Saturday, January 12, 2013

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #12 - Recipe

Hello Crafters!
It's time for another challenge  with Eclectic Ellapu. Laurian from the Pink Team has chosen our theme and it is a "Recipe". The recipe is 1 die-cut, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (can include a digi image) and ribbon.  How fun is that? So here's my submission:
 I started with SU card stock - Sahara Sand - and added papers from a NEW 6x6 paper pack from MME. I used my distressing tool from Tim Holtz on the edges of the top paper then inked both of the papers before attaching them to the card. I just love the  polka dots on the reverse side of the "Love" paper. I cut the heart with a Tim Holtz die from SCRAP chipboard leftover from an old note pad. I inked it up with Cherry Cobbler ink from SU then used black ink on the edges.  I wrapped the heart in wire (soldering wire - don't laugh, I love that stuff!) then added the foam tape between the wires.  The wings are cut from the same Tim Hotlz die but cut from a SCRAP of flashing tape that I taped down to card stock first. Of course, I had to dirty it up with Stazon ink. The wings are attached to the heart underneath then the heart is popped up on the card. I turned up the corner of the top paper and added a piece of ribbon with a vintage brad (see how the design sort of matches the starburst behind the the love label?). Those are glued down with a glue dot - nothing else holds as well. I also added just a bit of Stickles to the starburst for a smidgin of sparkle. It has a sort of VINTAGE feel, doesn't it? Well, that's it. I hope you have fun playing along with this. So go check out the inspiration from the Pink Team and get started. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. You have until the 19th to post your entries at Eclectic Ellapu.

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Have a great day!


  1. Love the heart with the wings! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

  2. This is beautiful and I love the heart and wings!!

    Thanks for joining our Vintage Challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  3. Gorgeous! Really fabulous design and layout. Love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  4. This is gorgeous!! I love that heart and I love the wire around it! Awesome papers and elements. Just perfect! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck!! I hope we see you again for the next challenge!!

    Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  5. Love the grungy outcome. just amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  6. what a gorgeous card ,love the images and the layout and papers are perfect
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  7. Love this!!! Love the wire-wrapped winged heart and the "Love" script - just perfect :)

  8. Lovely heart with wings! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Vintage” Challenge! Happy 2013!!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  9. How stunning is this. I love your work sweetie x

  10. oh i love the heart with wings :)
    Thanks so much for joining us on Stamp Your Life for our New Beginnings challenge.

  11. Great card, Love all the love in this!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  12. This is fantastic Trish, I love the wired heart such as stunning design!



  13. I saw this posted on Make It Monday and I LOVE what you've done here. The wire is a great touch!