I love this sweet, serious, determined little person (part of the Tim Holtz Found Relatives set), and was myself determined to find a way to use her image. I am not a fan of Valentine's Day overall, and as I live solo couldn't see doing a pretty card to give someone. But I could make a "baby book" page for this wonderful little girl for the 2015 February Tim Holtz Tag.
Warning - lots of pictures here, lol!
I then applied Ranger Texture Paste through a very detailed doily stencil to create some "carved" texture to the frame.
I then turned to my image. She started like this:
Now to put the frame on:
The tag is a GIANT size 12 - I might as well have used an art journal for this like Kezzy did! The tag background was created by painting with Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose.
It seemed a bit bright, so I toned it down with a bit of Abandoned Coral, believe it or not! That color seems very bright in itself, but it worked here as a calming influence, picking up on the colors in the little flowers in the background.
Then I started arranging my layers, per Tim's step-outs.
The hearts are from the new Tim Holtz "Heartfelt" die - I LOVE that it makes so many sizes at once! I did not end up using all of these hearts....so now have some pre-made ephemera, embellishments or whatever we call them to use on a future project! I used a number of the very small hearts, covered with Distress Glitter, on the final project.
Part of what I wanted to incorporate from the get-go were images from NiceCrane's beautiful Beatrix Potter series. Here, I used two from the Peter Rabbit series.
I added some other pieces to complete the patchwork of paper background...including several little pieces from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique - she always sends along some wonderful little things with your order! Here I used her little script stamped heart and the butterfly (which I had sprayed for another project).
and a wonderful little heart charm also from the Funkie Junkie Boutique which I distressed with Ranger's Brick Antiquities embossing powder, and attached with a similarly distressed ornate brad. I backed these with another heart from the Heartfelt die, stained in Picked Raspberry (without glitter).
The letters were cut with Brenda Walton's Antiqua set, and embossed with a mix of Ranger's Red Pepper and Tim Holtz Tattered Rose embossing powders, then knocked back with watered down white gesso, and a spritz of Abandoned Coral distress stain spray.
I added a bit of ribbon stained in Picked Raspberry to the top and here is the final project!
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