Live, Love, Laugh by Alison Hall


Hello Crafter's! It seems we've gone a bit romantic here at That's Crafty this week, lots of hearts! Lol! The idea for my tag was that to Live, Love, and Laugh was a good way to start as I mean to carry on in 2016.

Here's what I used...  

That's Crafty! Surfaces - MDF Hearts - 2 x 3.5, 2.4 x 4.92
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Hearts, Live Love Laugh
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Chalk Paint - Blue Oyster, Space Cadet, Spanish Mulberry
DecoArt Mediums - Crackle Paste, Crackle Glaze, Matte Medium
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape & Crinkle Ribbon
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays - Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Tibetan Poppy Teal


Here's what I did... 

1. I started by blending the Fresco paints on the tag and hearts, building up layers, and using my finger. Once the paint was dry, I used the scratching tool to distress the tag. 

2. I added a few pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. I then used a palette knife and DecoArt Crackle Paste to add some hearts with the That's Crafty! Hearts Dinky stencil. Once the crackle paste had dried, I added some more stencilled hearts using Matte Medium this time.  

3. I stamped the Finnabair Messy Writing randomly on the tag, then dried the ink with a heat gun. Then I used the Space Cadet Fresco to stencil the words 'Live' and 'Love' from the Live Love Laugh Dinky Stencil on the tag. 

4. Next I added some extra colour with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I gave them a good shake, unscrewed the tops and dabbed on ink with the plastic straw, then spritzed with water, allowing the colours to drip around the stencilled hearts and down the tag. I also tapped the plastic straws to add some splatters of ink over the tag. 

5. On the smaller MDF heart, I added some Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst Spray, then stencilled the word 'Love' and the hearts from the Live Love Laugh Dinky Stencil. I used my finger to apply DecoArt Crackle Glaze, then left this to dry naturally.

6. I added the Chic Aubergine Gilding Wax to the edges of the hearts and tag, and also on all the crackle. 

7. Using Matte Medium, I glued the hearts to the tag. I gave the Dylusions White Linen Spray a good shake, unscrewed the lid, the tapped the plastic straw to add some white splatters. 

8. I finished my tag off with some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, coloured with the Starburst Sprays.

Here's a close-up of the crackled hearts...

Until next week... 

Alison x

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  1. Love your tag, Alison - great colours, fab texture.

  2. Wow! Even more gorgeous than your sneaky peek Alison! Fabulous colour and love the texture and grunginess.
    Fliss xx

  3. Beautifully grungy hearts, fab!!
    Amanda x

  4. Oooh gorgeous and when you can make hearts look as good as this carry on making more!
    Donna xxx

  5. This is lovely Alison. I am going to admit... I have gotten rather "tired" of the Live Love Laugh sentiment BUT.... the way you have changed it so the words are all going different directs - you gave it new life!!! Lovely tag! You uncovered a tiny bit of my Valentine readiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! j.

  6. Beautiful blended colours and lovely crackled hearts in the background - a really romantic tag.
    Alison x

  7. Gorgeous! Wonderful colours and texture xxx

  8. Such a lovely tag in every detail.
    I really like the colors and crackle effects.

  9. This is just delightful, Alison!!! Love the awesome layering and textures, not to mention the fabulous colors here! <3


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