I decided to go for an oversized tag for my DT entry at Try it on Tuesday. The challenge this fortnight is a Lucky Dip so you can choose four items out of the following: Die Cuts, Ribbons, Pearls, Sentiment, Stamped image.
We are being very generously sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are offering 4 digi stamps of your choice to the winner of December's challenges. So, if you get a crafty moment during your festive time, why not see if you can get lucky in the Lucky Dip?!!!
Cards for men ... don't we all struggle with them? My hubcap is not a fisherman, golfer or tennis nut so images along those lines are pretty much closed. I have found that my best plan is to go for hearts and a suitable colour palette.
I started with a manila tag which I gave a couple of coats of gesso to. I added some vintage music and book pages and gave it another swish over with the gesso. Once dry, I stamped the border, heart wings and keys before attaching the die cut card hearts which were painted with red acrylic.
I left if to dry before coating the entire tag with matte Mod Podge and attaching scrunched up white tissue over it all.
The dreams pane was cut from card and gessoed. I dry brushed pitch black acrylic and used a skewer dipped in black to add depth. It was 3D mounted onto an identically sized piece of card which I had covered with vintage book pages. The panel is finished with pleated tissue tape along one edge.
I gave the hearts a lift with some Dylusions red acrylic and rock candy distress which I applied with a spatuls to give loads of texture.
The key is made from Ten Second Studio metal.
My favourite flourish (Lost Coast Designs) and a little Black Soot distress kept the monochrome style true and I just had to bravely take hold of my pen and write my sentiment. It's a little hard to read in the photo but it says:
"When two hearts meet
and fly together
the key to your dreams
has been found."
I guess after nearly 20 years, this must be true. We got engaged after 6 weeks and married a year later. He's not always my soulmate (Man ARE from Mars!) but our hearts are definitely joined ...
Have a fantastic time whatever you get up to this December ... x