I am not one to say that folks should buy into the consumerism that surrounds Valentine’s Day however, as a stamper, it is just a bit of fun and I am so fortunate to have Valentine themed stamps at my beck and call especially when last year, Redlead Paperworks furnished me with several love themed stamps.
When The Stampers’ Sampler presented readers with a heart shaped locket for their Tempting Template category I decided to submit. Most times this is a category I have to pass by but with those lovely stamps to hand, I had to give it a go! Of course I was so happy when my trio made it to print! I’m not saying I will squeeze the three in before the 14th but I’ll try my best. It would be too photo heavy a blog post to share them all at the same time.
Normally I would be all out feminine with my approach but I wanted a more grungy, masculine appearance yet probably seen as bizarre, I worked with pink tones!
It is a substantial size, approx 7″x8″ and consists of layers of watercolour paper, so there is a good strength to it. I wanted it to be more of a hanger than a card.This is her No. 1 guy! I layered the template to give dimension for the keyhole section and to allow a photobooth image to be tucked behind.
It really is a jumble of all things hearts:- a wooden key, padlock charm, vintage Bingo counter,layers of stamped sentiments, all shabby, all grungy to fit in with the background whichconsists of layers of paint and layers of stamping. A wooden heart shape clip, originally white, painted the same as the background and stamped with a Redlead stamp with a scrap of stained seam binding peeking from behind.This is another photo of the wooden key with charms, all given a shabby treatment.As I mentioned earlier, I don’t always submit to Tempting Template for a few reasons, one being I have never been a stamper/cardmaker who liked to make shaped cards. I am happy that I scaled this up to make into a hanger allowing me so much room to play with, I so enjoyed working on this and the other two which I will share soon.
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08 Feb 2016 24 Comments