11 april 2013

What's the color of love?

 Well, red of course.
 My sweet friend asked for black and white with just a hint of red for these big LOVE letters.
Just the shadow of "heart" is red. The background paper is a very pale checkered grey/white with glitter dots. I added some stamped butterflies aswell as a few punched ones, and three different tapes. The two washi tapes (Love and plain black) goes all the way around to the back. 
 For the O I picked a letterfilled paper that made it super easy to fit in the red accents. Super easy all together really, cause all I needed to add after that was a bouquet of paper roses and leaves.

 The white on white stamping on top of the O adds that little extra dimension.

This paper has big swirly flowers and I just put several different tapes over it, all following the V-shape. I also covered a chipboard heart with metal tape and glued it on top of it all. The red is represented by a thin metal thread wired a few times around the letter.

 Hearts, hearts and hearts. In the background paper, stamped, embossed, as stickers and the red wooden ones. To add weight I put two strips of doily tape in the lower part (the black is what makes it "heavier").  

 Love bunting with a red glitter heart.

A big hug to Veronica for making me make these. Love you girl!

1 april 2013

Read my lips

Racer boy's sister needed a letter too. Since she's no longer a little girl, but a lovely young lady, I wanted for her a more sophisticated look. It turned out to be the most CAS letter I've ever made, with very few added decorations.
The background paper was chosen because of her interest in makeup. What better way to illustrate that than these pouting lips? I don't think it shows very well in this picture, but the big lips near the base got extra shine with "lipgloss" (aka stickles). Other than that, I just added one or two stamped and embossed swirls and the row of hearts at the base, for a romantic touch.  

I really like butterflies on my projects, and this delicate pink one feels just at home here. Combined with the much more "raw" metal birthdate plate it all corresponds very well with the background.

Oops. This was a bright Well, you might be able to see the white on white stamping anyway. Actually I used a Silver pearl embossing powder here instead of plain white. It turned out softer, with a little shimmer. I added a swirl and some bling because....ja, just because. We all deserve some bling.

Isn't the brad just sooo right? :) Above it a glimpse of the bright pink felt swirly thing....

On the back of the tag is a "secret" message (okok, not so secret anymore...) and a glitter heart.
All in all, a lovely letter for a lovely girl.
I'll take part in the following blog challenges with Lina's L:
Pause dream enjoy - #7 Dew drops
Love to create - #59 Tag you're it!
Divas by design - Use metal
Papirdokkene - #46 Alt er lov
Crafts and me - #126 Pretty in pink
Whoopsi daisy - Bling