Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Vanilla sugar

As its now the beginning of February (where did Jan go!)its time for a new Vanilla Sugar challenge. THis month it all about the heart. Your challenge is to make a heart wall hanging.

Head on over to the blog for all the details and cheak out the wonderful DT projects, we excelled ourselves, lol

Here is my Heart.

I loved getting into practice with the metal work ready to go to the paper artsy retreat. As my friend Fiona says, i just couldnt go to the retreat as a blind newbie like the rest of them could i, lol, she knows me so well.

I tried all sorts of techniques on the heart.

I preped the heart base with decorative tissue paper.

Then i cut a piece of metal to fit on one side of the heart. I dont have the metal work tools yet( nudge nudge wink wink, lol) so i impravised. I stamped onto the back of the metal with a harlequin stamp. I then took a embossing tool and went around the edge of one row of haliquins from the back and another set up from the front, alternating each row.

I then took a paper stump and embossed from the front and debossed from the back. I just kept going until i was happy.

I hot glued it onto the heart and used textured paste to join the gaps, dabbing crackle paint in two different here and there along the join.

I added PP panels to break the shape up before adding another metal heart.

The tail is a mix of chipboard hearts, metal wire and beads.

I am really pleased how it turned out.



Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome heart! That's Valentine/February home decor I could actually get into. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon said...

It is beautiful. So much texture to it. Well done on improvising with the metal!!

Erika said...

Sarah your heart is absolutely stunning I'd love to be able to create something like that....because you inspire me I have sent you a Kreative blog award...you've probably had it already but I wanted to send it to you...thanks for inspiring me. xxx

misteejay said...

What a beautiful item. The heart is fab Sarah. Love all the little details that you find the more you look at it.

Toni :o)

Traceyr said...

This is super and stunning Sarah. :)

voodoo vixen said...

Your heart is stunning Sarah, love the contrast between the tissue and the metals.