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Monday, May 13, 2013

Blooming Heart

It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #62 - "Tag... You're It" which means to use a tag either on your card or as your project.  One winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images!  It's happened before!

 If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you! 

You have until May 19, 9:00 PM EST, to link up to the Digi Darla website.

My project today is a tag that I made for my daughter's college graduation gift (which was this past Friday - hooray!).

I used DD Blooming Heart from the DD website, and Congratulations from the Bonus Area.  You can see that the heart is shiny.  I first colored it with chalks, inked the edges, then applied several layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), after which I cracked it in several places and applied distress ink to the entire surface.  After wiping off the distress ink with a damp paper towel, you can see where it penetrated the cracks.

I marbelized the tag base, painted some flourishes with shimmer paints, also painted a tiny rose with more shimmer paint, then put it all together with a big fat seam binding bow and some brown and beige pearls.

And that, lovely readers, is my project for the day.  I do hope we see you over at the Digi Darla challenge blog.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #108 - Mother's Day/For a Lady (my daughter)
Crafty Ribbons #45 - No Design(er) Paper
Delightful Challenges - Stash It (use from stash - pearls, rose, ribbon)
3 Girl Jam #18 - Use a digi w/ribbon
Fussy and Fancy #88 - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow #60 - Spring Flowers



Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW so many fabulous techniques used here!!! Just wonderful. Love it!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Your tag is amazing! Love that technique you used on your heart!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful tag. Love the shabby vintage feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kristie Goulet said...

That is one beautiful tag! I am sure your DD loved it. :)

Linda Wilkinson said...

Shea this is stunning I absolutely adore this and hope that you DD did too!!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous! Love the flourish! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Anonymous said...

Shea this tag is unique and absolutely gorgeous! Love the striking blue colour and beautiful flourishes you’ve used!
Amelia x

Danni said...

Beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
Danni-Inky Impressions DT

Mirella said...

Really beautiful! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.



Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a lovely tag for mothers day. Great design with the swirls, flowers and bow. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful tag, the heart is really pretty and love the flourish! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, please come back again to share your fabulous work! Susan x

Helene Siermans said...

This is so beautiful. Love the blue swirls and the glossy heart. Adorable!

Have a great week!
Hugs Nick

Sherry Hickey said...

Gorgeous tag! I'm sure it's a memento of graduation that your daughter will cherish! Beautiful crackle paint technique & yummy ribbon!!

Sherry Hickey said...

P.S. I meant to thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow for the Spring Flowers challenge!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Just gorgeous Shea but then everything you do is. You will most definitely be missed.

Big hugs,

cebelica said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I like all the flourishes and the heart. Great design! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

3 Girl JAM said...

This is so beautiful Shea!
Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM


jessica said...

WOW Shea! This is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge Blog for our Use a Digi w/Ribbon Challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!!

217 Creations said...

Cute! Thanks for joining in at 3 Girl JAM!