Thursday, 5 February 2015

Love is in the Air at ATP Exchange

Its my turn to host the challenge over at the Artist Trading Post Exchange.

As it is coming up to Valentines Day I chose the theme , 'Love is in the Air'.
What does love mean to you, a look, a touch, a word, something that makes your heart happy,  the joy of beginning a new day,  the list can be endless.
This project is a layered piece and as yet I don't know if it will be a card or a hanging
My thoughts  on the theme was that the  love we share  in our lives , can stay  in out heart forever.

On the left are the two base layers. in the early stages. I used a
 Tim Holtz Layering Hearts Stencil  and some Paper Artsy Grunge paste on the first layer.
The second layer is splashed and splodged and also has a bit of random staming here ane there, mostly covered with paint.
Colours used were Dylusions Ink Sprays, Bubble Gum pink and
Prima Colour Blooms Cotton Candy and Tea Stain.
This next layer  was made using the Clarity floral heart stencil, again using Grunge Paste for texture, the paler pinks for colouring were mixed using watercolours and dabbed on with a sponge. 
 Vintage Photo Distress ink applied round the edges, its always to be found on my desk.

The next addition were some stamped images of birds and a quote which all came from the Dina Wakley---Squiggly Birds  set. These were stamped and embossed using Ranger Gold powder, before colouring with Vintage Photo ink and colouring pencils.
The   Love wooden hearts   come in  a boxed set
 All the other scraps of materials  etc. came from my stash ,

We are sponsored by the  Artist Trading Post who donate a £10 voucher to our  challenge winner. I have highlighted the products I used that are available  there. It is a dream shop for mixed media and all crafters, both on line and in the bricks and mortar shop.
We hope you will join us at ATP Exchange, please pop over  and see what we all made, and read all the challenge details and requirements.

Thank you for stopping by to see what I made,
 all the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.


  1. Couldn't agree with your sentiment the 2 birdies sitting happily against your textured background. Lovely Yvonne! Ruth x

  2. Gorgeous card, love the layers of texture, and your sweet birdies. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Just lovely card. Yvonne!
    Hugs xx

  4. Lovely card. Love all the layers you have made.
    And the sweet two birds. Everything fits so well together.
    Thanks for showing Anneke.

  5. A very lovely and loving card with a beautiful sentiment

    Chrissie xx

  6. This is so lovely Yvonne! Those little birds are gorgeous and the grunge paste has made a beautiful background. Thanks for a wonderful challenge.

  7. What a lovely card....and such a pretty heart you used....It's such a nice picture with all the details so perfectly fitting to 1 great creation. Very very lovely.
    xxx Plony

  8. This would make a lovely hanging. The quote is very sweet, and so are the two birds, love them in gold.

  9. Wow Yvonne! This card is so wonderful, I love all beautiful details, colour and the great quote.
    Hugs, Mar

  10. Your card looks very beautifull!!


  11. I do love those little birds....still not bought them tho'....


  12. Really beautiful piece Yvonne. I've always loved those bird stamps and love what you've done with them. xx

  13. A lovely mix of colour, layers and texture in this piece Yvonne. The little birds are adorable and the quote fits in perfectly.
    Jean x

  14. so, tweet! I love these stamps and need to use them.

  15. That's a wonderful collage with great elements.

  16. Beautiful Yvonne! Love those little birdies and the wonderful pattern on your heart! So vintage and romantic! hugs :)

  17. Beautiful card Yvonne ! I love how you've used the scibbly birds and all the layers you've added are gorgeous ! Sue C x

  18. I love the scribbly birds in sepia and all the pink layers are so warm and romantic. I love that textured heart.
    Alison xx

  19. Love the gorgeous images/dies and concept of this card so beautiful ..very nice creation as always my lovely friend..xx
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  20. Seeing so many lovey dovey cards but this is one which appeals to me.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x