Saturday, February 10, 2018

Listen to your Heart

Hi Everyone,
I'm up on the Blank Page Muge Blog today, sharing my take on this month's theme of Blue Heart and Time.


I started by cutting three small tags out on my Sidekick. I stamped and embossed the Heart with small Crackle.
I also stamped and embossed the Steampunk Pocket Watch. I didn't want the wings so I didn't really ink them. 

You can see both of these pieces look a little messy.  There's embossing powder residue on both pieces and I am ok with that.  I like the little speckles and spots the extra powder leaves behind.  My work often has powder randomly sprinkled on anyhow.  
Using a waterbrush I wet the heart and then sprinkled on watercolor powder.  I like using these powders since they aren't a solid color, but flecks of varying shades.  I used a crayon to color the outside and then spritzed a black marker to make the speckles.  
I added my watch tag between the two halves of the heart and colored it in a similar manner.  I glued them together and then added my sentiment stickers.  To finish the centerpiece I scribbled around the stickers and stamps using a black pen.  
I mounted the tags on top of a piece of distressed cardstock.  The distressed piece was adhered to the card base using a tiny stapler.  
I hope you enjoyed my step out for today.  
Don't forget to enter in the challenge.  You can do so right here.  
Jess



19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tags and love the vibrant blue.

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  2. Jess, way cool! I love the separation design. And I love your art!
    Jackie xx
    ps digging the watercolor powders, never heard of them before, perhaps you could do a post on them sometime?

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    1. Thanks Jackie! There’s a ton of tutorials on YouTube for using the watercolor powders. I just play until I get a background I like.

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    1. Thanks Pam! Your awesome stamp made it easy!

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  4. The blue heart is stunning and I love how you mounted the tags, they look amazing! x

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  5. I adore your crackly blue heart and oh so yummy textures, thanks so much Jess!
    Kim

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  6. Fab idea with tags! The blue is gorgeous!

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  7. How creative! I just love anything with hearts and this is the best.

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  8. Love the card/tag. What a great idea of how to use the tags.

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  9. Fabulous idea to make the heart appear like opening doors! Very clever!

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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.