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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

From Me to You - Wednesday 12th June

Good Morning Friends!

'Beatlemania' and Sunday Stampers week 261

Today I am continuing with my Beatles week (see Monday's post for reason!), but my card and tag today  is also my Sunday Stampers project for this week!

This week Hels Sheridan gave us the challenge of using purple in our projects..great, my favourite colour..I even have a pair of purple Doc Martens that are twenty years old, well worn and still looking good!

Anyway, I digress!  My card and tag are inspired by the lyrics of 'From Me to You'  - I made a little card, die-cutting the background with Sue Wilson's gorgeous lattice hearts folder and stamped the image on white card, heat embossing to give a gloss.Then I die cut using Spellbinders Classic Rectangles and inked the edges with MIlled Lavender..

 This is a  little stamp of a girl reaching out to a heart shaped balloon. I got it some time ago from Bee Crafty and the reason I was attracted to it is that it is an 'inspired by Banksy' stamp. Born and raised in the city of Bristol, some of us are very proud to acknowledge the world's most famous Graffiti artist as one of our own. A few years ago I queued to see his exhibition in Bristol's museum and I was not disappointed, it was amazing!

On the card I didn't stamp the balloon that comes with the stamp, instead I used a double-sided adhesive heart from Scrapbook Adhesives and coated it in purple glitter. I typed the sentiment and inked with Milled Lavender.

Inside, I stamped an Anemone from an Indigo Blu stamp set, three times and coloured it with a purple promarker, then cut it out and layered it. I added a wooden button, also coloured with a promarker and tied with very narrow purple ribbon.To finish I added some more lyrics for the verse.

The base tag was white; I stamped the girl in the corner and heat embossed with clear powder, then I inked all over the tag with a mix of milled lavender and dusty concord, spritzed a little water over it and dried with a heat tool. Next I added a few squirts of Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Mist for some silvery flecks, which I also zapped with a heat gun. I also used a crackle background from Indigo Blue, just stamping randomly over the tag whilst holding it in my hand.

Finally I rubbed Vintage Plum gilding wax around the edges. I heated up the melt pot and melted Blue Raspberry UTEE..ooh this is a lush colour!  Then I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the  balloon embellishment, thinking that if I was doing it again I would make it a gift: a brooch or pendant. I added a little heart gem and ribbons to complete the tag.

So there we are...the third day of my Beatles week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Two fabulous projects Carole. My favourite colour too - I have lots of purple clothing but no Doc Martens!!! Roll on tomorrow! Christine xx

  2. Lovely card and tag Carole...great image and my favourite colour too


  3. another gorgeous creation Carole and I love the Beatles reference... perfect... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  4. More great makes I love them and of course in fantastic colours
    Happy Crafting

    Patrica xxx

  5. Hi Carole,
    another great Beatles Song again today. Love the card and tag. The stamp is so appropriate . Fabulous heart on the tag, and superb colours.
    I am late today been looking after my little great granddaughter.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Gorgeous Carole! Love both the card and the tag. Lovely stamp and embellishments!xx