Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Alternative To A Valentine's Day Card

Over at Country View Crafts February's Challenge is a 30 minute time challenge - GULP. I can spend weeks faffing without even getting midway through a project so this really was a challenge!!
I had just received some awesome large tags from Woodform Crafts  (they are a dream to work with- as are the other items I have brought from them).I put a coat of DecoArt Tinting paint - wow great coverage and so quick drying . Then using a brayer built several quick coats of Pyrole Red and Diarylide Yellow Acrylic paint layers . 
After  a blast with the heat tool onto the Carabella Studios"Man and Bird" stamps  (heart stamp and sentiment stamped together) with Versamark and clear heat embossed. The sentiment stamp is so appropriate for this time of year and will save me making a Valentine's Day card  :)  :)
OK time is ticking - an edge or stencils ....to add a little bit of a finish - no time for both...
 
Edging won - scrap piece of paper alignment with cutting mat, more tinting base ...
By the skin of my teeth DONE .... no seconds spare to add fibres or ribbon  :( 
Well it was good fun - no time to over - think and although I would have done more and coated the whole with Matte medium I quite like my tag  :)  :)
 Whew photo heavy post THANK YOU for dropping by xx

I would like to enter the following Challenges

             Country View                                30 Minutes or Under Challenge
                             The Artistic Stamper                            Love Hearts
                                Simon Says Stamp                            Young At Heart
                              A Vintage Journey                           Words That Are Special
                  Craft Stamper Take Make It                            Anything Goes
                      Creative Carte Blanche                               Love Is In The Air 

12 comments:

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE that tag... You used beautiful colors and the stamping is gorgeous too! Also: thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

June Macfarlane said...

well done on the post and yes i am way behind too. Love your project. Awesome tag and i loved the edging x

Craftyfield said...

Such a beautiful tag... I love this Carabelle image, very original! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

You had me at "alternative". I love rethinking a traditional idea. Great gentleman tag, and I was breathless with you, hoping you'd get it done in time. ;-) Very good job, thanks for sharing it on Creative Carte Blanche!

Redanne said...

Wow, 30 minutes, that is really something - you achieved such a beautiful result in that time. I love your tag! Thanks for joining in our 'Words That Are Special' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Sandra said...

This is amazing, love the way you've made this fabulous backgroud and the stamp is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Monika Gulyas said...

This is flattering that you created this beautiful tag to fit in our February Challenge! You are right, it was a real challenge, for us as well :-D So thank you for joining the Time Challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

Candy C said...

Carol...this is a wonderful "alternative" to Valentines Day tag. Love it! I can't believe you did this in 30 minutes! It looks great! The background colors are very cool and the stamps done in black really pop! Love the edging, too. That frames your tag so nicely! Thanks for sharing some love with us at Creative Carte Blanche.

Sue said...

This is briliant Carol, gorgeous colours, and I LOVE this stamp. 30 minutes is a challenge isn't it but I think it's good sometimes to just go for it. Thanks very much for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a great week xx

Susan said...

Lovely tag and wonderful alternative to Valentine's! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Annie said...

Hi Carol x Thank You so much for dropping in to my blog and leaving such kind comments....really appreciated x Your post today is fabulous and I love the step by step. TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your alternative Valentines . Love your brayered colours and fantastic Carabelle image. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x