Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts

So one of the good things to come out of participating in t!m's 12 Tags of Christmas was the wonderful women I met by commenting on their blogs and them commenting on mine. One of those ladies, Yogi http://yogiemp.blogspot.com/ is on the design team for http://quietfirestyle.blogspot.com/ and they posted this challenge for Valentine's Day. http://quietfirestyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/queen-of-hearts-challenge-2012.html and I decided I needed to play along!

I am also entering this in Linda's Grungy Monday challenge http://studiol3.blogspot.com/2012/02/grungy-monday-36-who-loves-ya-baby.html based on the works of the fabulous t!m holtz!  http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/  Also sponsored by http://simonsaysstamp.com

I used an 8 x 8 canvas, covered it in Gesso, then used my watercolor crayons to color the canvas yellow, orange and brown. I used lots of water to mute and blend the colors well. Then I applied torn pieces of 7Gypsies tissue paper with Multi Medium and dried it well. I cut a Grungeboard heard and used fired brick distress ink to color it and then used some black ink to age it a bit. The larger heart I used Pinky to cut out a bunch of hearts increasing the diameter by 1/4" per cut. Then I stacked them all together, gluing each layer. Then took my black Micron pen and highlighted around each heart. Used some of t!m's trinkets in the pen nib (which I dipped in embossing powder and heat set!) and 14 plaquette and the hearts were some that I had in my stash. The lace is some that Japanese cousin Akiko sent that I aged by dragging it thru bot vintage photo and gathered twigs distress ink pads. I usedblack and white markers to color around the outside edges of the canvas. The sentiment was stamped with CTMH (retired) Festive Alphabet. Finally, I covered everything in a light coat of rock candy distress crackle paint.



9 comments:

Beth Akins said...

This is a super fun card, Sue!

CraftyJo said...

Love this project.

Yogi said...

wonderful. love the layered heart. good technique

jeanne said...

you've out done yourself.

craftytrog said...

Your canvas is fabulous Sue! x

El rincon de vanessa said...

Te quedo realmente bonito!!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

What a wonderful canvas. I really like that red heart and the vintage text panels and the fun black and white border and... Well, I guess all of it!

Charmaine Stack said...

What a wonderful canvas. I really like that red heart and the vintage text panels and the fun black and white border and... Well, I guess all of it!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous...I am so loving the border...really makes the hearts pop!!! You are amazing me, and inspiring me!!!