Friday, February 8, 2019

Love Songs

The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge will have you singing and sentimental!  Create inspired by your favorite Love Song!  Don't forget your die cuts!!    

I have always been inspired by this love song so perfect for my relationship with Kelly:  What Are you Still Doin' Here?  This boy/guy/man has truly been my greatest blessing and I do wonder sometimes why in the world he has stayed with me!

We've known each other since we were 12 years old and it's been an adventure with lots of "turns in the road"~ well what would you call it when a computer geek and a classically trained oboist end up in the country with a bunch of horses~ that was a major turn!  

One blog post could never begin to explain what we have experienced in the past 43 years of knowing one another and 33 years of marriage.  We've pulled some real stunts (eloping was our best), created some great memories, and built a beautiful family!  As the song says, our lives have been full of mistakes and blessings!

Alright, enough reminiscing, onto this journal page!

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I started by printing the digi, Careful!, made into a silhouette digi cut in Design Space.  I then cut the silhouette out of black vinyl and masking tape.  

I masked off the image and sponge-inked over the page in the colors listed below.  I then stenciled and stamped using the same colors.  

Once that was done, I stenciled stars using paint.  Now, I could remove the mask.  After the paint dried, I stuck on the vinyl silhouette, printed sentiment (lyrics), and silver stars.  I glued a little denim and lace to the edge.

Materials used:
Die cuts:  Careful! from Polkadoodles
Font: Cricut Design Space Kickball
Homemade Stencil for stars cut from CTMH Artistry  
Stencils:  TCW Time Travel, TCW Mini Time for Love
Stamps:  Retired CTMH Backgrounds    
CTMH Inks:  Sapphire, Dutch, Thistle, Gypsy, Midnight Blue, Crystal
Paint:  Blick Acrylic Pearl White
Silver Stars:  Stash
Denim and Lace:  Old jeans and lace from all the years together!

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  1. So pretty! Love your project! Have a great weekend!


  2. Love your project, especially like the denim and lace; I can't seem to get into mixed media, thanks for the inspiration.

  3. This is a fab page and beautiful song words. What a lovely story! I'm so glad you stayed together all these years and I'm sure you're really happy in the country with loads of horses, lol. Wonderful background and a great change from pink, lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday with your wonderful page.
    Cath x

  4. So pretty and beautiful! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday! Happy weekend! Susi

  5. A fantastic page, the silhouette figures look great and it is a super love song you chose. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  6. A wonderful card.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  7. Really stunning! Such a beautiful piece . Thank you for joining our make your own background challenge at International Art & Soul. Best, CG

  8. This is really fun! Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday and sharing this piece with us.

  9. |Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from WE Love To Create, Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  10. Such a beautiful make! I love the night sky background that you created with all those gorgeous stars 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

  11. How marvelous. Totally fun and creative. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  13. Beyond brilliant and gorgeous too!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  14. A fabulous piece, love the silhouette couple and the song words are lovely
    Lovely tags, what a fab idea

    Thanks for joining Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  15. Great project. love the lyrics. Thanks for sharing with us at Creativ Fusion. Good luck with your entry. Angela DT

  16. Beautiful page & lovely words.....thanks so much for joining my challenge this month, hope to see you again.
    hugs Jo x