9 Feb 2012

Filled with Love........

.............. is the theme at the Craft Barn Blog for February's AJ page we have been asked to fill hearts with the things we love, instantly I knew I would fill my hearts with Stamping, Embossing and Distress Inks. My first love has to be Stamps and I will never forget how impressed I was with heat embossing when I first saw a demonstration in my early years of crafting (18 years ago..) and this has never left me, also dry embossing was a thing I loved to do but with a light box this was not a quick job, then along came machines embossing folders and the rest is history as they say so quick and so effective now, couple these with Distress Inks.....hooray to the King of Grunge Tim Holtz and I am in heaven.  So to my page the background was covered with pool paint dabber which I dragged across randomly and filled in with distress ink broken china, this was then stamped with text and butterflies and the paint lid dipped in pool paint, with a piece of corrugated card which I inked with white and yellow paint I stamped lines in various places, and made splodges with  picket fence distress stain.

Background for my journal  heart was broken china DI stamped with dried marigold, I find writing journaling in my own hand difficult....but I did it!!

Dry embossed heart on background of DI's and

Background DI stamped with TH stamp and embossed with cosmic shimmer embossing powder. 
I have had a great morning getting inky and painty making this page, hope you enjoy looking!

Blogger was not playing nicely and it has taken forever to load these pics.....I very nearly had given up!!!! Aghhhhhhhhhhhhh blogger!!!!!!!!!!!

need a cup of tea now to unwind....... Thanks for the challenge hope there is another one next month pleeeeeeeese :-)

.'till next time


  1. I see we love things in common Maggie, great page. lainey x

  2. Love all the colours you have managed to incorporate into your page.

  3. This is such a great page. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment too.

  4. hi Maggie,
    Yes I am really hoping there will be one next month. Glad you enjoyed it. Your page is amazing.
    Thanks for playing with us
    Isa (Izzy @ the craft barn)

  5. Love your page and agree with your choices of inking, stamping and embossing!! Especially like the eye overlooking the heart.

  6. Love the colour on this page! We have lots in common if those are the things you love! Particularly like the embossed swirly circles heart - the colours are so vibrant. How did you achieve that? Julia

  7. This is beautiful, all that colour and texture I love it x

  8. Lovely pages! Gorgeous colours and embossing!

  9. Your page is lovely, Maggie!

    And I love the same things as you :-)

    Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn!

  10. A super page, love those big hearts. xx

  11. oooo Maggie ... the colours on this page are gorgeous! So many details ... a fabulous page!

  12. oooo this is a fabulous page! Well done on handwriting your journalling, it looks great!

  13. Whooom, your page is very lovely !!! xx

  14. beautiful hearts and colors. Great work!!!

  15. What a truly wonderful card. Bet your uncle was chuffed with it. I know I find it's not often things just come together so this was a well timed happening! Hope you got the cake done too.
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x


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