This month our theme is Love and Romance, and let me tell you, it was a nice change from all the Christmas stuff I have been working on lately! You should have arrived from Mary's blog, but if not, please head on over to the InStyle Stamps blog to start at the beginning. At the end of the hop, you should end up back at InStyle Stamps where we would like you to vote for your favorite project. The DT member that receives the most votes will win a prize AND just for voting you also have the chance to win a prize too! To receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchases, please be sure to go through this link InStyle Stamps.
Now on to my project. Since I don't have much in the way of Valentine's Day decorations, I decided to make one.
The image I chose to use for this is Mike and Jessie. I think they make a cute couple and I just love Jessie's hair style! The base of my wall hanging is a plaque from Michael's (I picked up a bunch of these awhile back for 19¢ each ~ love clearance prices like that) and I covered it with DP. I added a doily, ribbon and a bow and then to the bow I added these gorgeous crystal topped stick pins (another fantastic buy ~ 12 for 39¢).
I then added the large heart, the Love sentiment (which is covered in Dazzling Diamonds) and Mike and Jessie, which were colored with copics. With room to spare, I added two scallop heart frames and then a flower which was sprayed with Shimmer Spritz ~ but to be honest, I can't really notice any shimmer at all ~ it appears to have dried absolutely clear :(
Ribbon was used for a hanger and to cover the holes where the ribbon went in I added a little flower to both. As a final touch I added some scattered pearls. I had a lot of fun working on this project and am really pleased with how it turned out.
Your next stop is Melissa and I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Pearls and Swirls
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Free for all
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Something to Decorate your home
Polka Doodles - Free Theme
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Mike and Jessie - InStyle Stamps (digi image)
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E00, E01, E02, R20, R81, R83, R85, E25, E27, E57, E41, E43, E35, E37. Y21, Y23, Y26, G21, G24, G40)
Paper: Pink Pirouette; DP - Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds; Shimmer Spritz (Baby's Breath); Flowers (Prima and Making Memories); Crystal topped pins (Making Memories); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's); Ribbon (May Arts); Plaque (Michael's)
Tools: Scallop Heart Frame and Love die cuts (Sizzix); Heart Nesties; Martha Stewart Branch Punch