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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cupid

Tag Tuesday players are working with the theme legends or myths.  This close to Valentine's Day, you know I have to go with Cupid.


After checking a few internet information sites, I've come to the conclusion that the Greek god of love,  the slender youth Eros (son of Aphrodite) was transformed by the Romans into Cupid, a chubby cherub, son of the love goddess Venus.

This transformation made me think of Tim Holtz' stamp and word band. 

And so the tag evolved, complete with stamping on graph paper. Per chance, the scrap of paper was something left behind by the Romans? Ranger weathered wood distress ink was added for an aged look. This time I went with less is more in order to appreciate the Crafty Secrets background paper. Chipboard heart is covered with Ranger Distress Pewter metallic stain.  


I'm entering :

Country View Challenge:  Monochromatic

Fantasy Stampers Challenge:  Anything With Wings

13 comments:

SusanK said...

Thanks for increasing my knowledge! Your card is very pretty in that color combo.

chris cesar said...

Something special like Tim's work, i can just say i love it!
Also love the embossed background and the feather!

Yvonne Garner said...

This is just the coolest! Love the monochromatic scheme you chose. Not often used for Valentine's Day!

Holly said...

Love the monochromatic tones, the silver heart, and that gorgeous feather! Such a fresh new way to make a Valentine's card!

butterfly said...

So elegant in the delicate monochrome palette - and I love the feather as a finishing touch!
Alison x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You are clever, stamping onto graph paper, it works incredibly well with that stamp.
Adorable in a very grown-up way - love this.
Wishes
Lynne

Krisha said...

The graph paper is a perfect background for this image. Very clever and very CUTE!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous delicate card, beautiful colours and a great stamp - used it myself this week lol.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sandi McLean said...

Turned out so different! Love where you went and what you did :)

Heather said...

Cool Piece!! I love the embossing..and that it is monochromatic...!!
Hugs
Heather

JayBe said...

A great interpretation of your theme - I love the little word band at the bottom too. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers this week.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Cazro said...

Super trend setting Mr. Holtz does it again, a wonderful card using a wonderful stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz

Gabrielle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely entry to our Monochromatic theme at Country View Crafts - thank you for joining us! xxx

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