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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Hearts and Roses


Whilst having a rummage in my stash I rediscovered a large MDF heart and seeing it will soon be my wedding anniversary and Valentines Day, I came over all romantic! I painted the heart with a few  coats of matt emulsion and got rather carried away with stencilling and stamping. I used inktense pencils and distress inks to colour the heart and viva ferro paint for the stencilling. Then some balsam wax to seal the heart.

These MDF shapes are great for stamping on as they are lovely and smooth. I've had an MDF box waiting patiently to be altered for over a year now so I think it's high time that had a makeover too.
 But it may have to wait a little longer as I'm in the middle of making a backpack and I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew as it has loads of pieces and it has already taken me ages to quilt the fabric and then just cut out the pieces without even starting sewing. I know I'll rush it too as I'm very impatient, my head always seems to full of the next craft project to start. Anyhoo enough of the waffle!


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Have a great Sunday and Happy Crafting and a big thank you for all your kind comments and taking the time to visit my blog, it is really appreciated. 


25 comments:

Buttons said...

Love the mix of stamping and the softness of your choice of colours on this wonderful heart Paula.
Wouldn't it be so useful if what was in our heads could instantly transfer into a finished item! Mind you, it wouldn't be as much fun to create:)
Hope all goes well with your backpack. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

A gorgeous soft and romantic piece, the stamping is beautiful and I love the added dimension of the Ferro! Happy anniversary when it comes and good luck with the back pack!!

Daniele said...

wow what a wonderful heart Paula, what wonderful colours you have created in the background
hugs

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful heart Paula. I love all the background hues and you've done wonderful stamping as ever. The paste gives lovely dimension. The backpack sounds interesting - will look forward to seeing. Nicola x

Sophie said...

Traumhaft!
Ich liebe dieses Herz.
Es ist so kunstvoll und liebevoll gemacht, mit soviel Details zum Schauen.
Ich bin ganz verliebt :-)

Liebe Grüße

Patti P. said...

Gorgeous! I don't think you were too carried away. I love each part of your beautiful heart. Love the coloring, I have been seeing a lot with these pencils and love them.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

patti SCH/DT

Terry said...

Paula, this just blows me away! So soft and romantic and not "too much" of anything at all! I love how the image and clock are colored and stand out so sweetly! Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs!

Netty said...

what can I say that all the others haven't said as agree with all the comments...here's mine GORGEOUS, xx

Chris Warner said...

This is wonderful Paula. I think you've made this 'style' all your own. Great composition and beautiful use of colours. I'd be very proud of myself if it was mine. xx

Deborah said...

Your heart has a lovely soft and dreay quality, Paula. Love the subtle way you've used the ferro.

Can you tell me what inktense colour(s) you used for the skin tones? Cheers. Deb :-)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so pretty, love it!

Sue said...

Hello Paula
The placement of your various stamps and stencilling along with the image is perfect, creating a wonderful balance, it has such a French feel to it, and adding the Pink Rose projects the Love and Valentines theme along with the Heart. Just Gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosie said...

Wow, your heart is so beautiful and romantic, love it

butterfly said...

Such pretty vintage colours... and I just love all those texty stamps!
Alison x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...wow! Your placement with the stamps is perfect! Too much stamping and stenciling??? Is that swearing in craft language??? lol Nothing is overdone as everything just fits beautifully. I love the inktense touch for the extra colours.
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous heart, the stamping is fantastic, it is truly a wonderful Valentine token of love. thank you for joining us at SCH this time.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous mix of colour, texture and images Paula. This is definitely romantic and full of love.
Looking forward to seeing the backpack.
Hugs Brenda xox

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper with your very pretty heart creation ;)
xoxo Sioux

annemarks said...

I love the valentine heart, gorgeous images and colours :)

Ann B said...

Beautifully romantic Paula - love it.
Ann B
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful piece of art. Very romantic.

Samantha Read said...

Love your heart Paula it's beautiful ♥
Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Stunningly beautiful. Just spotted your folksy shop. Well done you. Good look with that project.
Regards Florence x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

You romantic, you! :0) Beautiful, I love the softness.

Maria said...

Hi Paula, I love the different colours and stamps in this, and Ferro paint is gorgeous! It's beautifullly romantic.

Maria x