Thursday, January 12, 2012

Love Is Just Around the Corner!

OK, love is not just around the corner, but with us at all times.  The people in my life that I love is a 24 hour a day event, but we all enjoy that extra touch of sweetness and love!!  For GM 32, Linda has us reviewing the 12 Tags of Christmas and picking one of our favorites, but using the techniques for a non-Christmas-y work of art.  If you have not been to Linda's house (blog), go check out that girl's flowers!  Now the lovely folks at Simon Say Stamp and Show is all about a "Red Letter Day," so between the two challenges, I knew I would be doing a Valentine's Day theme!  So here is my non-Christmas-y work of art using a Red Letter (Number)!!
I decided to go with Tag #11, which involved making your own embellishments using shrink plastic, UTEE and alcohol inks.  I also did the background as in the instructions, well so to speak!  The background and cupid stamps are from Tim's newest release that I won from Stamper's Anonymous, which I was so excited to play with!  I clear embossed the large word background stamp and then inked it up!  Covered the 14 with Stickles and shaded the edges.  The red shrink hearts were cut from Tim's Movers and Shapers, colored with alcohol inks and then baked and coated with UTEE.  The ticket, also a Tim stamp, was colored with markers and then stamped.  I stamped the cupid with black craft ink and then clear embossed and cut him out!!!!!!!!!!!.  I really like how this card turned out.  I can't wait to buy the cupid die, because it sure beats cutting out by hand!

Thank you for stopping by and a big hello to my newest followers!  Off to have a little lunch and then do some much needed blog visits.  Have a great week and stop by on Saturday to see my newest DT post for FSC.  I think you will really like this one!

Distress Inks:  Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Fired Brick
Stickles:  Xmas Red
Stampin Up Markers:  Read Red, Black

49 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh teryy hun this is brilliant super image and adore the layout hun brilliant hugs cherylxxxx

BarbaraW said...

I've got this die and folder on the way. You made me so happy that I ordered them. Beautiful art.

Debbie said...

Love Valentine's stuff! This is fabulous Terry!

Debbie
^..^

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, it's gorgeous! This card really packs a punch! Love all the details, really worth all the work you put into it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful card.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific, Terry, I love it!

Lucy x

Sandra said...

This card is absolutely amazing! Love the colors, the theme and the new Tim Holtz stuff!

Willy said...

Perfect Valentine piece, Terry!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous card! I love everything about it! Thanks for the kind words on my blog! Best, Yvonne

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Valentine piece, great details.
Yvonne x

Krisha said...

Great work as usual Terry, such a cute image.

Netty said...

ooooh I love this fab card, especially the great colourings, x

Michele said...

valentine cards are my favorite and i love this one Terry. the coloring is fabulous and it all fits together wonderfully. xo, yes love is with us always!

trisha too said...

So cute, Terry!

:)

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic Terry, such a lovely take and wonderful new stash to play with. It looks amazing.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Valentine - fab use of the new products!

Marjie Kemper said...

You sure did christen your new stamp well, Terry! I love the way you stickled the 14, and how the red 14 on the ticket just pops! Your inked up background is gorgeous, too.

Congrats on your win!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhh, this is so sweet, luv the red 14 too! I am so jealous you have this folder, I need it now! hugs

Deb (dcorder) said...

WOW! Love this Valentine!

Anita Houston said...

You already have all the cool new Valentine stuff...fun!!! The background ink colors are a gorgeous combination!!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, you really had your mojo working on this one, fantabulous.

Sharon said...

Wonderful Vaelentine's Card Terry - love that background and the cute little cupid!!

Christine said...

I love your beautiful work of art!!!

Electra said...

This is awesome, Terry! I love the way you've oulined the number 14!

Lynn Stevens said...

Sweet Valentines Day card Terry. I think you covered Tim's technique perfectly!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Lynn

Lindsay Weirich said...

very pretty terry!

Sue said...

Great card with a great theme!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Girl.....your card is STINKIN' AWESOME!!! love every single detail!!

thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Vada said...

Oh My Goodness Terry! Beautiful Work!! Going To Check these out, I could Use some new stamps & folders. Hugs Vada

Sugar Lump Studios said...

sweetness! I love the silhouette against the adorable Valentine background. beautiful creation by beautiful you! Happy Friday m'dear! xoxo

Jingle said...

This is great! So cute and great colors!

Patricia said...

WOWWOWWOW.... This is AMAZINGLY beautifull!!!!!!!!!
Love all of it!
Greetz Patricia

lynne said...

Such sweet words to start your post and what an incredible tag.
Full on with techniques and it shows the level of work you put into its creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira said...

Gorgeous background, love those text stamps, fabulous Valentine's card full of love!

Sherry Edwards said...

Fantastic piece Terry, so many techniques executed beautifully!

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Beautiful colors, very striking. I love shrink plastic, your hearts are adorable. The cupid looks great. I can't believe you cut him out by hand!!

Linda R. said...

Amazing..... I love it! It is getting close to the day of LOVE!

HOpe you have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Linda

Brenda Brown said...

Just back to say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and good luck in my give-away.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This is real artwork...love it Terry!
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog too...

Greetings, Alie :-)

CuddlyBunny said...

Congrats on the Stamper's Anonymous win Terry! No one could deserve it more!

Your cupid card is outstanding! I love the glittery 14!

Jan Hennings said...

Full of grungie goodness! Thanks for your sweet comment on my Really Reasonable Ribbon projects :)

PetraB said...

Terrific work, love the colours.

trisha too said...

Wow, now THAT is a great piece!

(You are SO right about the commenting--I was just at one where I couldn't comment at all, but yours is just fine. It seems to be the "fancier" templates that are acting up somehow . . . )

:)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the colors in this!
Rinda

Gaby Bee said...

This is a perfect Valentine piece, Terry! Love it!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Gaby

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous BG Terry, love those shrink hearts! x

Sam said...

Awwwww!!! This is super cute Terry. Brilliant!

Kathy said...

Just love what you did, and all those techniques...I agree, that cupid die is a necessity!! Just beautiful.
My blog is http://kathysalwaysstamping.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Ooo lovely! I think it looks great, and I love how that "14" stands out too -- sparkley! Just got home from work and chilling out. Thought I'd drop in for a visit, as it's been a few days. =)
Hope you're doing well. Don't work too hard. And stay warm!

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