Friday, 14 February 2014

It must be LOVE......

I’m playing along this month with
Tim's beautiful inspiration...
Now..when I first saw the stamp that Tim used to make the chalk technique on Tim's Blog...I fell in love with it...but crafty funds are short at the when I found out that I had won an 'Inspiration Emporium' voucher for my January tag ...(after doing a Happy Dance!!!)..I ordered this stamp and a few other Tim Goodies...
(Thanks again Tim & Mario for my prize!!)
...and I must say it's the first time I have used
Inspiration Emporium
and was very impressed with the service, international postage and speedy delivery from the US!
It's well worth a visit!
-oOo- is my version of Tim's February 2014 tag. 

I really LOVED all the different layers and techniques shared in this tag.
For my background I used 'Pumice stone' and 'Victorian velvet' distress stains...
and 'Spun sugar' and 'Fired brick' Distress inks through my heart stencil.
The chalk-board technique took a few attempts...but I got there in the end...and was pleased with the results.
I didn't have any Distress Glitter , so had to improvise by inking my hearts with 'Spun Sugar ' and ' Fired Brick' and coating them in glossy accents....then a little sprinkle of fine glitter. The bird and wings were created in a similar way by painting the chipboard with white paint then also adding the fine glitter to the glossy accents.

I also cut my Arrow in half and placed it onto the heart while the glossy accents was still wet....I think it gives a lovely effect of the arrow piercing the heart once dry!
I also thought it would be fun to add a photo or two from my vintage collection, idea-ology hinge clip and a button.
and got a little carried away playing with my new 'Heart' stencil...
So, still inspired by Tim's tag...
 I went on to make an ATC...

....complete with a vintage photo of a little girl hugging her teddy and an idea-ology hinge clip.
..and a smaller tag for Hubby's Valentine's Pressie!!....

I've also added a vintage image and one of Tim's idea-ology collage keys
Looking forward to seeing what Tim inspires us with his March Tag..
Which leaves me to wish you a....
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Thanks for Peeking!!
...and feel free to leave me a comment, so I know you have popped by, then I can pay a visit to your blog too!
Jan x


  1. Absolutely wonderful, you pieces are lovely, hearts AND wings then LOL. BJ

  2. Oh my goodness.. These look awesome. So many yummy layers my friend. You know I love that.
    Happy Valentines day.


  3. Gorgeous creations Jan, Love the sentiment too the layers are fabulous... Love the arrow's through the hearts..Brilliant... Hugs May x x x

  4. Love your Valentine creations, dear Jan! So beautiful:-)

  5. Aha, so that's what you won - fantastic prize and congrats again. You have made a wonderful collection here and so mastered that chalkboard effect - perfect! I really must try harder next month as I sure did mess up this time - lol xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous! Glad you won such a great prize, this is a brilliant trio, I'm sure Tim and Mario will love it. Big hugs to you, barb xxx

  7. I like your version of the tag. It is very unique.

  8. Bravo!! I LOVE this! I love the chalkboard look (I would want it too ;) and LOVE that heart stencil. Still, no supplies are as good as the person creating with them - you make it all look so beautiful! xoxo

  9. Gorgeous creations Jan,

    Hugs Diane


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