Sunday 12 January 2020

2020 #1 Love is in the Air: A Loving Heart with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

2020 Topic 1: Love is in the Air

Miriam keeps it nice and easy in this post, great colours (Seth's newbies) with a contrast of dark blue, but I really like how the other hearts are scattered in the background, and the touch of gold just adds a smidge of contrast. Nothing complicated, easy, achievable layers of paint, stamps stencil and repeated shapes.
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you my take on the theme of 'love is in the air' using colours that you would not normally associate with 'love'.  

I chose non-traditional colours as I thought this would be more appealing to my intended recipient.  The second reason is purely that I love these colours and think they go so well together.

I wanted to use my go-to stamps for a heart, which is Sara's stamp set ESN11.

I love this set and it goes with so many other of Sara's wonderful collage style stamps, but i thought i might mix in some of Sara's latest release of stamps too.

I chose to use the new Seth Apter release of Fresco acrylic paints, namely Heavy Cream, Blue Bayou and Gold Rush, teamed with Midnight.

I think the new release colours have a lovely soft, vintage feel to them and so would be a great alternative to traditional reds and pinks that are associated with 'love'. 

I also thought that the gold gave a lovely lift against the blues. Sara's new stencil was ideal in the background.

The hearts are grey board pre-cut shapes from Lisa Horton Crafts.  These were painted using Blue Bayou and then stamped in Gold Rush using ESN41 and ESN42.

  I love how well the stamps work with the paint.  Such crisp images.  

I had so much fun creating this panel.  I loved using just parts of a stamp - they are so versatile and the Fresco acrylic paints really showcase the quality of the stamps too.  

I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go yourself - maybe try using non-traditional colours in your 'love is in the air' themed projects.  

Thanks for joining me this evening.  You can also see how I created this over on my blog.  

Happy Crafting!

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Helen said...

I really love those hearts of Sara's and Seth's new colours are fab.

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely, Miriam - those Midnight Blue hearts are gorgeous!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Miriam, I love those colours together. This is perfect for a mal valentine, so difficult to do x

A Pink said...

A really lovely piece, Miriam and I love that you use non traditional 'love' associated colours. Those pops of gold look wonderful with the blues .

A Pink said...

A lovely card ! Miriam . Love that you used non traditional 'Love' colours. I also love blue so I was sold on your colour palette straight away. the touches of gold team well with the blues and really catch the eye .

A Pink said...

This is lovely Miriam . Love that you worked with non traditional 'Love ' colours . I'm a lover of blues too so you 'had' me as soon as I saw blue :) . The hints of gold rush breakup the blues wonderfully . x

Etsuko said...

Lovely piece with Sara's new and old stamps Miriam, fabulous colours all so. xx