lavender and roses

Friday, April 27, 2012

... moments like this

Heart Journal 2012

moments like this:  For the month of April our project was to create a heart using a mixture of gesso and baking soda, spreading the mixture on our heart and heating with a heating tool. The heat causes the mixture to rise and form a skin. I used my Hero Arts stamp Floral Brocade to make an impression. I was a little nervous before starting this project as I was unsure of how successful I would be. At one point my image flattened ... so I tried to use heat again .. and to my surprise .. the skin swelled up again : ) .. then I really started to enjoy what I was doing.  I lightly sanded the image to polish it up a bit. It reminded me of making plaster reliefs ..  it looked a little like plaster ..  however after glazing with several ... well .. many coats of matt medium and teal coloured spritzer, the heart took on the texture of soft leather. This was so much fun! Thank you  Lilibulle! I am looking forward to May!

Thanks so much for visiting. Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

hello again

Just saying hello again with another little card. The background patterned paper was custom made with HERO ARTS Classic Fabric Design CG245. I love this idea and inspiration that came from Jacqueline  :)

Thank you for not forgetting about me after such a long while :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

... just saying hello

Just saying hello. Although I haven't been able to post over the last month, a day hasn't gone by when I haven't been enjoying everyone's beautiful, creative work ... and the inspiration that you all have given me has been incredible! 

I am honoured to have received the Liebster Award from Dana from Reliving Tomorrow,   Deb from Deb Stamps Life and also from Joy at Morning Glory Card Studio .. three of the loveliest ladies whose work I very much admire. Thank you so very much for this award and  your gracious words as well.  I hope to share this award very soon.