Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Winged Heart

I am still spring cleaning my house and along the way I found a wooden heart, broken in a few places but ideal for altering and that is where my next piece began.
I am entering this for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which this week is to show BUTTONS in you artwork and The Sunday Stamper with the theme of WINGS this time around. I sanded the heart within an inch of its life and then painted with two coats of black acrylic paint. This piece also fits in for the challenge over at Happy Daze where the theme is SOMETHING WOODEN and The Artistic Stamper, the theme being LAYERS.
My flower is created using lace and adds great dimension and texture.  The dress form is from Tim's Sewing Room die.
The dress form is decorated with Collections Elements designer papers.  The wings are from Tim's Heart Wings die and again decorated with the same designer paper and I have also added small wing charms.  Lace has been added to the dress form along with a small metal flower from Prima.
The flower at the top has been created from string with added button to the centre.
Metal rusty hearts have been added to the heart, again another find during my spring clean.  Another project that took quite a while to complete but I must admit I really am enjoying the sewing themes at the moment.  This heart now matches my Sewing Room project and will remain in my craft room along side my first project.  I am planning on creating an ATC next in the same theme.  Enjoy your Wednesday, Tracy x x

23 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely....can just imagine it hanging on your house :) Fav bit is the lace flower, great dimension.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered piece! Love all the added buttons and the crochet blossom!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love it Tracy, what a great way to reuse the heart.
I'm sure it looks awesome in your studio. Congrats on winning on Simon Says last week!!!
hugs Lynn

JeanFB said...

WOW! I love this piece - such wonderful vintage style elements, and that lace flower is gorgeous.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Formidavel!

Barb Cady said...

This is really beautiful, love the way you have combined all those challenges, I find one is difficult enough! Really inspiring piece.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Tracy. love that lacy flower.

TonyR said...

stunning!!

Helen said...

It looks absolutely wonderfl and meets so many great challenges!

Susan Allan said...

The lace flower really does add something and the buttons too. You are not lazy, like me: I cant be bothered looking for thread and just glue them on.
Have fun Tracy.
How is the allotment coming on?
Sue x

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy this is such a gorgeous piece, totally love the vintage look you've created. Annette x

Gillian said...

Love the vintage feel against the dark background, love the shape of the heart too, gorgeous details:)

Kaz said...

Hearts are one of my favourite things and this is just stunning!! thanks for kind words on my blog x

kazxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one,stunning piece its just fantastic hun love it hugs cheryl xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrr, Tracy, this is gorgeous... loving that boofulls lacey flower... thanks for joining in with the SUnday sTamper xx

Lori said...

Oooo, this is lush! Love the buttons, and the little dress form! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy. As per your usual work...just lovely. You always have such wonderful projects to share with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! This heart with all the buttons is amazing! Thanks for joining our challenge! <3 Candy

flutterbycrafter said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic, just love everything about it. xx

Sue said...

Wow Tracy this is beautiful, I love your lace flower and the wooden buttons. This will look lovely hanging next to your sewing room x

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh wow, it is amazing what can happen when you start spring cleaning! Ha ha! Lovely work :-)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Tracy, this heart is just gorgeous!!! I love the lacy flower and the wooden buttons, just love love love them!!! xx

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS. I loved looking at all the details. That dress form is fabulous. Love the lace flower and the buttons around the edge.

LynneForsythe said...

Tracy........your creation is just FREAKIN' GORGEOUS!!! what is there NOT TO LOVE!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!