Good Thursday all my crafty friends! My sights are set on the weekend! I think I have a "date night" with myself on Friday!!! Yipeeee!! LOL What that means is that I think my girls are spending the night off Friday evening and my husband has to work this weekend so he retires quite early because he has to be up by 3:45am to go to work. Sooooooo, I GET THE TV ALL TO MYSELF!!! Is it strange that I am so pumped up about that???? Probably, but in my home, Mom get's last choice of ANYTHING, so tomorrow, I get 1st choice!!! Again, YIPEEE! I'm feeling back to back "chick flick" movies coming on!!! LOL I hope I can hold out! LOL
Sooooo, today I am going to share yet ANOTHER "Valentine themed" tag! I have been having fun with these tags this month! I'm sorry, but who doesn't love reds and pinks together and little hearts??? So here we go!
This was really a quick and simple tag except for those baby hearts, but it was worth it to me! I actually started the tag using the same colors I have been using for this months's projects. I started with Maya Mist Bubblegum Metallic (I will be sad when its gone because it's hard to find anymore) all over the tag and then sprayed some Lindy's in Autumn Maple through one of my fave stencils from Ronda Palazzari stencils from Crafters Workshop called Well Rounded. I use that stencil A LOT! I then distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord.
I have this great Mandala stamp that is three pieces that fit one inside the other that I had my eye on for ages at Hobby Lobby, but it was so expensive that I would never buy it, but I finally broke down and got it with my 40% off coupon. There is not sticker on it, so I don't know who made it, but anyway, I used two of it's pieces and stamped with Archival black ink. I also stamped with a cool Unity Stamp that I love from Christy Tomlinson's Collection called Distressed Quilt at the bottom. Then I sprayed with a fixative because I wasn't real sure where I was going from there.
Then I took one of my favorite supplies, Daler Downey's Pearlescent Ink in Sundown Magenta and dripped from the top down because I had in my mind that I wanted to do something with "bleeding hearts." I love that ink. It is so yummy pearlescent! I then pulled out my Big Shot and die cut some lovely hearts with card stock and book page. I distressed the biggest heart and smallest heart (although you can't really tell) with Tim's distress tool and then I hot glued all three together down the middle because I wanted the edges to be free because I was going to pretend I was my friend Ruth over on Google+ and do a faux stitch down the middle! I don't sew....AT ALL....so I have to pretend!! LOL I then applied the smaller hearts with Aleene's in the drips to suggest "bleeding hearts."
I finished the tag by applying a little glitter from Finnabair on the bookpage hearts, shaded with a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Magenta, outlined the hearts with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen and then stamped the edges with a new favorite collection of mine from Unity's Layers of Life January 2015 .set. Voila, quick and easy!
I love bleeding hearts or Lady in the Bath as they are known across the pond! They are what is known as the quintessential cottage garden flower! I don't have a cottage, although that would be a dream of mine......actually just moving to an English or Irish countryside and buying a lovely cottage would be a real dream of mine......one can always dream! It's easy for me to get off subject, as you can see...hee hee. Anywho, I would love to have a garden full of them. So, I found this lovely picture online (obviously it's NOT mine and the photographer's name is imbedded in the photo, so I'm not robbing..LOL) with this beautiful thought from 1 John 4:11 that will go along with my next journal page that I post either tomorrow or Monday! Aren't they the most beautiful flower??? I can see that cottage now!! LOL
I hope you have a blessed day with continued thoughts of love on your mind!