBlu Flitter Glue and Flakes.  I stamped Wendy Vecchi's sweet new stamp from the Bouqet SiSi with the Flitter Glue and applied the metal flakes.  I absolutely LOVE the way it came out.  The color, shine and style fit the background of the tag so well.  And I love the multi colored flakes that come in the kit.  I know the process probably sounds hart or intimidating, but it's actually very easy and almost foolproof.  Once I had my flaked stamping set, I decided the tag needed just a small touch more so I used a couple of Remnant Rubs  - the birds and TRUE LOVE on the tags.  I finished it off with a heart brad and a little heart key from the shop and inked the edges with Black Soot.  

This was an absolutely delight to make because I just played and played.  I didn't have a deadline and worked on it over several evenings when I needed a little break from the shop work.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget, my artwork is all for sale at low prices because it's stacking up in my craft room and I want to send it off to a good home.  Most cards and tags are just $7.50 which includes free shipping in the USA.  If you are overseas, please email me for a shipping price. 

The products below were used to make this tag and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz/Ranger and most other name-brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Coco said...

What a fabulous tag Linda!!! :D Thank you for all the details as usual, you have had a fantastic play and the result is simply wonderful.. :D I wish I could be closer to buy some stuff in your shop from time to time.. But between France and US, postage has become really too high. Crafty hugs, Coco xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Linda, just gorgeous! Love the deep, rich colours and the splashes of metallic are stunning! Such a wonderful combination of grunge and elegance! Love it! hugs :)

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning tag Linda!! The effect of the Sepia with the red looks amazing! I love it when things like that happen by chance! The hearts look wonderful with that flitter metallic swirl, - a stunning tag!!

Anneke said...

This just looks gorgeous . Love it. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Patty O'Malley said...

I absolutely love this tag, Linda! It's just perfect! What type of payment do you accept if I wanted to purchase a tag?

Cec said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the colour palette, the wonderful stamping and that stunning metallic swirl in the centre.

Lisa M said...

Seeing your just for you creations are really some of the best. It's fun to see your creative thoughts unfold without restraint. This is a beautiful tag for Valentine's Day. Looking forward to a few more projects in the month.
Hugs to you,
Lisa x

Julia Aston said...

What a totally awesome background you created Linda! the red lines are the best - accidents turn into wonderful creations! love the hearts and that pretty floral wreath!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Linda!

Buttons said...

I love this so much! You've got such amazing dimension onto a flat surface I honestly thought those hearts were cut and layered over at first! Amazing. Jenny x

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