Well its that time again - the new Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge launches today and the theme is "Hearts" I have noticed lately that when I do a challenge theme or an ATC I do tend to take the theme title quite literally!!! This Design I made for the challenge is definitely no exception -
So I give you A HEART!!!
So I give you A HEART!!!
Not just any old heart, it is a wooden Heart that has been painted and sanded and decorated in home made decorated tissue and it has been embellished and de-coupaged and beaded and sprinkled with Glossy accents and all the bits and pieces were made from original stamping with Clarity Stamps. So I suppose you could say I put a lot of love into this Heart!!!
And I didn't even do that pun intentionally it just happened!!!!
|I painted the Heart back to white using a sponge and System 3 Acrylic Paint|
|I Stamped onto 1 layer of Tissue Paper with the Clarity Stamps and Adirondack Ink Please Note : Now I remember why I wanted to invest in some coloured Archival Inks. When you come to glue the tissue onto the Heart, if it gets too wet when you put the top layer of Glue and Seal over the top the ink starts to move around! There are a few different glues I use for this method all for different reasons, but I would definitely recommend Archival Ink - I knew this and still tried the Adirondack?|
So here you can see the tissue Paper which I carefully tore and cut and placed and glued onto the wooden heart with the Glue & Seal.
|What the Glue & Seal does is more or less disintegrate the tissue so everything looks like it is embedded onto the wood. The Clarity Rose is coloured with Dylusions Inks from a water pen, and dabbed with White Acrylic Pain.|
|The Leaves are a Clarity Stamp - the background was hand drawn and coloured in.|
On the little loops I put Glossy Accents to make them look raised, not all of them
just randomly - you know I say Random but actually I am very rarely random at anything I do
as I am doing one I can see which is the next one that needs to be done, might be
the next row or over on the right second down??? I am a very symmetrical person.
But you just do what you want !!!!
and so here it is my loveingly made HEART the big question is: -
|Should I tell you my favourite bit? See the white around the |
Rose and the Leaf - love it like that with just the gritted edges coming through to the front.
So just a quick WORD OR WARNING FOR BLACK FRIDAY!!!
I used to be really superstitious - so a long time ago in a town called Swindon where I lived in my little flat on my own and worked for a large Insurance company I was asked to nip out and buy some Cream Cakes for everyone (hey anything to get my bum off that chair)!!! So I wandered through town searching for a shop that sells cream cakes (we didn't have a greggs then)! Suddenly I realised I had HALF walked under a ladder and it was BLACK FRIDAY!!! So in a real panic I reversed back out from under the ladder and kicked the corner on the way out, the guy painting above my head jumped and knocked his bucket to the ground (luckily it was almost empty) I tried to grab the ladder thinking I had made it wobble and MADE IT WOBBLE the guy yelled out and clung to the wall - Oh no I am sorry I said - just get away from my ladder he shouted!!!! - So I realised that day that it was superstition itself that caused the problems and I am cured!!! Apart from that Don't cross on the stairs thing!!!!!
So Be Warned!! and Happy Black Friday
Please join in our Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, we love to see what you make.
I hope I have inspired you at least a little bit.
Bye for now and
Carry On Crafting xx