Thursday, 30 January 2014

Heart with Flowers

Another quick post today as I am off to work in the shop this afternoon & then it's straight out again to teach our next workshop featuring Zentangle & dreamweaver stencils (see previous posts).
Tonight is our second Zentangle workshop & I'm intrigued to see how tonight's group get on in comparison to our first which was on the 16th.
 Hopefully I'll remember to take some photos so I can show you.
I wanted to show you something heart related today as we are fast approaching Valentine's day, although my heart isn't red or pink.
 The shop deliveries of Valentine's cards & gifts have long been arriving & are on the shelves so I thought I'd make a few heart shaped crafty items, more of which I will post at a later date.
I've also been working a lot with flower stamps & dies lately so flowers had to feature in my project too.
 My daughter's name is Daisy so I always seem drawn to flowers!
I used an MDF heart from Indigoblu, primed & then painted with a pale yellow acrylic paint.
I then used a Creative Expressions mask & spread texture paste through it onto the heart.
When dry I then decided to paint over the top with the same pale yellow.
 Distress inks in mustard yellow & brushed corduroy & then bronze gilding wax were blended over the surface.
The flower stamp is from Woodware & I stamped all 3 sizes several times in sepia archival ink, cut them out, added the same distress inks & layered them up, shaping the petals to add dimension.
I then added the swirls with gold pearlised pva from Creative Expressions & flat backed pearls in the centres of the flowers. Don't look too closely, the glue is still wet!
The sentiment is also a stamp from Woodware which I stamped in sepia & tore around the edges & distress inked. The final touch was the gold organza ribbon to hang.
All these products are available to buy in my shop Out Of The Blue.
 I really enjoy creating these projects to show you & our customers what they can make using them.
I hope you like my project, any comments are much appreciated.
See you soon
Amy x


  1. Hi Amy,
    what a very beautiful creation. Loving every little bit of this. Fab flowers too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Hi Amy, well I was lucky enough to see this last night..gorgeous! Love the flowers especially. Thought our second Zentangle went really well, was really pleased with how the new or fairly new ladies on my group took to's to our next one..can't believe it's nearly 2 years since we started! Hugs Carole X


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