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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Hearts and flowers

Good morning folks, well we've got blue sky and sunshine here at the minute but its frrrreeeeezing cold out and we're forecast snow for tomorrow eeeeeek! I'm trying to motivate myself to move away from the TV and take the dogs for their morning walk but I think another coffee is needed to give me a caffeine boost this morning lol. Today's project is a little wooden heart I've decorated for Valentine's day. 

I sloshed on a basecoat of white acrylic paint and then dry brushed some baby pink and dove grey paint over the top. One that was dry I stamped the Indigo Blu rose stamp, masked it and stamped it again to cascade down the side of the heart. I masked the roses and stamped the background image with flitterglu and added gilding flakes. Next came Maimeri light modelling paste applied through my trusty harlequin Crafters Workshop template. Once that was dry I added some more gilding flakes.

The images are coloured with promarkers, i wasn't sure if they'd work on wood and paint but no problem at all, I just gave them a scribble on some scrap card when i'd finished to make sure there weren't any bits of paint etc on the pen nib. 

To finish off I've added some little butterflies using Chocolate Baroque stamps, embossed with gold EP on acetate with stickles on the back. I've added some tiny faux pearls for the butterflies bodies and a scrap of lovely pink ribbon from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Here's another pic to show the dimension of the butterflies wings. The photos have really mucked up the colours, they look a very bluey pink but in real life the colours are much warmer.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity: Be my valentine
Charisma : love
Craft Room Challenge: Hand made embellishments
In the pink: Pink valentine/romance
Ribbon Carousel: love is in the air
The Play Date Cafe: cranberry, raspberry and petal

Thanks for taking the time to visit today, I hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. This is gorgeous, love the colours. We had snow this morning!! Hugs, Claire x

  2. Such a beautiful project Claire! I love that harlequin mask too, sooo much fun to use. So many lovely techniques and they blend together so well...I keep going back for another look lol.
    Dot x

  3. Magnificent heart. Fantastic graphic effect. Wonderful butterflies. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  4. Gorgeous Claire ! Love this Victorian style art, such pretty colours and oh so feminine. Beautiful work as always. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx ps.. we are digging out from under all the snow today, the sun is shining & it's quite chilly :)

  5. Stunning range of techniques on your heart Claire and it looks wonderful. Your butterflies are gorgeous - I love the varied wing colouring. Nicola x

  6. This is stunning Claire, I love the variety in this. Your butterflies are beautiful, and those stamped roses are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your Handmade Embellishments with us at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  7. Stunning work Claire. So many gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. A stunning heart creation Claire... I love all your fabulous details... and of course, that gorgeous butterfly!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink this time... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  9. It's gorgeous Claire. Fab background and the roses are coloured beautifully. Good yo know you can use Promarkers for this type of surface too.
    Beryl xx

  10. A fabulous creation Claire - love the images, the colours and the techniques you used. Totally gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at ITP again - Hugs, Sylvia xx

  11. A beauty! Love the depth of colour!Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

  12. Stunning creation. Lovely colors and gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us at C4E. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    DT member

  13. What a beautiful decor project! The butterflies are stunning. Thanks for joining in for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!


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