Wednesday, 8 February 2017

CUTplorations Clustered Hearts

Hello again.
The saga of the lane to our house continues. The post man struggled down this morning as did the Parcelforce guy who said he partially grounded his van on the way down despite a shed load of granite rocks being laid yesterday by the engineering crew. The heavy wagons have again displaced the stone and formed a central ridge which is quite high for a standard van or car clearance. My husband is talking to the surveyor involved this afternoon, as the site manager was a little aggressive when he went to complain on Monday, so hopefully something will be done sooner rather than later. 

OK back to the happier side of life and some more Valentine's inspiration. 
This time it's for the brand new challenge over at HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

If you saw my earlier tag you will recognise the clustered heart die from STAMPlorations. This time I cut 5 of the same but cut the smaller hearts off 2 and arranged all of them onto a panel of Spritzed Zigs and Brusho. I used a magenta, hot pink Zig markers and a sprinkling of crimson Brusho to get the colour which I then spritzed with water to blend. Over at Less is More they are celebrating their 6th Birthday and would like to see 3 adjacent colours on the wheel, so for my background I used the top left 3.

After gluing the hearts down I decided I wanted to add some dimension by adding some infill hearts both flat and raised on pads. I cut these from some scrap to which I made using the same technique and colours as the panel. I finished off the design by stamping and embossing in gold the 'Love You'.

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  1. OOoo! I love how this die looks when you cluster it together! <3 So cute! Thank you so much for linking up at Fusion!

  2. So, so pretty Julie! What a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Oh what a nightmare, I hope you get the lane sorted soon. As for your card....ooooh, I love it! The die cuts look lovely over that spritzed background, never thought of spritzing zigs before, great idea! Loving that font too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. Hi Julie this is stunning I love the die you have used. The tag was pretty too. I hope your lane gets sorted soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. beautiful card!! love all the lil hearts :)

  6. I love these open hearts, Jules! And such a pretty background! I'd not thought to use Zigs and Brushos! A great combination! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  7. LOVE this die Jules. So pretty over your watercoloured background. The gold sentiment adds lots of shine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  8. Love your watercolor background and the gold embossing is just perfect for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  9. This is so pretty, I love the background,
    Sarita x

  10. Delightful card design. Hope you get the lane issue sorted before too much damage occurs to yours or visiting vehicles


  11. Lovely card Julie, those hearts clustered together look so pretty


  12. What an absolute stunning card! That background is so striking and really pretty with the 3 shades of pink in it. I love how you've also infilled some of the hearts - great effect! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  13. Just love how you get your backgrounds to look so fabulous. Good idea to snip some of the hearts off and also to layer some up. Gorgeous card and hope your troubles get sorted sooner than later x

  14. Such an awesome card Julie..Love the heart clusters and bright colors..Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  15. That cluster of hearts look amazing! Love the bright colors too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Card Concept.

  16. Love your watercoloured background behind your die cut hearts. TFS Jules and joining us at CAS Mix UP. Hugs...

  17. what a bold card.. love the shades of pink
    thanks for celebrating our 6th birthday with us at Less Is More this week
    Jen xxxx

  18. What a beautiful background! So soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  19. Echoing the others in praising the loveliness of your card! You've created such a pretty background for the delicate heart die-cuts. The touch of gold in the sentiment...swoon!


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