Love Is In the Air

but let the LOVE be in the air all year long!

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and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store

I guess I got a bit romantic and nostalgic lately...
I decided to redo this shadow box I bought over a year ago.
The initial idea was as always completely diffrent but as you know
I always create without the final plan in my mind.
I just let it go and observe where the process leads me.

I got so involved that I forgot to make pics during the making :-(
These are the only ones I took before it brought me into creating. 
I cut out several hearts using Bigz dies and using my favorite 
Whiskas packaging (thanks to my cat!, lol) and other corrugated paper
and some other kraft packaging, too. The thin ones I embossed with the
Sizzix Botanical 3D folder and the thick ones I covered with crackle paste.

I glued all the hearts to my shadow boc, covered them with white gesso
and colored with Oil Pastels to give a bit of shades I needed. 

Then I placed some scraps of Tim Holtz paper, cut out butterflies and 
colored them with oil pastels too, placed the Prima Venetian Shutters, 
gave some touches of Ranger Mixed Media powder, added the metal
plaque and the heart covered with pumice stone paste and red spray. 

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This week over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we want you to use 
ALCOHOL  (drinks or inks) on your projects! Isn't it fun?

As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it over

Since I am a wine and this Tim Holtz stamp set lover,
 I made a celebration card with a bouquet of wine glasses instead of flowers. Those who love wine will understand, lol. 

I applied the wine glasses stamps on a watercolor paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and then colored them with Candied Apple Distress Spray.
During the coloring the black ink mixed with the red one which I initially thought it would destroy my glasses but then I realised that due to the black touch, my wine color got more depth and I loved the mix of colors. 

Then I started to make my background using Texture Crackle Paste throught the Large Dots stencil which is the one of my favorite stencils. After that, I applied some yellow and green tones of Infusions and sprayed all the surface with Ground Espresso Distress Spray. When it all dried out, I smeared the background with a very thin layer of white gesso and Mother Of Pearls Nuvo Mousse.
This way I got a softer brown colors which turned out with a bit of leather look. 

Finally I mixed some green tones of Distress Inks and cut out the leaves.
I tied a giant bow and placed the Celebrate word on it. Voila!

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