6 February 2012

Romance is in the air!

This fortnight's challenge at Crafty Boots is "Valentines" and as our wonderful host and leader, Stephanie-Emma and her beau Keiron have announced their engagement I have made them a romantic tag. I am, in truth, a little late in making them an acknowledgement of their news but I did confess it would be late as it's taken ages to get back to some sort of normality after that blummin' virus that lived with me for the whole of January! So, the tag. I die cut it using white card and covered it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (I love this colour so much). I then flicked water onto it and heat dried to give it an aged look. I used the Notably Ornate stamp set from Stampin' Up as I know Stephanie-Emma's a fan of their products. The bird was stamped over the tag in Victorian Velvet and then I sprinkled water on them to blend them a little. I stamped the background stamp on a separate piece of card and aged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges and Antique Linen Distress Stain in the centre. 
The cherub was roughly covered in Black Soot Distress Ink and roughly embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I covered it in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and it settled where the embossing powder missed. He is holding an adage ticket which has a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. The heart was covered in Fired Brick Distress Ink and treated much as the cherub but I used Black Soot Ink. I used a Wendy Vecchi hand stamp on cardboard and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. The banner is stamped with the sentiment from the set (there may be a little Vintage Photo on the edges too!) I added a little Stampin' Up ribbon and an ideaology heart to finish this off. I love reading your entries and can't wait to see your romantic makes - thank you for stopping by.
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As the theme on so many challenges is valentines based (or in the case of these two - hearts) I am going to offer up this tag to both the Artistic Stamper and Hels' Sunday Stamper challenges.

14 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Am sure it will be well received and cherished. Zo x

Crafty Daffy said...

Great tag! I am sure they will love it. The distressed / vintage look is great. The texture you got on the heart is wonderful!!

emma mitchell said...

love your tag ,your work is very inspiring
Emma xx

Bella said...

I like your take on this tag and congrats on being given 3 Liebster awards! While I am sweltering you guys are freezing, half way between the two would be good. It was 33 in the shade this morning...80+F

Michaela said...

Stunning tag,Gabrielle. As usual I love every bit of it.
Michaela xx

Stephanie-Emma said...

Love this!!!! :) And I got that stamp set for Christmas! Given me more ideas how to use it now!! :) THANKYOUUUUU xxxxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh this is wonderful, Stephanie-Emma is going to adore it.

Dionne x

Alison said...

Glad you're feeling better Gabrielle! Your collaged tag is a stunner! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison xox

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag, congrats to the happy couple too, they are gonna lurve this! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper... BTw, you just got me NEEDING that Cherub lol xx

Daniele said...

what a wonderful tag, love the heart
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Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

aaaw this is lovely. Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge this month
xx

hazel said...

Fabulous tag Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.

Elaine said...

Great tag - love all the elements and embossing!

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous!!! Love what you've done with the embossing - very cool!

Glad you're feeling better!