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Sunday 16 October 2011

The best way to keep love is to give it wings

Hey there bloggers,
well as seems to be my way at the moment I am nearly going to miss simonsaysstampsandshow again!! But, in my defence my baby girl turned two on Thursday and it has been cakes and presents and treasuring those memories!!And here are my gorgeous three children,wanted to indulge myself, sorry!!onwards to craft land...
Anyway onwards, here is my entry for things with wings over at simon says stamp and show @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/

I decided to try and do a love themed card which is very unusual for me and found a really beautiful quote as my centre piece..
"The quickest way to receive love is to give;
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings"

Anyway , I love it, must be feeling all sentimental!

I started by cutting the hearts from grungepaper and colouring using aged mahogany distress inks, then adding some Tim tissue tape over part.
The wings were created using clearly for art film cut into butterfly shapes, coloured with alcohol inks, over stamped with script and then heated and shaped.

I the glued these behind the heart shapes, giving love its wings!!- if you get my drift?!!!

The left hand background was a much loved script stamp, From Tim, inked in aged mahogany distress ink and some blended around edges.
The right hand side was a background paper coloured with same DI and the quote printed over.
The butterfly was made from same film and an ideology spinner used as body.

I added a couple of flourishes and two hearts over stamped with script to finish.

Hope you like it and I will be back later with another post,
thanks for stopping by,
have an inky, happy day
ta trace x


  1. Aw Trace! Aw!!!!! what a lovely photo, you have a family to be proud of to be sure! Make sure you put them first! (HUG) And what a lovely crd too! Love that verse! and you have made the card fit the theme perfectly! Love it! Judy x

  2. Aaaaah what a sweet photo of your children and rightly so, you indulge, cherish every moment. Love your card too, great rich olour palette. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Trace. Tracy x

  3. It's a lovely card full of love - just like the glowing piccy of your family - wonderful! Love these deep colours and such a great sentiment...
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.


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