Hello Everyone and Happy February!! I have to say, I'm glad January is behind us! It was way too cold last month - the coldest it's been in a while around here in New England. Walking the dog becomes a task which involves many layers of winter gear and the walks are business only! I know that it's not a good idea to wish the time away, but I am so looking forward to Spring!!
The plus side to colder weather is studio time!! I keep saying this but I can't get enough time in my crafty space. In addition to my Project Life pages, layouts and my monthly ATC's, I have been wanting to create a tag a month. So, I was wicked psyched when Jenn Shurkus asked me to participate in her Valentine's blog hop!
From February 1 -14th we will be hopping around to several blogs to check out
some adorable Valentine's Projects.
You have arrived here from Elena's Blog. How cute is her cookie packaging?! Thanks for the share Elena!!
For my project I created a Valentine's Doll Tag! I have created several doll tags in the past and they are so much fun! They remind me of paper dolls we created as kids! Julie Nutting's Doll Stamps for Prima are ADORABLE. I used the "Bolero Sweater" Doll Stamp for my tag. For the papers I used Echo Park's "Love Story" collection. The size of the tag is 8.25 x 3.5" and would be a great addition to a special Valentine's gift! Here she is ...
I wanted to add some texture to the background of the tag so I scraped some modeling paste through a stencil. The small clear hearts in front of the smaller tags are Heidi Swapp Ghost acetate clear hearts. I wanted to add texture on the hearts as well so I added some white rub-ons directly to them ...
To add shading to her legs, face and arms I scrapped some flesh colored Faber Castell Gelato on a craft sheet and painted it on with a water brush. I gave her cheeks some blush with a pink colored gelato. The small red hearts are sequins I've had in my stash for awhile.
I topped her off with a heart shaped pearl in her hair, a stickpin and flowers near the smaller tags and some pretty pink and red ribbon.
"Sharing the LOVE! Since this is the season of L-O-V-E be sure to leave me a little love and my hop participants a little love as well throughout this series. (hint: we LOVE comments) You can share the link on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. The more times you share, and the more days you share the better your odds of winning! Jenn will be randomly picking some sharers and posting them and the prizes at the end of this series. This will be so much fun and may give you some inspiration to create some Valentine's projects as well!!
Next stop on the Valentine's hop is Lizzy's blog. Head on over and share some love! Thanks again to Jenn Shurkus for asking me to join this creatively fun two weeks of Valentine's creations! Thanks for stopping by and hope we have inspired you to create something