We should show our love everyday and not just Valentine's Day...right? Of course, but, it's fun to make extra special things to give to those whom we don't often tell, or to those we don't necessarily love but that we are fond of and thankful for. I suppose over commercialization has corrupted the whole idea of the holiday, but the whole premise of Valentine's Day is pure and simple...it's all about "LOVE"...and chocolate! ;0)
Here are some tags I've made to give to some of my friends.
|I am submitting this reinvented Umbrella Man, now Cupid, tag to Inspiration Journal's Monthly Challenge of "Love".|
I applied Claudine Hellmuth's Gesso to a #8 tag to strengthen it. After it dried, I sprayed (No photos, sorry.) Dyan's Funky Fuchsia, Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape, and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray to the tag. I dried it thoroughly. I flicked water on the tag and dried it again. Then, filling a Mini Mister with Picket Fence Distress Stain, I flicked some Stain on the tag as well and dried it. I finished the background with Perfect Pearls Mist.
|I die cut several Tim Holtz Sizzix Umbrella Men and Cupid in black cardstock. I added foam tape to the umbrella top and the top hat and added another layer there. I attached the arrow and bow to the Umbrella Man's hand as if he is hiding it behind his back. I snipped the wings from Cupid.|
|I ran the wings through the Wings Texture Fade, and inked the raised parts with Snow Cap Pigment Ink From Ranger. I misted them with Biscotti Perfect Pearls for a little sheen.|
From My Stash- heart rhinestones, ribbons
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!