Monday, February 9, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous February, 2015 Challenge...How I Love Thee

Good morning everyone and welcome to the February Challenge for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!  This month you may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding or other love-themed project for this challenge. You can create something that has the word "Love" on it. So go digging around on your shelves and in those drawers and find those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and papers that  you have been saving for the perfect project and let's play!

I love making tags and this one used several things that have been hoarded by me for a while now.  I love dies and am always checking under cushions for pennies to save so I can purchase a new die here and there.  I started with a tag cut from a die I have had in my stash for awhile. Then I ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder for texture.  I sponged some distress ink on the tag and then sprayed it with my homemade shimmer spray to soften the color and to give it a bit of shine.  That gorgeous  heart is also a hoarded die and the image inside the heart is a free one I found online.  I just printed it off and cut it out to fit inside the heart.  Next I cut out my flower petals and leaves and colored them with more inks and after they were shaped I added Glossy Accents to add some shine.  The banner with the sentiment is also a hoarded die and one I use often. Then to finish off the tag I used white seam binding and colored it with ink to match my tag and scrunched it.  Once dry it made the perfect topper for my tag.

Now come join us and show us your creation!  You have until midnight PT on 3-8-2015 to create a project and link it to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog.  I look forward to seeing what you create!

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder (Acanthus)
Spellbinders Sunflowers Set II (Retired and Hoarded)
HCD 729 Timeless Amour Die - Heartfelt Creations
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die (Hoarded)
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Adirondak Ink - Currant
Homemade shimmer Spray
Flourishes Life Lines
Gold Glass Beads
Ranger Glossy Accents
Two Ladies Image from the Internet
Seam Binding


Beverly Sager said...

This is really lovely. The glossy flowers & leaves, although strong, actually draw attention to the heart and image. Like the subdued pink.

Patricia said...

Hello Glenda,,
A really super "tag" loving those fantastic glossy flowers.
Pretty image and great design

Patricia x

Pammejo said...

Breathtaking tag, love the flower...hope, fingers crossed you will do a tutorial on how to make it. I love making flowers, hint, hint, hint.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is just....WOW! That flower looks like it is made of porcelain! It is just the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. I hope that some day I can make a flower as lifelike and beautiful as yours. The whole tag is perfection...the composition, the colors, the heart framed image....just glorious!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tag, Glenda, love that heart on your embossed tag! Love the flowers as well, looks like Easter! Have a wonderful Monday, we just hit 72! amazing for February!

Selma said...

Oh my gosh Glenda. This is stunning. You always wow me with your gorgeous tags. This is to pretty to give away.

Donna Idlet said...

Glenda, love your tag with the beautiful heart and the gorgeous flower. You always do such beautiful work.

Donna Idlet said...

Glenda, love your tag with the beautiful heart and the gorgeous flower. You always do such beautiful work.

wendipooh13 said...

such a stunning tag and just LOVE LOVe that flower!! amazing work!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY STARS!!! How did I miss this yesterday??? This is the most gorgeous tag I've ever seen! LOVE the texture given by the embossing and that flower ... WOWZA!!! I don't make many tags but now I'm inspired! FABULOUS job my friend!

Olga said...

Eye popping gorgeous!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Stunning! I just love the stained ribbon and, oh, those glossy flowers! Wow!

Christy Butters said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely layering of elements and your flowers (as always) steal the show!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This has to be one of my favorites. Love the image. Your tag is gorgeous with the embossing and wonderful way you have finished it all off. Have a great weekend

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