Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love Is In The Air

"Love Is In The Air" at A Vintage Journey and the theme has been chosen by that artfully talented, Astrid! Oh but the talent and great art does not stop there, so please stop by and see what the rest of the team has for you. Don't forget to join in the challenge with your Tim inspired projects for a change to win a store voucher from our sponsors at Country View Crafts.
This tags background was a labor of love and took a lot of patience waiting for gesso, paints and crackle to dry! First I cut my corrugated cardboard tag and torn away some of the areas. This is such fun, but a little hard on the hands! Next I applied white gesso and let dry.
Paints were applied as follows, first I brushed on DecoArt Desert Turquoise and then with a dirty brush (lightly wiped off), applied some Peeled Paint, Fresco Finish Haystack and around the edged Vintage Photo. Again we wait for the drying.
I applied two varieties of DecoArt crackle, One Step and Weathered Wood in the center. This took a good two hours to dry and cure, before I applied thinned stains of Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo using a paint brush. Once I liked this, I gave a little splatter of Fired Red paint and also applied this on the edges. After this again dried, I have it a spray with matte sealer.
The hearts and cupid were die cut, covered in gesso and then white paint. Inked over in Brushed Corduroy, shaded with Walnut Stain and a little Black Soot here and there. The "Love" sentiment is an older text stamp of Tim's and this was inked up with Coffee Archival. Had to give cupid a little stenciled heart!
Well there you have it and I hope you have enjoyed your visit which I am very thankful for!  

30 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Gorgeous tag Terry. So nice to have you playing along again.

Hugs, Sandy xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great background you created on your tag Terry! love all the texture and wonderful colors!

Sharon said...

Great tag - fabulous background!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great Tag, love the background! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terry this is such a stunning tag!!! I adore the background (and thanks so much for the step by step photos!) the different crackles look amazing. The way you finished it is fabulous too!

So glad you found the time to play along for this challenge!! Hang in there my friend, sending big hugs!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my gosh Terry, that background is amazing and the perfect backdrop for the wonderful elements you have added. Love it xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great idea, this background...such a nice tag, Terry!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Terry, that background is incredible!! I just added like five things to my wish list!! Wow, what an amazing tag from end to end! until next time, big hugs :)

Nikki Acton said...

Amazing Terry - might have been a labour of love but I love the result! A stunning tag, beautifully decorated. Nxxx

Michele said...

this tag is pure love and loveliness! thanks for sharing. xo

Krisha said...

Girl, you have outdone yourself AGAIN!!
I adore the textures on this tag and you patience in letting each layer dry. That is so hard to do! LOL

Vada said...

Hello Little Lady. I can see all the love you have put into this. Outstanding!! Hugs Vada

Ira Huberts said...

The way you create your backgrounds is always a source of inspiration to me Terry, love love it! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Redanne said...

Well I would say that all that waiting around was most definitely worth it Terry, that background is just incredible! I love the colours and textures you created. Great embellishments too. This is a beautiful tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag Terry, sweet images as well.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

stunning tag, love the texture of the corrugated background!
Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a stunning tag Terry - the background is just amazing and worth all the waiting!!! Jennie x

butterfly said...

Glorious, Terry - that background is stunning, and absolutely worth all the effort of layering and patiently watching paint (and crackle) dry! A fabulous tag - just love the lettering on the hearts!
Alison xx

Coco said...

What a lovely tag!!! Gorgeous! Coco xx

Juliz Design Post said...

An amazing textural background Terry that has been so worth the patience of waiting on it drying. Love your cherub on it.
Julie x

Linda R said...

Your tag looks amazing. I LOVE the textured in the background.

Happy Monday my friend.

Hugs~

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous tag, amazing background
Love the textures and colours

Jools x

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful tag Terry. The background looks amazing.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful tag Terry. The background looks amazing.
Avril xx

Beth said...

stunning tag Terry love love that background wonderful detailing....you ROCK these tags.
Hugs
Beth

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The corrugated, the words on the hearts...LOVE it all!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag with wonderful texture.

Buttons said...

Tell you what Terry, it may have taken a while to perfect but that background is AWESOME and well worth all the effort. Love the way it compliments cupid perfectly. Jenny x

Ellie Knol said...

Another brilliant technique I need to try...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A corrugated cardboard tag, love it! Fabulous tag, love all your wonderful textures and beautiful colours.

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