Monday 5 February 2018

Valentine Tag: Two Hearts

I created this tag for the Tag Tuesday Challenge: Have A Heart.  I am also entering it into the Anything BUT Cute challenge on Country View Challenges , Challenge #5 on Love 2 Create: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes and the Dare2BArtzy February Challenge: Love
I started by applying the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet to a #8 manilla tag using Distress Collage Medium, sealing, drying and trimming as usual.
I stamped the Wired Heart stamp by Claritystamp, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with the Heat It Up Gold embossing powder.
When I added the second heart, I switched to Gold Tinsel embossing powder by Stampendous.
I added the word 'Love' from Word Chain set 6 (also by Claritystamp) using the same method.
Rather than colour inside the hearts to emphasize them, I decided to blend some of the van Gogh oil pastels (Royal Talens) around the outside of them and the edges of the tag: Scarlet at the bottom; Deep Rose (Magenta) at the top and right hand side and Vermilion above the hearts and to the left.
As I felt that the word didn't stand out enough against the background, I went round all the letters using a red 05 Sakura micron pen.
Finally, a suitable quote, from the Small Talk sticker book by Tim Holtz, was edged in a gold metallic pen (American Crafts) and added to the tag.

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