Saturday 30 January 2016

2016 #2 Vintage Heart {by Jennie Atkinson}

 2016 Topic 2: Hearts

Hi everyone Jennie here with you all tonight and I would like to share with you this evening a small project for the hearts theme using some of my favourite Vintage Ink and the Dog plates.

I love stamp sets which contain tickets, postcards and labels and so I thought I would combine three of my favourite sets to create a background as well as using them for the embellishments.

Step One: I started by making my background covering a 5" x 3" piece of grey/white board with some cream cardstock and randomly stamped all over using the two postcard stamps from ID Words4 and Potting Soil Archival Ink.This was a little dark so I gave everything a coat of gesso before splattering with some watery ink.

 ID Words4

Step Two:  Using the same inks  and cream cardstock I stamped this fabulous label from ID Ephemera 2 and the filmstrip lady from ID Letters 6. The sentiment is from ESN07  plate.

ID Ephemera 2
ID Letters 6.

Step 3: And so to the heart. I covered a die cut grey board heart with gesso and then a covering of Golden Iridescent Copper Acrylic. I let it dry naturally and then heated some Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) on it before stamping into it with the small postcard from ID Words 4 doing my best to try and get the postage frank and carte postale lettering on the heart. It took a couple of tries, but the beauty of UTEE is that you can reheat it and stamp into it again! Finally I rubbed some Potting Soil Archival Ink over the top to highlight the stamping.

Step 4: And then everything was layered onto the board creating different layers with foam pads. I added in some lace, a small paper rose, pearl buttons and a metal key.

Step 5: I always feel that my metal or buttons appear a little harsh so I paint a little gesso on on them here and there and on this occasion added some of the Golden Copper Acrylic to tie everything in together.

I expect that many of you have these older vintage stamps in your collection and I hope I have provided some different ideas for using them. I am not sure what I will use this small project for yet, but as it is our 40th Wedding Anniversary this year I think it will make a lovely cover for a small memories book. 

Thank you so much for joining me tonight and I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Jennie x

Thanks Jennie, your panel is lovely and will definately make a perfect book cover. These older stamps are often overlooked but they have so many interesting gems on them. thankyou for bringing these sets back to life. ~Darcy

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...

this is really pretty, Jenny!

Kirsten said...

Lovely project, Jenny!

Ruth said...

How lovely, adore the background as much as the other beautiful elements. Gorgeous work Jennie. Ruth x

Craftyfield said...

I love Vintage projects... Great background and the heart embellishment is perfect!

craftimamma said...

I totally love this project Jennie! Awesome background and a lovely shabby chic look to it all. The heart is wonderful and I love how you added touches of the paint and gesso to other embellishments to blend them all together.

Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful tag with that super background! So beautifully finished too, love how you did the heart!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Such a pretty project. You've layered everything so beautifully and I think heart is gorgeous. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so pretty, Jennie, I love that copper heart, perfectly done,

Lucy x

PaperArtsy said...

Jennie you are so good at the vintage vibe. Love this and it reminds me that I must use my ink and the dog stamps MORE - they do not date!!

Annie said...

Such a beautiful project Jennie. I love the background you have created with those stunning stamps.
Gorgeous layout and the heart looks amazing

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Mac Mable said...

Love how you did the heart with the copper and the UTEE and loving the whole vintage look and feel of your project x

Marci said...

Thanks for showing the stamps you used as you did your step by step. That is helpful. I especially love your background.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card.

Deb said...

Just gorgeous Jennie, love everything about this elegant and beautiful creation! Deb xo

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful delicate work from Jennie - and that heart looks great.
Alison xx