Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day ! And 2 Graphic 45 Prizes!


Happy Valentine's Day everyone. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the snow is melting, and I can see grass again!

I'm playing in the studio. I call it experiment time. I tried embossing metal yesterday for the first time with Ten Second Studio molds through the Vagabond. I've always been a bit timid in using the V with my own experiment sandwiches...but I measured and tested and found a good pattern. So Success!!!

This is the Rock Star Black metal on the bottom. One of my personal favs!

Next I decided to cut out hearts and use paint on them for valentines. This is Ranger's new Metal Foil Tape and red craft paint added, then swiped off for a cool Shabby Chic sort of effect.



Now this was pretty cool. Tim's new Adirondack Color Washes on TSS metal. Emboss it, spray it, heat set, and sand off. We'll be using this in a new class coming up. Pretty Cool!!!! I used the Espresso and Red Pepper on Dijon metal.

So enjoy the day. Play with your supplies, order more, do whatever. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and Spring can't be too far off, can it????

As an afterthought I saw Graphic 45 is having a romantic drawing today here.

So I've got 2 Le' Romantique 8x8 paper pads to give away!!!! Leave a comment and we'll have Bill draw a number for 2 prizes. What better way to share the love than the gorgeous papers from G45!


Linda

76 comments:

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

Happy Valentine's day, Linda. You know I'm in on your Graphic 45 giveaway - their papers make my heart skip a beat! Very appropriate on this sunny and (relatively) warm Midwest Valentine's Day...hope you have a good one!

Neil said...

Wow, that metal looks amazing! Love graphic 45 so would love to win some! Thanks for the opportuninty

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Incredible what you've done with that foil tape. Love how you altered it.

And thanks for the chance to win such soft and elegant Graphic 45 papers!!

Cheryl said...

oh happy valentines,hun just adore,the hearts,gosh they look amazing,with the embossing just so effective,brilliant and love love that,G,45 paper they are just stunning,would love to win that thanks for the chance sweetie hugs cheryl x

steph martin said...

what a great idea to use the colour wash on top of tss metal - love it.
would love to win some of the gorgeous graphic 45 papers.

kathiebarrus said...

I love your metals! They turned out great. I'm a little afraid of them, I'll have to work up my nerve before I play with metail. I love the Graphic 45 paper. Its so pretty and perfect for this time of year.

newfiecrafter said...

Love what you did with the metal. Those hearts are COOL . I've never tried working with metal but you've given the inspiration to try. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful Graphic45 paper Happy Valentine Day
Marilyn

misteejay said...

Those hearts look beautiful.

Glad you have some sunshine back - we had some today and really does make a lot of difference.

Hope you had a fab Valentine's Day

Toni :o)

Helen said...

How lovely - what beautiful paper and I would love to be in with a chance to win it. happy Valentine's to you.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the embossed metal, especially the hearts, gorgeous texture. I have seen these Graphic 45 papers and they are gorgeous, what a fabulous gift for Valentine's, thank you. Tracy Evans x

barbara b. said...

What a coincidence! I'm playing with metal too. My hubby brought home a big roll of air conditioning aluminum with adhesive on the back. Making my own "sandwiches" and then inking and embossing. So much fun!

Scrap Vamp said...

Linda, those metal embossed hearts are awesome! I love all the metal pieces but those are my favorite! I need to get some of that tape!

Amanda said...

Love the ideas you come up with. The metal is awesome. Makes me what to grab some and start playing with it. Happy Valentine's Day.

Meme/Donna said...

Oh Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Metal looks awesome, love it!

I prosmise I could give that paper the extra special love it needs in my home. I promise to use it and not let it sit on a dusty shelf.

Jen Crossley said...

Love those metal hearts .And what can I say graphic 45 gggrrr

Rhonda said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love Graphic 45 papers, and can't wait to see your class projects!

Artful Hands said...

I am so inspired by your work! Thank you for posting all ou do.

Dawn said...

Happy Valentines Day Linda -
great project and great prize bonus!
Enjoy your play date - I always love to see what you come up with!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous paper! I just have to tell you that I love the friends sentiment in your blog header!!!

SusanK said...

Love the love! What cool results! Not a romantic but always have a use for paper that can say it better than I!

Sandy Davis said...

These are all beautiful, but I really love the hearts in the first picture.

Shoshi said...

I love the look of this metal embossing! It's really cool. Beautiful!

minnie_mac said...

Love those metal hearts and how you have used the colour wash.

Marilyn

sue said...

Love the heart and TSS. I need to play with it more. Happy Valentine Day.

Gretchen Krisher said...

Happy V-day! Thanks for the chance to win G45 paper... their stuff is awesome! And the metal looks so cool! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill-pick me pick me!!!!!!!!

Love you guys! TJ (Freshie)

Sandra said...

very cool Linda! Thanks for sharing.
Sandra ltb

Etta said...

Well, the embossed metal hearts turned out great...as usual!!! Enjoy you "almost springlike" day!

Deb Smith said...

Hope that Bill picks my number. I've not been very lucky lately although I did get a GLEE CD for V Day from my hunny. Love the romanticism of G45 and the desk organizer is one of my favs. Great work on the TSS.

Lori said...

Glad you were able to get the molds to work in the Vagabond, so much easier on the hands! Looks great, love the color wash on the metal, and we appreciate your generosity and willingness to share your stash!

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda,
LOVE the embossed metal!!!!
Those hearts are awesome!!!
Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

Karen S. Ohio

Tara C said...

