Sunday, February 19, 2012

Playing with Fire

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful (long) weekend so far (in most of Canada)!  Yes, many of us folks from Canada do in fact set one day aside per year to spend with our families - it's not just a rumor.  But a long weekend is a long weekend, so whatever the excuse is, I'll take it! 

It has been a ridiculously long time since I've blogged, so I have a lot of carching up to do with everyone.  I have a couple of projects to share, so I'll be back later today with another post too.  This week cupid was supposed to visit, so I hope he was good to everyone.  He must have been very busy because he didn't come visit me until later in the week - but he more than made up for his tardiness.  Actually, it is good that he was late as I didn't realize Valentine's day was Tuesday, so I was a bit late making stuff myself. 

I made a candy box to fill with Hershey's kisses for my hubby.  It has been far too long since I inked up one of my beloved Maggies!  Love Sealing Tilda was a pleasure to colour, though the whole thing made no sense to hubby who wasn't familiar with SWAK (sealed with a kiss). 


Paper - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye (I believe and Meadowlark collections) distressed and inked with black soot DI.  Red paper was also given a wash of picket fence Distress Stain to tone it down and give it a more vintage/shabby look.
Stamp/ink - Magnolia stamped onto 300g hot pressed watercolour paper with black Stazon and coloured with Distress Inks - black soot, fired brick, tattered rose, antique linen, frayed burlap and weathered wood and watercolour pencil for skin tone
Tools - Martha Stewart heart punch, elegant edges cricut cartridge, edge distressor
Other - Kaiser lace, TH floral ribbon, fabric, pearls, melting wax and heart shaped press (my try something new).  The wax and press was a gift from my hubby and I had no idea it was so hard to use!  I thought I should do a practice run on a scrap paper.  It ended up taking 7 or 8 practice runs to get it and I caught the wax on fire 3 times.  I have to say it was a little scary watching the flame covered wax drip down onto the paper!  In the end, I peeled a seal off the scrap paper and glued it onto the box as I was too afraid I would ruin the box or worse - catch it on fire too. 

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlights - vintage and shabby chic
Simply Magnolia - red and/or pink with white
Fab 'n' Funky - try something new (wax seal)
Creatalicious challenge - all about lace
CES Challenge - spots and dots

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have time to leave a comment so I can visit you too!  Have a great week!




Donna said...

Beautiful card, fab choice of colours and design and cool spots and dots! Thanks for playing with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

Anonymous said...

I still love the little white fuzzy flowers the best. :)

Sassy Scrapper said...

Adorable card hun. I love the design. Thank you for joining us for this weeks challene at Simply Magnolia.
Hugs Bonnie

Lins said...

Hi Dawn,

what a beauty with this sweet little Tilda!

Thanks for joining in the fun at simply magnolia!

Hugs and enjoy your weekend,

Lins :-)

vicmbee said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for joining in this months Creatalicious 'lace' challenge.. vicki xxx