Sunday, February 2, 2014

You're My Type

Design Team Double Duty:

Unruly PaperArts:  February Heartfelt Issue:   Readers Art Quest:  I used both the word and photo prompt
My Artistic Adventures Challenge # 3:  Anything Goes

My celebrations are our 44th wedding anniversary and Valentine's Day.

Why not take advantage of my double duty and make something to enter both challenges yourself?

My Artistic Adventures

As you can see, I created this wall hanging in my typical vintage style.  I love using old-timey images and backgrounds such as script and music.  Vintage, just like my blog background, is where I'm most comfortable.

Materials Used:

Heather Hudson's MyArtisticAdventures Etsy: Shabby Vintage Chic Valentine's Day Romantic Music Tags Digital Collage Sheet You get a set of 4 colors. I used the beige collage sheet.
Shabby Vintage  chic Valentine's Day Romantic Music Tags Digital Collage sheet

I colored the heart with Ranger Distress Stain:  Broken China.  I used my brand new Tim Holtz rosette die on Heather's music strip.

I peeled back the top layer on my cardboard and painted with Ranger Broken China Distress Paint.  I thought it was too blue compared to the distress stain so I covered it with Ranger Bronze Metallic stain.

I edged my papers with Stampin' Up Stamp 'n Write Chocolate Chip marker.  Heather has done a nice job distressing her tag.  I added a bit of  Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink to the edges and then edged with Ranger Walnut stain.  I also used the stain on the Maya Road scroll mini chipboards.

The Paper Studio: La Petites Blue 3D Paper Flower Stickers
Crochet ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon (on-line)  (brown layered with cream crochet trims down the right side under the flowers)

Entering these challenges:

Digitally Sweet Challenge:  Anything Goes  Sponsor:  Digi Darla--only one entry allowed
4 Crafty Chicks: Challenge #179 Anything Goes and Crazy Egg
Live and Love Crafts: Challenge#20  Love and Lace
As You Like It:  Showcase and Explain Your Favorite Style
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #88  Anything But a Card-- and Ribbon
Feeling Crafty Challenge:  Use Your Dies and /or punches  (rosette die)
Sugar Creek Hollow:  Love and Adore
Aud Sentiments:  challenge 99:  Sharing the Love--sentiment of any type
Country View February Challenge 12:   Painty Pleasures
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 106:  Vintage
All Sorts Challenge:  Love is In the Air
Pile It On:  Challenge 5:  With Ribbon (sponsor Paper Sweeties) and must have piled on other challenges

Sharing at Make It Monday #177 Linky Party 
Also sharing at Crafty Bloggers Network FaceBook page.


Candy C said...

Helene...your card is darling! Happy Anniversary and Valentine's Day. I love that collage sheet! I thought it was so adorable and you've really done it justice on your card! So vintage and shabby! :) <3 Candy

Heather said...

Gorgeous Helene!! Congrats on the 44 years!!
I just love it when you can get double duty out of a project!! I love how you have added the blue!! The rosette behind the little bird image is darling!! Thank you so much for creating this beauty for my challenge...and I love that you used the leaves...those leaves are my favorite thing to add to my projects!! Thanks for sharing how you did this!!

Netty said...

Totally love your beautiful hanging Helene. hugs Annette x

Carol S said...

Super gorgeous wall hanging! Love the coloring and the wonderful hanger to display it!

Sandi McLean said...

Happy Anniversary! Fabby project! You know I learned that word from you my friend. Your colour combination just knocks this one out of the park. Hugs, Sandi

May said...

Gorgeous vintage project... Love the image & fabulous design... Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy & Fancy challenge..... Hugs May x x x Happy 44 years Anniversary x x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous wall hanging Helene :-) I love the whole vintage design of this ;-)

Happy Anniversary :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Micupoftea said...

Happy Belated Anniversary- what a joy to see a long term couple set a beautiful example for all! Nice project. I especially love the texture and colors you've used. Happy Ground Hog Day, too! LOL

Cindy Gay said...

Sweet! Love the blues and blacks!

aussie aNNie said...

Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
Your creation is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. I sure hope you can join us next challenge...luv aNNie {DT}

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Helene this is fabulous, love the gorgeous embellishments and the wording.

Linda xxx

brenda said...

A stunning Valentines creation, thanks so much for sharing wit us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Kate M said...

Beautiful project - I so love the blues and browns, love the roses and the lovely images. Love it!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Gorgeous hun have a great day x

Fran said...

Beautiful xx

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning hanging Helene! Wonderful elements and design. Congrats on your 44th anniversary. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Just love it, and the colours you have used.

Moira xx

Monika Reeck said...

Happy Anniversary and woooww I love the combo between blue and brown this is really funtastic this...

I see your card on Make it Monday (MIM) and if you would like to see my card is #15, If you would like to leave me some love I would be so glad, hugs, Monika

Shea said...

Wow, looking at all the details up close it's clear that you love what you do. This piece is fabulous! Love the corrugated layer, and the floral elements (roses, rosette) soften the edgier, modern elements. Bravo!

Mary Lou said...

Wow this is Dynamite!!! 44 years is FABULOUS...Congrats!!!! Love the rosette!!!
Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun at Fussy and Fancy!!

1CardCreator said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the Anniversary card, that shade of blue and grown are my favorite colors too! ~Diane

~ginny said...

I really like your Vintage style - thanks for sharing your project and creativity! I especially like your attention to detail like the Music DP tag and the script DP heart - nicely done!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #99 "Sharing the Love"
RubberMAD (

butterfly said...

This is just wonderful - one of my favourite colour combinations, and I love how you've used that great collage sheet to create the focal tag - absolutely delicious hanging!
Alison x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous creation!! So very pretty!!

Happy Anniversary!! So wonderful to be together that long!! God bless you both!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Lori said...

Wow! Look at this gorgeous card...I love this color combo -it's my fav and all those flowers are delish!! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Lisa :) said...

Lovely card, saw you on Make It Monday!

MC said...

Oh yum - I adore this colour scheme, it's one of my all time favourites. So vintage and lovely! Thank you for joining in with us for this challenge! MC at Aud Sentiments and

Jennyfer L said...

Fab vintage card!
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT
♥ AudSentiments DT ♥
♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Avril Ann said...

Hope you had a fabulous Anniversiary, Helene, love this wall hanging hun, gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty, this month, best of luck hun xxx

Cec said...

What a wonderful shabby hanging. Love the colour scheme and all the great texture. Your sentiment is so perfect for an anniversary. Congratulations and thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

44 years!!! That deserves a wonderful handmade project! Your mix of textures is rich and the 'pitter patter' is soooo sweet! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Lisa S. said...

Love your project!!! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Mojca said...

oh it looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! MOjca

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Helene,
Gorgeous project; love how you have incorporated so many different textures and the image is very sweet. Thanks for linking up to LLC’s Love & Lace challenge; please note though we have a max 10 challenges rule.
Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

lizzidroege said...

wonderful all your elements...hugs lizzi sch

Crafteezee said...

Sooo beautiful. Love, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LLC.
Hugs Tracy x
I have Candy on my blog if you get time to pop over

Eulanda said...

WOW!! I love the vintage feel and the blue is so pretty!! Great lace and love!! Thank you so much for joining us at LLC for our Love and Lace challenge!! Hope to see you play again!
LLC Designer

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