This week was free rein at The Cuttlebug Spot, meaning any theme as long as we used some of the 3M Post-it Craft Paper from this week's sponsor. In celebration of the gorgeous vintage things I saw at CHA, I chose to do a vintage Valentine. The border punch by EK Success, the gorgeous Cottage Cutz doily die from The Scrapping Cottage and the gold Ornamental Iron Cuttlebug border behind the cherub medallion were all done in the adhesive paper. The background mat is from the DCWV Luxury stack, embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture folder and the ivory heart was both cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Hearts combo set. The gold key is from the Spellbinder's Timeless Heritage dies. In addition I used a Melissa Francis keyhole brushed with Perfect Pearls, velvet rick rack from May Arts, and some cocoa colored adhesive pearls to balance the design. Alot going on I know, but I was going for a Victorian look which was all about loads of adornment. (My kinda style, hee hee)
The cherub medallion is a vintage image I downloaded from Dover Publications which I printd 4 times and cut with my Nesties Petite Scalloped Oval for the base, and Petite Ovals for the 3 remaining layers and popped them on top of each other to get the dimensional look. I first saw this technique on Sherry Cheever's Blog during a Spellbinder's blog hop. My image was quite small so I wasn't able to do as many layers as she did, but I still love the look.
Here's the dimensional shot. Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to view all of the fabulous projects by the other designers and be aware that the rules have changed. Although we would LOVE to see you participate in the challenges, it is not necessary to be eligible for a prize. Just leave a comment and you could be a winner. P.S. in case you didn't see yesterday's post, be sure to check it out. The BBTB2 Blog Hop will be going on until at least Friday and there's candy to be had. I'll be drawing a name Sat. morning for a $30 gift Certificate to Custom Crops. WooHoo!