Monday, 10 February 2014

Red, white and pink Valentine

……… AND NO HEART
I took some inspiration this week from the fabulous team at Frilly and Funkie with their Valentine’s Day with a twist challenge and this is what came out of it.
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A very tonal tag in pinks and reds.
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I started by smooshing and dipping my tag into festive berries distress stain…..
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… then brayering spun sugar and picket fence distress paint over the top.
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When it was dry I stamped over using picket fence distress paint again with the text stamp from Tim’s Love Struck set.
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I used some distress stain and distress paints (colours above) on the ribbon and stamped the Love text stamp over the top with black archival.
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A chipboard butterfly cut using the movers and shapers dies was covered in worn lipstick distress ink and I then covered it with festive berries and spun sugar distress glitter.
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I used my splatter brush with white paint on the stain/paint covered petals and the tag (thanks Trace for the recommendation - it works well) and started gathering the elements I thought I might use,  a cupid cut in corrugated card, painted white and stamped over, a strip of pink fabric like angel hair….
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….. and started to layout and add the things I wanted.  I added resin flowers to the crinoline petals, gathered the fabric and when stuck down I sponged over some white paint.
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Finding a plaquette with 14 on was perfect, I tied some stained jewellery line through the holes.
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When I was happy with everything I cut some patterned card and used it to change this into an extended tag and stamped the sentiment using Tim’s Simple Sayings set.

Thanks Cec and girls for the inspiration, this really got me thinking.

Happy Valentine’s when it arrives.

xx

71 comments:

Redanne said...

Your tag is so beautiful Brenda, so soft and feminine with the lovely embellishments and the cherub looks wonderful. Love the way the picket fence looks splattered over the festive berries. I got one of those splatter brushes too - aren't they just the most fun! Anne xx

Paper Profusion said...

This reminds me of gorgeous sugared candy floss. Love ALL elements and that delicious little cherub. Bet you smiled when you found the perfect 14! Really terrific tag Brenda. Nicola x

Joanna said...

Great tag. Beautifully embellished.

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful, soft and feminine tag - love everything about it! Hugs, Valerie

Jay H said...

Brenda, this Valentine is one that I would cherish forever if given to me. I LOVE the techniques you used and the beautiful blending of paints and inks. The crinoline flowers are to die for. Absolutely GORGeous!

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, lots of wonderful elements! xxx

Buttons said...

Oh Brenda, this tag is a joy to see. I adore the way you've created that paint layered background and then it just gets better. A glitter heart, crinoline flowers, stamped ribbon and of course that wonderful cherub. This it being pinned :) Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

cheryl Baker said...

Oh this is brilliant hun the colours I just love to bits hugs cheryl xx

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous inkiness! Love the 14 and the fabulous cherub.
The colours you blended look wonderful on this tag.

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. great painted layers and I love the Cupid. I love those number plates x

TFS and Best Wishes
Annie x

Deborah said...

This is luscious, Brenda. You're certainly making the most of your Cupid die this month in lots of brilliant ways.

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous and Love howyou have included all your elements! So gladyou likethe splatter brush...I for one am hooked! I love all the elements youbhave added ...the altered bingo chip included! a scrummy tag x trace x hugs x

Neomed said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on NEOMED

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

just fabulous tag , Brenda! TFS the making procedure...loved it!

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet tag, Brenda...love all the different techniques!
Joyce xx

Netty said...

Beautiful feminine tag Brenda,
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Joan said...

Fab tag Brenda, love the background and textures and all the info on how you made it

Joan

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous tag Brenda - I love the colours and the textures on the background are just amazing. Thanks for the how to!

Love the new makeover on your blog too x

Margreet said...


this is both lovely and beautiful Brenda....a Valentine's tag without a heart: you make it possible!
xxx Margreet

sally said...

I love your take of the valentine tag :-) Bill will have to do without this year as I've not had time to make one with all the snow clearing required :-(

Sally

Glennis said...

This is just stunning Brenda - the colours are gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous tag Brenda..love all the details and colours..great step by step too..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Coco said...

Thanks Brenda for this fabulous tag with its step by step, great tag!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful romantic and feminine tag.
Yvonne

Dagmar said...

Your tag is a dream and I love it so much!!!
Hugs, Dagmar

butterfly said...

Totally gorgeous brayered background - looks amazing! - and Cupid looks fabulous all texted up on the corrugated card. The resin/crinoline flowers look so cool.. altogether a brilliant tag!
Alison xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful tag with great ideas. Now I HAVE to get one of those splatter brushes!!!
Sandy xx

Von said...

Just playing catch up and I see you have been busy those cards for the workshop look so nice and this tag is so perfect :)
Von ♥

Sophie said...

