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Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Hello!  I am back today sharing a lovely tag for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge "All You Need is Love".  The fabulous Zoe is hosting the challenge this time and she describes the challenge as:

"With Valentines just a couple of weeks away, I've chosen "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" as the challenge theme. It's time to let cupid draw his paintbrush and create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word "LOVE" somewhere on the project. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail."

I can't tell you how many half finished projects I have on my desk right now. I started with so many wonderful ideas and got lost along the way in finishing them. 

I found this lovely little script and started stamping it over and over again on a painted background and that is when I finally picked up steam and finished this sweet tag.

I painted mixed media paper with white gesso to give a base to my creations.  I then stamped repeatedly the love letter using archival ink.

I took out the Abandoned Coral Spray and dripped and splashed and spritzed with water to get the inky mess in the background.

I let that dry and then traced a few hearts in black watercolor pencil.  Used a waterbrush to soften and shade those hearts.

Then the lovely couple jumped onto my tag.  I then had this thought of draping baby hearts as banners and voila!  The tag finished itself.

Well I hope you have time to share your love with us and join in the challenge!  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow, Suzz! I just am amazed at your creative spirit! I adore this water color background! I searched and searched for that stamp set that contains the love letter. I'm sure it's here somewhere...Anywho, it looks fabulous on your background. And those heart banners are the most creative way to spell out your LOVE! Big hugs!

    1. I just realized that I forgot to include the main stamp! I just added it to the list. It is Stampers Anonymous - Nature Walk and available at the store!

    2. Thanks, Suzz! I saw it on another blog with the set, and knew exactly where I kept those smaller sets. (Mine's the smaller set I got at Michaels years ago.)

  2. This is so pretty with the soft colours and all the text. The banners are fabulous and adding the bouquet of flowers to her hand is so creative.

  3. A beautiful tag! I love the banners of hearts and the monochromatic color scheme.

  4. Your tag is so lovely. I love the little heart banners. Such a cute touch as well as the flowers in her hand.

  5. Those baby heart banners!!!!������ love the coral with the black and white image! Really lovely tag! Happy Valentines adsy, Suzz!

  6. Oh dear! Those were heart emojis. They didn’t translate well!

  7. Wow! Those little heart banners stole my heart! 💕💕💕 and I love the coral with the black and white image! What a sweet tag! Happy Valentines Day, Suzz!

  8. Gorgeous, I adore the coral colour and your heart banner. The hearts are the perfect touch for your focal image. Tracy x

  9. SPECTACULAR!!! Just love the way this pops out!!!

  10. Suzz, I love love love these heart cutouts and your incredible use of text / b/w here. This is such a stunning tag and so inspiring. Hugs, Autumn

  11. You just rocked this challenge Suzz! I love love love your heart bunting so much! It really made me swoon... and the background and paper dolls! <3

  12. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
    I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..

  13. Catching up - here you go again creating inky magic Suzz! I genuinely thought that background was 3D with the clever shading of those hearts and the little heart banners is absolutely inspired! LOVE it! xx


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