Thursday, 3 February 2011

Studio L3 and Simon says Stamp Challenges

Before I head off to work thought I'd get this finished and uploaded. Over at Studio L3 the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Altered Metal with Paint (as seen on page 48 of the compendium) so this is for that and over at Simon says Stamp challenge blog and Simon says Stamp and show the theme is love (no real suprise there as it is february!)
So this tag fits the bill
I cut out the tag from a vintage style damask card with the Alterations tag die into which I placed a movers and shapers heart. I stamped the tag with a script in Fired brick Distress ink and then the flourish in black.
The heart was embossed  and inked with fired brick ink and covered in glossy accents before replacing into the tag. I really like the way this turned out.

So here's a close up.
The key and flower was done using the altered metal with paint technique (you'll have to read the book to find out more!) and the True is a Making memories  rub on.
So all the usual sentiments are there for Valentine, "Key to my Heart", "True Love" Now I hope my wife does not sneak a peek on the blog!
Be blessed in your art today!


Shaz in Oz. said...

Yes, I hope not too Neil thanks for popping over and your encouraging words. I do love the way you did the various elements especially the heart, I am a little out of my league when it comes to the metal effects but may plunge in one day..
God bless,
Shaz in Oz.

Netty said...

Oh wow this is totally awesome. Brilliant job. Annette

Dawn said...

This is lovely Neil. the flower is yum!

Love Dawn xx

Nancy said...

Beautiful tag, Neil!!

wearestampers said...

Fabulous tag! The heart is awesome!

Shelann said...

Great results, love the heart.

Rica said...

An amazingly beautiful creations Neil, I'm sure your wife will love this (I certainly would!!) Your metal and paint altering of the key and flower is perfection and your heart simply stunning.
Thanks you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this totally ROCKS! I love the way it came out. I really like the colors you used and that red heart - positively delicious! Terrific use of the metal too. Thanks so much for showing us some LOVE over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Nancy Wethington said...

Ah Neil, your work is always fabulous! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Kat said...

Neil,I love your tag,
your heart is gorgous,
Love the colours,

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous, Neil! LOVE how you did that heart! HHHmmm... may be trying that soon! xxD

Brenda Brown said...

Truly fabulous tag Neil, love the way you have embossed and put glossy accents over the heart, Perfect for a valentine.
Thanks for popping over to my blog and leaving encouraging comments. I hadn't realised you had become a follower as your picture doesn't show up, but thankyou.
Have a great Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Julie Forest said...

Beautiful tag!! Love the rich colors and the heart is gorgeous! Your wife will love it!! :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Neil, this is absolutely stunning! Not only is your painted metal great, the entire piece is a truly work of genious! That glossy red heart looks amazing, and the softly colored background is perfect. What a lovely valentine!