Sunday, February 22, 2015

Vintage Love Tag

Thank you for visiting!  And welcome to my latest followers!  I appreciate you! As you can see, I changed my blog background again.  We have about a foot of snow on the ground and now are in a deep freeze.  I really want spring to get here!  But it's a good time to stay inside and craft!

Here is my latest project.  I took a photo of it at the kitchen table and then used my magic eraser in my software program to remove the background--too many shadows created by the temporary sun.  I hope what's left here looks decent enough to enter some challenges.

I used dark brown ink for the image, a brown heart in the corner, and anchored everything with brown fringe pompons.  Other details are included in the Materials Used section.

Materials Used:
manila shaped tag painted with
USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Cobalt Turquoise Hue acrylic paint, applied with brush and water
USArtQuest Vintage Red Sparkling Mica and Pigment Watercolor Paint
Stampin' Write chocolate marker to highlight embossed edge of tag

Rubber Dance Stamps Nostalgia Love and sentiment Love from Something Wonderful
Stampin' Up very vanilla cardstock to stamp image
Stampin' Up early expresso ink to stamp image
Ranger Distress Ink fired brick to color stamped image (I used a dry baby wipe to color)
Stampin' Write cherry cobbler marker to ink up word Love
Wilton heart doily, red was covered first with fired brick and then early expresso to create the deep vintage red color
Stampin' Up cherry cobbler ribbon

Sharing with Tag Tuesday where this week's inspiration theme is text.  You can see all the players' interpretations of this theme HERE.

Entering these challenges:

Rubber Dance Stamps February Challenge--Loved Up 
color palette with optional theme of love (love of anything)

Full of romance - turquoise, deep red and chocolate brown

Live and Love Crafts: Challenge #32  Hearts

Mema's Crafts: February Challenge Valentine's Day

Crafty Hoarders Anonymous:  February Challenge: How I Love Thee  due March 8
Other than the stamps, everything you see has been hoarded in my stash

PDE Linky Party:  Anything But a Card


Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is gorgeous!
A beautiful stamp but I also like the colours you worked with.

Wendy said...

omg...I love this Helene! What a great the stamp, the colors and all the embellishments. It jumps right off the page!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Beautiful background for your blog and that's one gorgeous tag, Helene :)

Lynn Stevens said...

It looks lovely Helene. and wow being able to make changes on the computer kudos to you.
Hugs Lynn

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Love it so much I just HAD to share it on google+! :-) It's always so fun to see how other people use my stamps, and this is a combination of two that I have not seen before - they sure look good together! Thank you so much for showing off my stamps and for entering our blog challenge as well! :-)

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous tag, love the image and colours x

Lesia Cook said...

Love the colors you selected! I could definitely use this tag on a gift box I am currently making. We're glad you decided to play with us at Mema's Crafts. Hope to see you again real soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful! Your colors are great- and I would have no clue how to remove a BG to improve the colors! I should check it out. Love your wonderful images and the fun embellishments too. Stay warm!

Julie Ann Lee said...

this is such a beautiful interpretation of the challenge with brilliant use of the colours xx

Donna Idlet said...

Nice vintage tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

Susanne Rose said...

Super pretty !Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge!

Sandra Mathis said...

Lovely image and tag. Thanks for joining LLC for our hearts challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts said...

Such a lovely tag you have created. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Artatag said...

I love this one! Gorgeous!

Majo said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps ♥

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Perfection! Every detail is just perfect! Love the color palette and the marvelous stamping, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Congratulations with the DT's pick of the month for this entry! :-)

Gloria Stengel said...

What a fabulous piece! Love the colors and the image! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Nancy Carroll said...

I adore vintage, love your colors and elements!

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