Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to you and a very big thank you to all my WOYWW visitors who inspired me to carry on with a project which - if I'm honest - was a bit like pulling teeth!
I can't believe this is my THIRD post of the week - (OK I'm only managing this because I'm ironing on a need to wear basis!) I wanted to get my submissions in for Sunday Stampers (Endless Love) and Anything But A Card (Share the love) without having to rush (too much).
So here is my offering...
And here are some detail shots
(Handmade lace flower)
I have never done a project that has been such a roller coaster ride as this one!
I loved my initial background stamping, but OH DEAR when I added colour to the canvas AAARGH!!! I hated it, not even my favourite crumpled tissue paper trick worked - it looked more like something from Chainsaw Massacre than Endless Love! So on Wednesday (gosh was that only yesterday?!) a coat of gesso and a rapid retreat were called for.
After a spirit lifting voyage round the WOYWW world and some kind and uplifting reciprocal visits, I hit my craft room in a flurry of lace and flowers this morning and - in my eyes anyway - a phoenix has risen from the ashes! (or maybe that should be splashes? - groan)
Here or the (now not so gory) details
8x8 ins Daler Rowney canvas board
Sizzix BigZ / Tim Holtz Alterations - Caged Bird
Background text - Paper Artsy Hot Picks HP1006; Tiny Harlequin - unknown
Winged heart and rose vine - Kanban Stamp 09
Images - Ranger Archival - Jet Black (second impression used for rose vine)
Background - Distress Stains - Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Weathered Wood
Bird cage - DI - Vintage Photo
Scroll - DI - Antique Linen
Markers (for colouring heart) - Promarkers - Ruby, Cardinal Red
Wings - highlighted with Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Bird cage - Hobbycraft acrylic - antique gold
Embossing powder - (bird cage) Stampin Stuff - Vertigre
Cream cotton lace
Vintage brass button
Mulberry paper roses
Red foam roses
Heart shaped deco pin
Well that's all for now, I'm off to post my links, hope you like the end result, see you soon.