Friday, 12 March 2010

Be Still, My Beating Heart!

Oh, I love WV stamps!!  My set that I won in the draw from The Stamp Attic arrived today and I had to ink them up right away.. I made this tag to show a couple of them off:

I think it's turned out better than I originally intended, through an accident!!  I was going to stamp a WV background stamp onto the square tag to form the background behind the metal, but - fundamental error here - I stamped it upside down - and it wasn't a background that can go upside down!!  So I had to think again. (I know I could have just turned it over, but I also didn't like it after all!)

I had the red metal already squished (Lin Brown's controlled squish method) and scribbled (ditto) - waiting for the heart stamps to arrive!!

So when I messed up the tag, I rummaged around in one of those boxes I showed you on WOYWW this week, and found this great background paper - decided I could use it as a love letter to fit in with the heart theme.

I stamped the heart on grungepaper and inked it with barn door and worn lipstick inks, with a touch of wild honey over the top, and some rock candy distress stickles on the top of the heart.  I attached a "Timmy" muse token with a brad. The text is from the same set and I love it already.  I made up the grungepaper flowers and added a metal flower from a box of bits'n'bobs.  The cuttlebug'd butterfly was a present from Lori - it's cut from an old coca-cola can!!

I am entering this for the alphabet challenge - T for Tag - which comes hot on the heels of my last minute entry for last week's challenge!

I almost couldn't post anything at all, because when I got home from work, keen to catch up on my blog-hopping, I found no internet connection AND most of my cable TV channels "unavailable".  When I rang they said "oh, you'll need an engineer, he can come Tuesday..... "  no way!! I can't go without blogging - or watching the football - for 4 days!!! Fortunately, shortly after booking said engineer, I got a message to say there was a problem in the area and an eningeer was working on it, and service would be back within 8 hours... luckily, I only had to wait about an hour and a half.  Phew!!


Hello, I'm Vicki said...

OOH me likes, that is beautiful!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great result H, am impressed that you didn't just chuck it and start again like what I do! Also glad foryou taht you haven't got to be blog-less all wekend. Torture!!

Linda said...

Beauiful work Helen, and the link worked perfectly! Many thanks for joining in with us over on the Alphabet challenge again this week :)

Angie said...

That gets a definate WOW it.
Those WV stamps are wonderful ...I haven't got any yet but I lust over them lol were so lucky to win a set .

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab card, love the metal on it x

Kathy said...

This is lovely - I applaud your perseverance with it - it was certainly worth the effort

Lori said...

Lovely piece Helen. I love the background paper with that metal color, very nice "squish" technique you have there. I must say, the butterfly looks awesome there! And lucky you winning that set, it's a beaut!

Lesley said...

Lovely tag Helen! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx