February 2019 - Kre8tors - Valentine's

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Kre8tors February 2019 Blog Hop - Valentine  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today is the Kre8tors blog hop. Our theme is Valentine and I am so excited to share my creation because I created a 3D project which is a rare thing. This group is so creative that they really stretch my imagination each month. I hope when you hop around you will be inspired too!

Given the very small space I live in I am restricted on what I can make and how large it can be. This particular creation is slightly taller than an A2 card so it wasn't such a stretch size-wise. 3D Bricks Love Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It all started with some leftover shimmery texture paste that I'd colored with three drops of Melon Mambo to coordinate with January's Paper Pumpkin kit. I'd finished all of my Valentine's to send to my friends and family and I had enough to make a brick element for a Valentine wall art project. I added one drop of Lovely Lipstick to darken it up and it came out perfect. I had just enough left to make my wall. I applied the texture paste using the brick mask (stencil) to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I then tore it into a long narrow strip roughly 2 1/2" wide.

Two Sparkle glimmer hearts were cut from the Be Mine Stitched hearts dies. When you use the scalloped stitched heart, you end up with two pieces, the two insides I had already used on my Valentine's Day cards, leaving the two stitched and scalloped outsides to put over my bricks. I then made a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" corrugated Soft Suede background. Before I embossed it I sprayed it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint water. I needed to make the cardstock moist to prevent the corrugated from tearing the paper into pieces, and I liked the metallic effect that the shimmer added, it was a win-win.

Tip: Once corrugated, your cardstock will "shrink" due to the 3D nature of the corrugation. I calculate that on a 4 1/4" wide piece of cardstock that has been corrugated vertically, you will end up with about a 3 7/8" wide piece (I measured my piece used in this project). Ideally you would cut a slightly wider piece if you want a finished 4 1/4". I hope this makes sense. It is the only current embossing folder with such an extreme effect on the finished size so just be aware of it. Bricks Love Wall Art Close Up \ Tracy Mrie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I cut an oversized black base for the background. I cut it to fit into our wood slide decorative rectangles and with the leftover black cardstock I cut out two "love" and "you"s and glued them together to make very thick words. I have it hanging up now opposite a different piece of Love art I'd already made and now we are ready for the magic of Valentine's Day!Bricks Love Wall Art - Hanging | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I hope you are inspired by my project. Please leave a comment before clicking on the next image to hop on to Linda's blog and see what she has created. If you get lost along the hop I have posted the full blog hop list below.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Ilonka Schneider
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Pia Gerhardt
Jacqueline Schilder
Tracy Marie Lewis
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Alexandra Rauf
Anastasia Radloff
Jo Blackman
Laura Kate Mackie
Cheryl Hamilton
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Ximena Morales
Cheryl Taylor
Dorothee Buhn
Eva Potts
Jan Musselman
Annette Elias

If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would love to have the honor. I enjoy helping others along their crafting adventure, whatever their goals may be. I do offer FREE gifts when you use the monthly host code. 
February host code PHWBRCU | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



Tracy, your beautiful 3D wall decor is stunning! I love all the textures, and the Melon Mambo is my favorite!! I haven't had the pleasure of using the paste yet, but you're inspiring me to get some out! Thanks so much for hopping with us and sharing your fantastic project!

Thanks much Melissa, I don't use the texture paste enough!

Great project, has a lovely graffiti feel to it.

Thanks Linda, Graffiti was exactly my goal! You've made my dayblush

Cute project! Thank you for sharing!

Thanks much Kirsteen

You card is really stunning. Love it.

Thanks Pia!

Love the texture created by the embossing paste. Wonderful gift idea. :)

Thanks Tricia, I enjoy using texture in my projects!

So creative! I love the textures!

Thanks Kathy! I too love to play with texture.

This is a great project and something really different. Love the background wall, so creative! Thanks for sharing!

I love to be different! Thanks Alexandra

What a fun project idea - thank you for sharing!

Thank you Janey!

what a bold project! I love the bright bricks. It's beautiful!

This was so imaginitive, I love it! TFS

Great project! It makes me want to get my paste out and play

Tracy, Your creation of a brick wall on the corrugated background is fabulous! Happy valentine's Day!

Wonderful decor piece ! Love the textured bricks and the graffiti words. Great idea!

Lovely project, great textures. I need to do more mix media x

This is a fun and different project, and I like that!!!. Thinking out of the box is always fun! The person who receives this will definitely feel the love you put into this project!

What a great project I love all the textures you have used, thank you for sharing x

Wow, this is wonderful!!!


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