' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Thoughtful Valentine

Thursday 14 February 2019

Thoughtful Valentine

Happy Valentine!
I am just in time to show this tag… I had fun with a bit of Mixed Media and embossing powders on this make and I tried to use some old stash too…

The background has been made with layers of a thin paper in pink and red applied on top of Mod Podge . I painted the paper with Fresco Matt glaze to be sure the Mod Podge wouldn't interfere with the next layers.

I added stamping in the background, then transparent matt texture paste through a stencil
Before the paste dried I sprinkled several embossing powders, mixing different colours in the same areas. I used the heat gun later when the paste I dried.

The embossed hearts have been die-cut from metal.

Finally the centrepiece, an image by Lost Coast Designs has been stamped with Versafine black  on silk card (very smooth, slightly reflective coated paper). In combination the ink and the card give an amazing level of detail!

Kisses and Chicken wire stamps: The Artistic Stamper
Handscript stamp: Paper Artsy stamp set ESN10
Woman in hands:  Lost Coast Designs
Fresco Finish Matte glaze: Paper Artsy
Mod Podge Matte: Plaid
Transparent Matte texture paste: Ranger
Tim Holtz Layering Mini Stencil #35
Dies: Triple Stitched Heart and Wrapped Heart by Memory Box;  Prima doily die #2 Pineapple
Wow Embossing Powders: Primary Apple Red, Heart throb, White Twinkle, Seaglass, Vintage Peacock; Black puff powder.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Craft Stamper TIMI, Lost Coast DesignsCraftersCastle, Memory Box, Penny Black and more, The Artistic Stamper and Vintage Journey challenges.


  1. Love the details in your background Christine and the beautiful vintage image sits proudly over the gorgeous tones of red and pink. Have a great weekend, hopefully I might see you Sunday at Stitches? Xxx

  2. What a super creation Christine, the monochromatic image really pops against the hues of red and so pleased to see a tag as it means to go into the prize pot twice, many thanks for joining in with our February theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. This is such a beautiful tag Christine, the image and colours are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. A stunning tag Christine and its lovely to have you hop on board with us at A Vintage Journey this month
    Best Wishes
    Annie CG x

  5. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Challenge. Such a nice tag you made.

  6. What a wonderful Valentine tag! Love that image and the beautiful layers of color, hearts and lacy die cut behind it! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  7. Wow, that image looks amazing against your fabulous background. She is a beauty. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter's Castle

  9. A really beautiful tag for Valentines, loving the background behind the gorgeous image and how you used the lacy doily. Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and more challenge this month!

  10. Stunning Tag Christine.
    Hugs Flo xx

  11. Fabulous tag. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  12. Such a dramatic photo at the heart of this romantic tag - I love how the bold b&w pops against the softer layers in the background. Sorry I'm so behind with everything, but thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x