Hi friends! It's the second day of our January New Release Spotlight Hops, and today the Divas are shining their sneaky little spotlights on some fun new love-themed products. Hop along and leave some comments for the Divas, and you just might be a random winner of the stamps & dies we're previewing today... Wings of Love, the coordinating Wavy Hearts Die Set, and the Valentine's Day plain jane! Check out the Verve blog for all the prize details and deadlines.
Wings of Love is another set influenced by my recent love affair with mixed media and art journaling. As I was creating a canvas a while back, I was wishing for some wings and sentiments related to flying, but didn't really have anything in my stamping arsenal. So that was the start of Wings of Love, a set that's close to my heart... filled with trendy hearts, wings, a few big sentiments and several individual words that are perfect for cutting out and adding to your cards, projects or journaling.
Most of my art journaling supplies are still packed away, so I was fairly limited in supplies when I started in on this project. Instead of the art journal page I've been envisioning since I designed this set, I decided to alter the cover of a little notepad. I've been blessed with a great memory for most of my life and have rarely needed to write anything down to remember it. However, since I've been pregnant my brain is on hiatus and I'm constantly needing to jot down ideas and to dos just to make it through my day! So this little project was made just for me!
I started with some cream cardstock, using Tattered Rose and Picket Fence distress inks to give it a little background, then added the sentiment from Wings of Love and stamped the wings separately, cut out and popped up on either side. The to fly sentiment is stamped separately, cut out and I sketched a little frame for it and clipped on with a mini library clip. Up top I added one of the wavy hearts from the set, colored with Copics, cut out and then matted using the coordinating Wavy Hearts Die. The background is a scrap of dictionary paper glued to a piece of kraft cardstock and distressed with stains, then run through the paper corrugator for that fun crimped look. Some frosted lace stickles highlights the wings and heart for extra sparkle and I finished off with some chunky glitter and some twine, before gluing to my notebook.
Okay, that's all from me today. Here's today's hop list...
Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Cream, dictionary paper
Ink: Tattered Rose, Picket Fence Distress Stains, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks, Archival Black (Ranger), Copics
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), mini library clip, glass glitter, linen thread (SU!), paper corrugator (Fiskars), notebook ($1 spot at Michael's), flatback pearl (Pizzazz Aplenty), Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)