Thursday, 3 February 2011

Love Is In The Air

The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to show some LOVE; the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is ALTERED METAL WITH PAINT, page 48 of the book; and The Artistic Stamper Creative Team's challenge is ALL THINGS LOVE.  This week I decided to decorate a heart that I found in my mountain of crafts.
I applied tissue paper to the heart to give some texture, allowed to dry and then applied Stewart Gill paint in bright copper and chestnut.  Although you can not see it in this picture due to the light levels, I have added some leafing flakes to the heart too.  I cut two hearts from felt and hand stitched them together with copper thread.
I cut a lock from Grungepaper using the Hardware Findings die and coloured using the Industrial Grunge technique (page 54 of the book), added Idea-Ology which has been altered with gold paint.  Lace and hand made fabric flowers were added along with a crown for the top of the heart.
To complete, co-ordinated ribbons have been added to the rope handle.  Enjoy your week, Tracy x x

30 comments:

Netty said...

Its terrific Tracy, loving your heart and altered metal pieces. Annette x

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful work, love it

Helen said...

Wow!! I don't really "do" lovey dovey stuff but this is just wonderful!

Paula said...

great creation!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Tracy...its gorgeous x :)

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing work Tracy, so original and inspiring.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Maggie said...

Great work love the tissue effect background.

Shelly Hickox said...

I am madly in love with this!! Fantastic and inspiring piece! I've been doing way to many cards and tags...I really need to work on more 3-d pieces like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Paper Paradise said...

Great entry for the challenge. Its amazing to see the transformation from a simple plain heart, just stunning!!!! Sue x

craftytrog said...

It's brilliant Tracy! So inspiring! xx

Meggymay said...

Its a real super piece, love the tissue tip for padding.

Nancy said...

Very pretty, Tracy!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just amazing the detail and textures are incredible,hugs cheryl xxxx

Lori said...

Wonderful piece, Tracy, love that keyhole. And the flowers are fantastic! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

wearestampers said...

Great Valentine hanging!
Pam

Shelann said...

Very pretty and fun for a valentine decoration!

Carol Q said...

how gorgeous Tracy. love what you've done with this.

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh be still my heart Tracy, Your Heart is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!! You are one creative lady!
hugs Lynn

Susan Allan said...

Wonderful creation for this time of year, Tracy. I was wondering, is the heart made of metal? Or, am I just a a bit thick today. I like the idea of covering with tissue and painting ....gives it a nice patina...must give it a try.

Have a fab day
Sue xx

Sandy said...

Oh what an amazing heart Tracy. Wonderful design. I love them.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Hels Sheridan said...

Stunning heart Tracy... loving those colours, I can see the coppery shimmeryness... gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Julie Forest said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the textures you have going on here and the color combo is YUMMY!! :)

Juls said...

wow this is just fabulous!!!!! Hugs Juls

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE all that fabulous texture and color! Wonderful creation, bold and strong without a smidgeon of sappy sweet! What a great Valentine (or Alice!) heart! :-)

Barbara Mason said...

Beautiful hearty piece...love the textures.

Esther said...

This is lovely - really like those folowers..Esther xx

donna said...

Wonderful heart!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, I look forward every week to seeing what you've created, and as always, you inspired and delighted my eyes! This altered heart is gorgeous! What a cool design, and the combination of fabric and altered metal and die-cut grunge is stunning. It's a romantic and chic and perfect work of art!

Suzanne C said...

Loving the details on this and the layers of goodies. Had to look it over in detail!

Minxy said...

Its beautiful, with a fab mix of fabric and metal
Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge this month, Best of Luck x