Forever remember

you are loved….

hello everyone!!

today I am here to share with you a little project I created just for the sake of creating… and happen to be right on par with the CC3C (http://lindaledbetter NULL.html) challenge using Tim’s book (http://timholtz; page 45 to be exact!!!

I had sent a message to my design team partners and asked them how they go about creating.. what is their process.. what do they do to get inspired…do you create for someone specific or a specific project or do you just create.

well I took all their answers in and decided that for this day I was just going to create.. holy though easier said then done.. it still took me a couple of days to ‘get it right’.

all I knew is I wanted to make something from my heart

so I stared with covering some letters using a thin layer of antique linen distress paint and sprayed them with water… dried and repeated until I was happy with the ‘backgrounds’

distress paint & water

I then took the same custom blend stamp set I used for my butterfly, more on that in a bit, and hit the edges of the letters with it.. by far my favorite blend yet

custom blend loved

I also knew I wanted to  use my flowers I made using tim’s tiny tattered florals (http://www NULL.sizzix thinlit. they are so tiny and cute and boy I need practice using them but that I think is going to make them all unique right.

tiny tattered floralI also wanted to use the butterfly from the limititation (http://www NULL.sizzix set…it is my third set.. I have somehow managed to lose two already!! I stamped and die cut a butterfly from a tag, tissue and from packaging from one of my fade folders.. mind you the die wouldn’t but through the I hand cut that one and heated it so it shaped around the canvas

wonderful life tureand here you have it…. a special piece with that special someone in mind…

forever lovedhope you take time to create a piece inspired by love.. they truly are the best pieces right! if you are looking to purchase any of the lovely products i have used you can find them at Inspiration Emporium. (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium NULL.html). they truly are one of the best on line places i have ever ordered from! if you are looking to create your own and wondering about my technique, check out  A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 (http://timholtz, the latest book by Tim Holtz (http://www NULL.timholtz

I am linking this up to:

CC3C – challenge 33  (http://lindaledbetter NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp – Work it Wednesday (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog– Die Cuts

Frilly and Funky – Raise it up Challenge (http://frillyandfunkie NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp – Monday (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog Challenge … I scream for (Inspired )


13 thoughts on “Forever remember”

  1. Sometimes it is so difficult to create, especially when the pressure is on, but making time to do something just for fun is what drove us to craft in the first place…love that you found the time, because this is just STUNNING!!! I LOVE every detail, and the butterfly is gorgeous!

  2. I love when I create just for the fun of it and I can see from this project that you love it too because the result is fabulous. Love the sentiment added to your nature inspired theme. The flowers and that gorgeous big butterfly are terrific. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  3. Love your beautiful creation! The texture and embellishments you created are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 🙂

  4. Hi Diana. I loved reading your blog post and I have to say that I could tell that this piece was created from your heart. Those are the BEST kind of creations! And, in my opinion, creating just for the sake of creating is the most gratifying form of expression. Your burlap canvas is lovely. I really love your “loved” letters washed in Antique Linen…one of my favorite Tim paint colors. 🙂 Your Alpha Parts “Remember” that you’ve altered is also nicely done. I adore your tiny tattered floral flowers that adorn your piece. So pretty and delicate. The background is lovely. The stamped butterfly is gorgeous. It’s all just stunning. Thanks for sharing your heart with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  5. Love this beautiful canvas, Diana. SO many wonderful elements and a wonderful mix of fonts and textures. Thank you so much for joining us at CC3C!

  6. How beautiful this is!! Here you’ve shared your art and your heart in such an artistic way. Your messaging is wonderful, love that sentiment. I love how you’ve added elements on the edges of the canvas. I love everything about this!

  7. Oh wow, wow, wow Diana, this is just absolutely stunning! I love the butterfly and the gorgeous little tattered flowers. Creating from the heart has done you proud, this is such a wonderful canvas – I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Truly this is absolutely stunning Diana. You can tell this has come from your heart. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  9. Dianna…I am speachless…well maybe not speechless, just trying to find words to express the total gorgeousness of this piece. It definitely speaks from the heart and I am sure it will spread that feeling to whomever sees it! It is truly amazing…you have outdone yourself! I think this is total perfection…every single detail is spot on! Thank you so much for sharing and joining in for the CC3Challenge! You rocked this one girly!

  10. Oh my goodness this is just coolness! Totally awesome and inspiring!!!

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