Monday, 13 January 2014

'Hearts' ....Get Altered While There's Still Time !

The lovely and very talented, Sue Lelli is the hostess for The Get Altered Challenge over on the eclectic Paperie blog and she has chosen 'Hearts' as this months theme. A great subject and certainly one that I'll never tire of ! You can see Sue's lovely hanging, by following the link here. After much pondering, I decided to make a tag as my DT contribution. I used a Dyan Reavley Harlequin stencil with Brushed pewter and Festive Berries Distress Paint, for the background and followed a technique that Paula Cheney demoed on her blog, She created a two colour background for a gorgeous Christmas card which you can see by following  this link. Paula has an amazing talent ! Here is the background to my tag..
After stenciling the tag with the Distress Paints, I blended in some vintage Photo Distress ink and a little Black Soot to the roughened edges. I then cut two hearts, one in card and one in red honey comb paper, remember that stuff ? 
I adhered the honey comb heart to the card for added stability. I freehand cut a pair of wings and covered them with Pumice Distress Glitter. I love the antique look of this product, it takes glitter to a whole different level. Before attaching the wings and heart, I stamped the  Crafty Individuals flourishes in black Archival Ink and added a few words of those very handy Remnant Rub Ons.
A little phrase from the Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings set and a strip from the Ideaology Industrious Borders complete the tag and of course, not forgetting  the coloured seam binding!  If you fancy playing along with the eclectic Paperie Get Altered Challenge, you still have a few days left. Hop over to the blog by following this link and you'll find plenty of inspiration. Follow the challenge 
rules, upload your project and you could be the lucky winner of a $15 gift certificate for Kim's lovely eclectic Paperie shop.
 I'm also entering this tag into  the Our Creative Corner, 'no more shopping sins' challenge, where we are being challenged to use some of those coveted products we've all bought but rarely used. No doubt you can guess what shopping 'sin' I've used here, yes that's right, it's that 'must have honey comb paper. I wonder when it will get another airing ! x
Here are some of the supplies I've used. Click on the thumbnails to be transported to the eclectic Paperie shop


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous tag! I love the background you created and those pumice stone glittered wings are stunning. The heart though, takes centre stage - you have done a wonderful job with the honeycomb paper and well done for using it! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Wow! Such a terrific tag! LOVE IT!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  3. Toni....swoooooon... beautiful,adore what you did from the beautiful background, Heart to the sparkles..looove it!
    Big hugs

  4. Such a fab tag, Toni - the heart looks amazing against the layered background - delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx

  5. Hi Toni,
    What a gorgeous, gorgeous tag! Thank you stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment.

    I really think there is time for you to get this tag to ME by Valentines Day (GRIN)

  6. Hi Toni. Gorgeous Valentine tag. Your work is always so beautifully done. I also love your previous Christmas tag post. That flower is amazing! On your current Valentine tag, I love the almost shadowed harlequin background.Very cool The dimensional winged heart is really cool! I also wanted to take a second to thank you for your sweet comments that you left on my blog regarding my departure at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I will miss it but I really am looking forward to having more time to experiment with new ideas, techniques and products. Who knows where our artistic journeys will take us, right?! <3 Candy

  7. Could have sworn I'd commented on this already Toni, but as it's not listed I've returned to say how much I love this Toni. The honeycomb heart really works so well against the stencilled background and I love the way you've used it twice to create the pattern. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

  8. Gorgeous valentine's tag, a love your backdrop and the heart is stunning . Gorgeous design. The heart sits perfectly against the stencilled backdrop. Tracy x

  9. Hi!
    Thank you for your lovely comment... and yes, I've been enjoying Paula's CHA posts - and yes, THRILLED to have won a tote!!!
    Alison xx