All love and hearts

Happy Valentine Sweeties! To all of you! And today to celebrate you get a special Valentine spread from me with all love and hearts:

Hope you forgive me that the journal is still in pieces, but the cover is drying, so the rings are out. But the spread was ready and I just wanted to share my love with you. All hearts and all love, all reds and all pinks. It all began with misting a page, I used vintage pink and cross my heart glimmer mists.

Gorgeous how they reacted with each other (page was water misted before). Next I used my Stampotique stamps to add more interest to my background. Jo’s French text (#3016) was stamped with black archival while Daniel’s hearts (#6109) was shadow stamped with distress ink (worn lipstick).

I used some paper scraps to stamp pattern with Medium checker board (#8947). Then on my pattern I stamped France’s MyΒ heart (#10008). On a white scrap I stamped Roc’s Stacked love (#2427).

I distressed the edge of my text with aged mahogany. I added a small piece of lace, underneath a pink tag, the inner side is my journaling (secret love, I keep it for myself sweeties). The tag was stamped with France’s design cube that falls somehow always into my hand (#10012). And my mojo said it asks for an embellishments so there it came that black square brad.

My heart got trimmed and stitched on some canvas piece and some lace.

Finally some enamel white heart embellishments asked to jump on my spread. I made them pop with black gel pen.

I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designers’ challenge: all love and hearts.

And I am adding it to Journal 52’s Valentine prompt.

Thanks for joining me on this special day. Wishing you a lot of love, care and attention!


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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22 Responses to All love and hearts

  1. windinn says:

    Love all the details in this spread – such a happy one, Ruth!

  2. Lisette says:

    Lots of lovely elements that come together as a sumptuous spread. Love all the different heart images and my favourite is that stamped tag.

  3. zksmith says:

    Lovely spread! I really like that checkerboard pattern! Looks great with the red – pops off the page!

  4. Christine says:

    This is a great page, so many details in a wonderful composition!
    “Heartful” regards from Germany

  5. kampysgirl says:

    I’m feeling the love ,my friend! Hope you are well soon! xo

  6. Kay Wallace says:

    Great Valentine spread, Ruth, with lots and lots of layers of love-ly elements!

  7. kaz says:

    Fabulous journal pages Ruth. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  8. Vicky says:

    that heart stamp in the background is gorgeous, it looks like you drew it yourself. I like the idea of your secret journaling.

  9. Sally says:

    Beautiful page. The different elements work so well together.

  10. Cindy Wirl says:

    I really like the stitched, checker board heart…gives your creation a cozy touch!

  11. Gez says:

    Beautiful pages β™₯β™₯
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

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