Saturday, 9 February 2013

I give my heart to you ....

Now I know I'm a few days away from Valentine's Day, but I was making this for the Stampotique Designers Challenge, the theme of which is Red, Pink & White.  Red and pink are not colours I usually put together but in this instance I thought if one of the colours was used sparingly, it would work out.

The heart was stamped on Thursday morning while playing in a Dylusions class at Alice in Paperland, but I don't know the name of the set it came from.  However, I stamped it with the intention of using it in this challenge although at the time I had no idea of how or what it would look like.

I started off by using aged mahogany Distress Ink over the entire tag and then spritzed with water and let it dry.  Next I stamped "Mela" from Stampotique onto white cardstock and coloured her with fired brick and old paper Distress Markers before carefully cutting her out.  The heart was coloured with spun sugar Distress Marker which was spritzed with water and paper towelled off, which left a lovely pale pink.   I liked the idea of tucking the heart under her arm and then all that was left was to add a caption.  Some fibres were added to finish off the tag.

Shhhh ...... as long as my DH doesn't read my blog (and he doesn't very often), he may be receiving this as my Valentine.

I'm entering this in : Stampotique Designers Challenge                                                                                            Tim Holz' 12 Tags of 2013 February

Happy crafting!


  1. This is lovely Helen. The image is gorgeous and love the sentiment.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. That's a very cute tag! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique. XOXO

  3. Hi Helen, Just spotted your entry in 12 Tags, I'm in it too. Well actually I didn't know it was your tag, I just saw it loved it and had to see where it came from. Love these stamps too. Sam

    1. Thanks Sam. I've only just started entering challenges. Gets the mojo working when there is a theme or colour to work with, especially if it's slightly out of my comfort zone!

  4. Love the way you have the heart tucked under her arm Helen - it's a fabulous tag! Vicky x

  5. That heart tucked under the arm says so much! What a fun image! Glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  6. Great tag, loved how you tucked her heart under her arm - so cute, Jo x

  7. this is a beautifully sophisticated tag - it looks simple, but I can see there were a few steps in getting that background to look so deep and gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  8. what a cool tag... love the way you tucked the heart under her arm! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. Wow, Helen, that is one cool tag! Very unique, beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  10. Ooo Helen,what a brilliant idea to tuck the heart under her arm. Fab stamping and gorgeous colours too. Michelle xx

  11. Great tag, love the colours and the image just makes me smile
    Rosie x


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