Wednesday 27 January 2016

2016 #2 Don't lose your heart! {by Debs Wainwright}

2016 Topic 2: Hearts

Hi everyone Debs here, joining you this evening with a post about Hearts. I have a love of hearts and as Valentines Day is not that far away, it was easy to decide to make a card for the occasion. I didn't use traditional colours as I'm not that keen on red; I was drawn to a more vintage style, and Claire's little Cupid from ECL05 was perfect.

Step One: I created my background using the hearts from ECL05 and Archival Ink in Potting Shed on to a piece of Smoothy Card which I had cut to size. I aged the edges of the card and then mounted it onto bronze metallic card.

Step Two: I used Blue Bister to add a pop of colour to the background. I activated the Bister with Crème brûlée spray From Lyndy's Stamp Gang which gave a fabulous lustre to the card.

Step Three: I stamped my feature onto a smaller piece of card, and aged the edges. I distressed the edges of the card using the Archival Ink and then gently brought the colour into the middle lightly to provide some colour on the Cupid image. She was then mounted onto the same bronze card.

Step Four: I stamped my words onto leftover card, and mounted them to match. Next came the heart, which after stamping onto the bronze card, was cut out.Using a heat tool on the heart for a few seconds changed the bronze coating giving it a wrinkled look. This was then put in place.

Final Step: I assembled the card and once it was completely dry I painted the Cupid's body using Fibralo water Soluable pens, I love these pens over Fresco Acrylic Paints as the colour moves really well. Lastly I added some little gold pearls to finish the look.
Claire's heart from ECL05 is just the perfect size for the card, but I think it's a little dominated by the amount of blue in the background. I think I'd use a less Bister next time to give a more subtle affect, which is what I was after. I do love the colour though!
would love to see what you create with your hearts. You don't have to have 'love' on your mind as hearts can be used in many ways, for example,  you use hearts to create flowers, or in your backgrounds for added interest, or why not string up a few for a wall hanging? The choice is yours!
You can find more about me on my BlogPinterest, and Facbook
I also teach a journal class monthly at Birds in the Barn in Essex.

Hugs Debs xx
Perfect use of Bistres, and how fab that your heart went kind of wrinkly looking! Love the soft sparkle too, thanks Debs for sharing with us tonight! ~Leandra

We would love to see how you interpret this Hearts topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #2: Hearts, on this page HERE.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post.

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The 'Hearts' link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, February 7th. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

NB this link is open for 3 weeks instead of 2 - all will become clear why on Jan 31st!


Helen said...

Gorgeous heartwork Debs!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful art Deborah! Great idea to activate Bisters with something other than water....endless possibilities! Fabulous combo of stamps, textures and perfect mood! Xx

Artmadnana said...

I love this Deb. Love the effect of heating the bronze. I really like your main image. Who does she belong to?

Kirsten said...

Beeautiful card, Debs, I love the bronze heart.

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous card Debs! Love the sparkle effect with the Bistres and the wrinkled heart.

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous card Debs! Love the sparkle effect with the Bistres and the wrinkled heart.

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, debs, I just love how you activated the blue Bistre's with the gold spray and the heat wrinkled bronze card. Lots to try! And I love face Clare's stamps!

Lucy x

Words and Pictures said...

Love the Bistres with the bronze metallic gleam - and Claire's Cupid looks so sweet!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

I love the Bistre background and I wouldn't make it more subtle, it's perfect like that!
BTW, I haven't seen the Bistre powders on the PA website, is it not planned?

jojo79 said...

Great Debbie x

Clare Lloyd said...

She looks fab. X

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love what you've done with Clare's lovely Cupid. Lx

Julie Lee said...

What a beautiful and unusual Valentine card.Love how you used the Bistes to create such a vintage look. I'm so sorry I'm a bit late commenting on this beautiful creation, Deborah!xx

Anonymous said...

This is so full of charm!
The Bistre background is gorgeous.

Etsuko said...

Fabulous Valentine card Deborah!! The Claire's little Cupid your image is very cute and great the background. Really I love the card. xxx

Miriam said...

gorgeous the colour and texture

Miriam said...

gorgeous the colour and texture

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Debs! I love the blue bistre background! xxx