Saturday, 26 April 2014

In a hearts and flowers mood!

The weather was so good while we were away that I actually used one of the little hearts that have been sitting in the caravan cupboard for ages! Spring has arrived at last - we had white butterflies fluttering around and we saw our first swallows!  
I bought a little set of three hearts at one of those cheap shops(B and M I think) As you may know, I'm not a Home Sweet Home kinda gal, so this is the first one I have used. 

I started with a coat of gesso mixed with copper acrylic to give that nice shade of pink! I dabbed it all over with a makeup sponge first in one direction then across to give a lattice effect.
I then dug into my small selection of bits and pieces to find the butterfly, ribbon, lace, pre-cut TH Tattered Florals, Spring Green leaves(heat blistered the leaves) and Alphabetical letters brought from home. I stamped with the small text stamp from Sara Naumans Eclectica ESNO4 and the bees are from Lindsay Mason's Sartorial Elegance set.

The butterfly was dabbed with copper acrylic as were the edges of the flower and I added dots around the letters with a dark sepia pitt pen. We are home now but I look forward to using the other two hearts when we go back!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Ali-craft where the theme is Spring
Anything But a Card where the theme is Spring Forward
A Vintage Journey where the theme is Spring Flowers

Thanks for looking, Chris


Redanne said...

It really is a wonderful transformation Chris and I love the treatment you have given the tattered florals and leaves and of course, the beautiful butterfly. Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

She King said...

Hi Chris.....I LOVE your's gorgeous and such a transformation from the original!! A lady after my own heart.....I'm not a home sweet home type of gal either!! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a lovely spring-like creation! I love the colours; the beautiful flowers and the butterfly. Julie Ann x

Lisette Baker said...

Beautiful transformation. Love the colours and of course, the bees. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautifully put together, really love the flower cluster! A beautiful project and thank you so much for adding it to the A Vintage Journey challenge!

Almo said...

Hi Chris, your altered heart is lovely, so much more interesting than the original. Mo x

Juliz Design Post said...

Isn't this a fab shop to pick up things for altering. Your heart now has been totally transformed into a beautiful piece.
Julie x

Dianne said...

What a FANTASTIC transformation, the colrs, the texture those gorgeous flowers, a wonderful piece of art, good luck on the challenges, it's a winner in my books..

butterfly said...

Absolutely love the gesso texture, and the flowers are enchanting - great piece of altered art. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Oh my Chris, that's a fabulous transformation! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous make-over and your flowers are wonderful. Thank you for travelling with us at A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge. Best wishes Jennie

Annie said...

Hi Chris... love the fabulous texture and florals on your altered Heart.............Its great to have some nice weather....believe it or not Glasgow was 21 degrees this afternoon.........amazing !!

Best wishes and thanks for joining in with Jennies fab challenge this fortnight at A Vintage Journey
Annie x

S@ndy Diller said...

Such fun to make something take on a new life - great job. Nice to have you traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

Margaret said...

Your altered heart is gorgeous! I have to agree that the new version is much lovelier than the original! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!