Thursday, 14 February 2013

Something for Valentine's Day

How fortuitous that the theme for Chocolate Baroque 'quintiles' this month was Valentines - here is my second heart offering.  This time I used some Tim Holtz tissue which was scrunched up and added to a piece of card using Glue and Seal.  Once dry it was spritzed with gold and red Glimmer mist.  The heart is a CB stamp and the treble clef is a Marianne die.  The quote (the first line from Twelfth Night, W.Shakespeare) was produced on the computer.  You may recall I mentioned hating English literature at school and Shakespeare was no exception but somehow this useless piece of information has remained embedded in my brain for ?? years - I'm not saying how many!!  Both tiles have now been posted off to the organiser and I wll receive two surprise ones in due course.

I hope the postman brought lots of lovely Valentine cards for you all today, but if not here is one from me.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Two Birds with One Stone

No - not literally, I wouldn hurl stones at the two birds here (or any other birds for that matter)!! This week the challenge on Make My Monday is to 'add a charm' and as I also have two Quintiles to make on a Valentine theme for the Chocolate Baroque February swap I've managed to combine the two themes on this one.  The background is a beautiful love letters download from CB printed onto gold lustre paper; the heart is a CB stamp which I embossed and then coloured with twinkling H2Os; the 'love' word is one of their stamps also.  The bow was cut from some of the left over backing paper using a die-namics die; birdcage charm was from my stash and the little lovebirds were cut using a Memory Box die.  Do take a look at the MMM challenge blog to see what their design team have offered us for inspiration. I'm now working on another Valentine themed quintile so that I can pop them both in the post to meet the deadline.