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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes at We Love 2 Create

Good morning my lovelies, its our new challenge over at We Love 2 Create and as usual our theme is 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes'. You don't have to use our products to play along and our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous goodies thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands.

I've altered an MDF heart to create a summery project. I began with a coat of white gesso and covered part of the heart with a dictionary page, Once that was dry I used a Dutch Doobadoo rose stencil to create the roses down the left hand side using my PanPastels (links to colours I've used are at the bottom of this post). I sealed the colour with a little hairspray and then replaced the stencil and added a layer of Maimeri Glassy Gel medium. I removed the stencil, applied a layer of microbeads and left it to dry. Here's a close up of the lovely sparkle this technique creates.

Once that was dry I added the stamped flowers, usingFloribunda Net from Chocolate Baroque, coloured with PanPastels. The sentiment is from Rose Stem Script, also from Chocolate Baroque. I've using gilding wax around the edge of the hart.  I've added a little metal butterfly, some pearl trim, pink ribbon topped with a little button.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics: Anything goes
A Vintage Journey: Texture or embossing paste
Crafty Catz: Add a butterfly
Noor Designs UK : Here comes summer
Stamps and Stencils: Floral Frenzy

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Wow, the heart is fantastic. Good idea!
    Hugs Carola

  2. I agree the heart looks stunning. Love all those micro beads. Great colours and I love the pearl twig.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz! Hope to see you back soon again!

  3. This is a gorgeous mixed media piece. I love the printed page, the beaded flowers and the wonderful embellishments. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  4. What a beautiful heart! Love the shimmer of the microbeads, thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics, Jane :) X (DT)

  5. Beautiful work! So nicely crafted and so well composed! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  6. Gorgeous mixed media heart! Love the subtle textures! Thanks so much for adding this to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  7. Fabulous heart...Love the colour and textures too,so pretty and such a lovely entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  8. Hey there amazing teamie love your heart, fabby colours and the roses are fabby too xxx Hugs TErry xxx

  9. What beautiful roses on your pretty heart! thank you for joining us in the AVJ Texture challenge! Julia xx

  10. This is so gorgeous! Love the sparkle on the roses and love seeing how you used the Pan Pastels. Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nan, DT

  11. Your color palette is so beautiful. What a fun project. Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit. Brittany, DT

  12. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this month at A Vintage Journey. Love your project! The colors are fabulous.

  13. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics with this gorgeous heart. The micro beads look great, I bet they sparkle beautifully.

  14. Loving your micro bead textures. A super project. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

  15. This is so pretty, absolutely love it and such gorgeous colours!Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x


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