Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Early Valentine's...

It may seem early for Valentine's but that's the theme this week over at Kard Krazy. I pulled out a stamp that I've had for a few years but have almost never used. When I first got it I didn't know much about the different kind of inks and when I tried it out the image didn't work very well since it was so detailed and I was probably using pigment ink, so I put it away and kind of forgot about it. So when I was leafing through my binders of stamps and came across this one I thought it was time to try it again since it would work so well for the theme. I used VersaFine ink and was amazed at how well the image turned out. It definitely won't be so long until I use this stamp again.

I'm also entering this tag into the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Studio L3. I've been wanted to try this since I got the book for Christmas but just haven't been able to squeeze it in. The theme was Weathered Wood Grunge on page 50. I know it doesn't look like I made any weathered wood but I used the technique on the hearts. I hadn't used this technique yet and I think it turned out pretty good for a first time.

I actually made a few more Valentine's tags today but I'll share them with you another day. I'm making them for Laura who is going to be bringing them to a few seniors homes on Valentine's Day. Isn't that a great idea!

16 comments:

Lori said...

Great tag! And that image is a stamp? I thought it was a photo, that's fantastic! Love the hearts, too!

Laura Daub said...

Wow, how beautiful!! Thank you for participating in my little Valentine's Day project too!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

wow...this turned out to be a stunner of a tag!! I really like it! Great background, really "dig" those dotted hearts...just a great feel to the whole piece.

woodandfabric said...

oh! Such a Gorgeous Tag! Great Work!
*Ü*

Jolanda said...

your tag is so beautiful - I love the stamped image and your hearts are great too!

Yvonne said...

Your tag is beautiful, Wendy!

Sarah said...

The grunge look is quite pleasing with that sweet image.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a lovely tag, now i'm off to see your awesome collage above!

Linda R. said...

Such a wonderful tag.. I Love it!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Your tag is gorgeous and that is one of my favorite stamps!! I really need to dust it off and use it. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sharon Sams said...

Your background is beautiful and I like the "spotted" hearts!

Erica said...

Lovely fairy! Great tag.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A sweet Valentine, Wendy. (I love your project for Theme Thursday, too!)

Terry said...

This is just adorable! Love the colors and the image is so sweet!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I don't think it's EVER too early for Valentine's Day, and you're made a stunning tag for the occasion! I love your weathered wood grunge hearts-- you did the technique perfectly and the entire piece is sweet and beautiful!

I'm so glad you joined in with the CCC, Wendy, and I hope we see you again!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful tag love the stamped image and hearts too.
Marilyn

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