Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Inspiration Photo and Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!! It is already a new month... where is the time going?? Is it just me, or do crafter's always seem to lose track of time? I know when I'm in my craft room "playing", hours seem to just breeze by. And, coincidentally, the same thing happens when I'm shopping at a craft store. Hmmm... I think we crafters enter a different dimension once we cross over any crafty threshold. But, it's just a theory I have, so don't quote me.

Anyway, like I said, It's a new month. A new month means, a new Die-Namites Photo Inspiration Challenge!! WOOT WOOT!! And, with Valentine's Day being just around the corner... well, you know what that means...

Yup, this month's theme... LOVE!!!

You have till the the 28th to link you project ... To find out more info, please visit the 
Die-Namites February Inspiration Photo and Challenge here..

For my project, I was inspire by all the red and golds in the inspiration picture. I also stayed true to the love theme.

Here is what I came up with...

For this project I used the following Die-Namites Dies:

Winged Heart

Budding Branch

Regal Heart

Other Supplies Used
 Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper (From stash)
Stencils (Tim Holtz, DCWV)
Sharpie Markers- Bronze, Brown, Green, Red
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
2Way Glue Pen (EK Success)
3D Dots (EK Success)
Paper Shapers 3" XL Circle Punch (EK Success)
3D Lacquer
Sponge Dauber
Lock Charm

I started off by laying my Regal Heart die on the back side of patterned paper and tracing the entire shape of the die and cutting in out.

Then I used the Regal Heart die to cut a heart out of red cardstock. 
I used my ebrush machine an a brown sharpie to shade around the edges of my heart.
I then used a 2way glue pen to adhere the two pieces together.

I then cut out 2 Winged Heart die cuts from white cardstock. The first heart I airbrushed the rose and leave with my ebrush machine and green & red markers. The inked the edges with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and an ink dauber.

The second set of wings, I inked up the edges with the back in again. But cut the heart in half and removed the heart and roses. Leaving only the wings and bottom leaves. Then I eBrushed the wings with a green Sharpie.

Next, I layered the two wings together and mounted my Regal heart with foam adhesive.

For my card base,  I cut my card front down to "x 5.25".
I aibrushed stencil design onto the card front using bronze and brown markers.
I used a 3" circle punch to create a window.
With my Xyron Mega Runner, I adhered my window panel onto black cardstock. And then onto a 4.25" x 5.5" card base.

Before I attached the card front to card base, I added golden branches behind my heart.
I Cut out 2 sets of Budding Branches, trimmed the down to more manageable sized pieces, and tucked them behind the heart. I attached both the branches and lock (onto  the heart)with 3D Lacquer.

And, lastly, mounted the Winged heart onto the card front with foam dots.

And here is my finished card...

I think I really captured the essence of the inspiration picture... even without all the green that was in the inspiration photo.

I hope that this card is able to inspire you!!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!
~ Mitsy

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