Some would say February is the most romantic month of the year, with Valentine’s day a time for celebration. Personally, I would say EVERY month should be romantic if you like that sort of thing! I would absolutely say that the ‘typical’ romantic imagery of hearts and flowers can be used all year round. So, we have included lots of hearts and flowers in this issue! Projects that could be Valentine in nature should you wish, but would be perfect at any other time of the year too.
Anneke De Clerck is sharing a wonderful project on page 48. These free standing, stamped hearts would make an amazing home decor talking point for any mantlepiece.
We also have a wonderfully textural Valentine from Georgie Connelly. In non-traditional Valentine colours of teal, this is simply stunning. Check it out on page 6.
I’m sure Gesso is a staple in the stash of many of us. In this month’s Masterclass, Tracy Evans shares five different techniques of using it, a really good way to get the most from the products you already own. The finished art is a riot of colour and texture, just gorgeous. Have a look for yourselves on page 70.
We have four very different free images this month. Hearts feature in there (of course!), with a doodle heart and a cute kitty cat drawn by me. Chris Dark has drawn the stupendous rose heart, and we’re so thrilled that talented digi designer Teri Sherman is kindly sharing her Peacock Butterfly with us! Tracy Evans has used the butterfly to amazing effect for us!
We also have an wonderful Love Angel by Brenda Brown..
some amazingly detailed altered Altoid tins in our 3D Challenge, including this sneak peek from the creation by Louise Crosbie:
and a gallery full of ‘Sentimental Memories’ themed cards in this issue! Lots for you all to experiment with, and don’t forget, I would love to see what you create! Email me, or share on our Facebook page!
So, where can you get your hands on a copy of the magazine?
For subscriptions, please go to: www.craftstamper.com
For single print issues : www.mags-uk.com
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Have a wonderfully crafty month everyone!