For my piece and inspiration I went with Michelangelo. I happened across this stamp from I Brake For Stamps and after a little searching and e-mailing Della, it was decided this stamp was inspired by Michelangelo. Thank you Della! Now I am linking this up to the current CC2C #15 challenge and Linda has instructed us to turn to Tim's book, page 56, Enameled Metals. Can't tell you how I did the metal, but if you have the book, it is really a fun technique. For the background, I wanted a rustic look, so took some glassine, cut it out with the tag die, applied Stampin Up Craft White to the flat area of the embossing folder (as I wanted my grout to be recessed) and ran it though the BS! I did dry this with the heat tool. As much as I love that stamp, it really bothered me to cover my brick wall! The stamped was inked with Archival Sepia and shaded with DI Vintage Photo. Before inking the stamp, I masked off the Love and colored that with the red marker. After dried, I went over the Love with a red Spica glitter pen! Oh, before stamping, I also gave my CS a quick spray with a Perfect Pearls mix with gold! It was a leftover. The letters were cut from red CS and glued down on cream color paper and then I clear embossed that a couple of times.
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