I love the metals!!! They look amazing!!! In love graphic 45 as well!! What a amazing giveaway!!!

Merriweather said...

I love the look. Your work inspires me to create. You have a great eye for possibilities.

Angie Lentz said...

WOW!! Sooo pretty!! I am going to go broke with all the new products I must have. I have been a huge Tim Holtz and Mario fan for a long time but now I am becoming a hug fan of graphic 45. I swear between the 2 I am going to be broke by the end of this!!;)

Barbara Mason said...

Happy v-day Linda and thanks so much for a great Graphic 45 giveaway opportunity!
Love how you used and distressed the metal. Santa will definitely be bringing a Vagabond to me this year!

angelic said...

Happy Valentine's day. Thank you for the giveaway.

carriep said...

Happy Valentines Day.
Love those pins! Can't wait to find the metal.

Susan said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm excited to learn that the color washes will work on Ten Seconds Studio art metal!
Susan

martina said...

Love, love, love what you did with the metals. You can never go wrong with Graphic 45. Thanks for all your creativity.

Sharon said...

Love, love, love G45 paper. Always love coming to your blog and seeing what you have been up to with all of the great Ranger and Tim Holtz products. Thanx for sharing, Linda.

Folk Heart said...

What great looks you've achieved with the metal.

Very grateful to be entered into your drawing!

Tash Daly said...

I was googling Tim Holtz new sewing room die and stumbled across your blog. Wow you have some amazing work. I have now become a follower and look forward to seeing more of your work throughout 2011. All the best :-)

Tash Daly said...

Sorry....and a Happy Valentine's Day to you too!! :-)

jill said...

Beautiful projects...wonder if it would work in the Cuttlebug??? Thanks for the inspiration!!!

AJ said...

Happy Valentine's Day Linda, thanks for the opportunity.. i adore Graphic 45, i love your metal work and can't wait to do some of it my self....

Shawn said...

Happy Valentines Day. Hope I'm not too late.

Anonymous said...

Embossed metal your way---beautiful

amy said...

The metal is awesome! I love Graphic 45 too! Thanks!

Michele said...

Love the metal! Thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

love the textures...and those papers!!
Candace

Joyce said...

WOW! I like how the hearts turned. You intimidated by the Vagabond? Go for it! It's wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some paper. And Graphic 45 no less. Who doesn't love G45 paper?

Lourdes said...

Fantastic works!....I love the metal effect and your blog is absolutely amazing!

Big hugs from Spain!

Lourdes

Glen said...

Beautiful creations as always Linda. Thank you for sharing your talents. The Graphic 45 paper looks so pretty. Count me in. *Ü* ~Glen~

2amscrapper said...

Stunning hearts, Linda! You know how much I love G-45 so please throw my name in the hat!

Debbie Smith said...

I'm going to have to try this idea! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful paper pad...

Anonymous said...

your work is so lovely! Happy Valentines to you too.. I love Graphic 45 and dont really have any so toss my name in please...found you on Ranger's blog and very glad I did!

cher

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Candy C said...

Hey girl...CONGRATULATIONS on getting your design piece from CHA published through Somerset! It was a truly beautiful piece!!! I saw your post on FB this morning!

Theresa said...

What a great giveaway!!! Happy Valentine's Day - even though I am late.

Wanda H said...

You neglected to give us the sandwich for embossing the metal in the Vagabond with a mold :-) Your test pieces are gorgeous!!! Way cool with the color wash sprays!!!!

Cyn said...

I really love visiting your blog!! What a great give away as well!

snowbear said...

Fabulous hearts...

That Graphic 45 paper is gorgeous!!

Jacqui said...

lovely blog Linda

Barbara said...

L love these papers. You used them on your desk set kit that I purchased a while back. They are Romantic!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hope your Valentines day was extra sweet! Love your metal hearts.
Sunshine and 65? sheesh we got snow aagin today, when will it ever end.........

Of course I'd love to be in your drawing for Graphics 45. Love their stuff!

Val said...

LOVE the hearts Linda.
Would love to win a Graphic 45 pad. Have used up all of the papers I had already and our store is out of them. Thanks for the chance.

Kathy Eddy said...

I thought we were having a thaw here but no sun. actually fog warnings until 3 p.m. How wierd is that! At least the snow is melting but we are supposed to get it again 3 days next week. Hope they are wrong! Gorgeous metals as always!

Elaine A said...

Hi Linda -

I'm always amazed at what you do with metal. These are awesome. You have more courage than I do, I'd be so afraid I'd break my machine I would never try what you did on the Vagabond - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Barbara said...

That is too cool! I've never worked with metal. Will have to try this

Thanks for sharing

Barbara K

PattiV said...

Love love love the foil tape and what you've done with it and graphic 45 ooohhh my yummy.would love a chance to win some! huge hugs
Patti V

NANCY DARE said...

Loved all your embossed metal pieces!...would love to win some G45 paper!

Nancy Lynn said...

Your metal pieces are beautiful. Just love them. Thanks for a chance to win some G45 papers..I love them.

KathyGielow said...

Your metal pieces are awesome! Metal is my new favorite thing and Graphic 45.....always my favorite paper!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh linda, what gorgeousness! i love that! i've never tried to emboss metal before. it's so pretty!
oo, g45 le romantique...my fave, hehe. thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance! *hugs* steph :)

jill said...

Love Graphic 45 and all your projects and inspiration...thanks for the chance to win!!!

Paper Paradise said...

Such fantastic effects on those hearts! Papers are really yummy. Thanks for the chance in your kind giveaway!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love what you did with the metal.