Das ist ja mal wieder ein kleines Meisterstück, liebe Brenda.
Ein geniales und zugleich bezauberndes Tag.
Gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße
Sophie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful Brenda.. this so stunningly beautiful!

Karin said...

amazing tag, its beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Mrs.B said...

HI Brenda, a fabulous tag, love the background colour and lovely textured embellishments.
Avril xx

Terry said...

Brenda, this "heartless" tag is gorgeous! Those flowers with the paint splatters make perfect heart replacements. Love, Love, Love that stamped cupid on corrugated cardboard with that painted tag background! Love this, GF! Hugs!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, I love it!

Lucy x

Anita Houston said...

I loved this when I saw it on FB!!! To see the process is amazing! Awesome background too! What a treasure!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I could happily dive into that background!
Gorgeous colours and what a special Valentine tag this is.
Wishes
Lynne
Brenda, it is so lovely to see your Mother's photograph on your Blog's banner.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is an awesome mixed media project with such beautiful colouring and stamping techniques.
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Hugs
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Buttons said...

Massive congrats on your well deserved Blogworthy link for this! Jenny x

Tammy Schmitt said...

So beautiful! TFS:-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Don't know how I managed to miss this one on Monday, but so glad I caught up now, a truly stunning Valentine's make and of course big congrats on getting another Blogworthy!! So very well deserved!!

Mrs B said...

Hi Brenda. I love the fabulous tag:) Take care.

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations for being one of Tim's Blogworthy Links for your fabulous tag Brenda!! Anne xx

butterfly said...

Completely and utterly Blogworthy! You already know I loved this one... so happy to see it up there.
Alison xx

Rebekah said...

Gosh I am in love with your tag Brenda it is just so fabulous! Love it all swoon hugs rebekah xx

Dorothy said...

Awesome!!

Candy C said...

Gorgeous vintage Valentine tag, Brenda!!! Great tutorial, too. Congrats on your Blogworthiness from Tim! :) <3 Candy

Terry said...

Way to go my friend! Congratulations on Tim's Blogworthy list, which is well deserved! I already commented on this beauty, but it so rocks! Hugs!

Ana K. said...

Stunning tag dear Brenda, I really love textured cupid and background!! Congratulations on your Blogworthy from Tim …really well deserved! Hugs from Slovenia

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

This tag is truly spectacular! I just love everything about it! Each element is distressed perfectly. Just gorgeous!

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats again Brenda - it is truly superb. Nicola x

Normajean said...

Love your techniques and sense of style. Sooooo pretty, thanks for sharing.
Normajean brevik

toni said...

Fabulous tag Brenda! Love the corrugated Cupid. Congratulations on your Blogworthy link award . Tim knows a good thing when he sees it ! X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda that's a wonderful tag in great colors. Especially love the angel and the flowers.

Karen Garrard said...

Congratulations Brenda on being chosen for Tim's Blog Worthy List. Well Done. Karen.x

Jackie said...

I love your tag!

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love every single thing about it!! Congrats on being a Blogworthy Link!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Izzwizz said...

This is such fabulous work Brenda, love the cardboard Cupid an dose flowers are gorgeous. Congratulations on your blogworthy link! Maddy x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A fabulous piece of work, Brenda. Love all the textures and embellishments. CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as a TH Blogworthy Link!

Hugs,
Linda

Cathy Michels said...

This is beautiful with all of its texture and layers! And my favorite of Tim's blog worthy links! www.creatinginacottage.com

Kathyk said...

It all came together so very well and turned to a very special tag, Brenda

Kathyk

Jools Robertson said...

Very beautiful, love all the textures and the fabrics are lovely. So many gorgeous embellishments too

Hugs Jools x

Rose Curtis said...

Gorgeous Tag... I love it!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A great tutorial Brenda. Hope you survived the windy weather last night. The South Coast took a battering!

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous tag !!!!!!!J'adore!!! bizz

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Such a great beauty tag!

Cec said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and shows you don't need a heart to convey love. Love all the layers and the texture you have created.
Hugs!
Cec

Juliz Design Post said...

Congratulations on your win with this tag. Such a worthy winner. Loved yout tutorial on it too. Thanks.
Have a fab day, Julie x

Tincan Crafter said...

OHHHHH - how did I miss this - absolutely stunning! Love everything about it. Thank you also for stopping by my blog today!

Maryann Laursen said...

This just hit right into my heart, when I saw it, how gorgeous this is. Simply amazing and ovwerwhelmingly beautiful. I was almost speachless, when I first saw it, and all I could say was WAUW, and that´s still the feeling I have here now, WAUW WAUW WAUW.