I love hearts and this has lots that can be very versatile..
So I went for a tag as I love the shape and flexibility..this could be used for tying to a bottle, a parcel, or adding to the front of a card.
So here is my make :
I decided to go for less traditional colours for this one and use some favourites browns and blues.. I started by making quite a grungy feel to the background swiping paint dabbers in mushroom, pebble and then to add layers with swipes of espresso and aqua.
I love the easy way these swipe to create a great grungy effect!
Then after a quick blast with the heat gun...being not so patient..(but you could wait for these to dry) I inked up this great heart image using espresso paint and stamped across background.
When dry I added more paint swipes to help this blend as part of the background. The main heart was stamped in the same way and mounted onto grungeboard to create dimension. I added some rusty wire...couldn't help myself! and then swiped the edges with treasure gold..(brass)
I applied this to the sides of the tag too.
The pleats are dyed seam binding which I hand stitched along the middle and then pulled the thread, love the different texture it adds.
I also added seam binding to the top of the tag dyed with broken china and walnut stain distress stain.
The sentiment from the same stamp plate was stamped in coffee archival on a torn painty piece.
well hope you like it!? I will be back next week with something quite different.
all the materials I used are listed below:
Hearts entwined stamp set
Archival ink - coffee
Distress stains - walnut, broken china
Paint Dabbers - mushroom, espresso, pebble, aqua
have a fun and inky one!
I'm off back to nurse duty for James, and looking after Lucy until time to get Oliver from school...hope it has warmed up -8 this morning brr!