Sunday, 11 January 2009

Heart


Over at MAMMA, there is a Valentine's challenge using a heart shaped template.

I am not good with a sewing needle and find working with fabric quite difficult so I opted for the safe old paper creation! Whilst I have in my list of favorites things pink, romantic and vintage I decided to have a change for this challenge.
The background of this heart is handmade paper which has been 'crinkled' although this doesn't show up very well on the photo. (In fact, I am not pleased with this photo as I was happy with this project once I'd completed it and I don't think this shows it off to it's best, so trust me, it DOES look better in 'real life'! If you want a better view just click on the picture - it makes it larger and clearer.)
After adding the crinkle paper, I double edged the heart with two different layers of lace. I placed a second layer of corrugated card over the back attaching the brown hanging ribbon before glueing.
The little brown spotty heart at the top is made from thin wood and I added fibres, a flower and a skeleton leaf and two fabric butterflies before attaching the silver 'Love' word charm. Over at 'Created by Hand' the challenge was to create something using the word Love - so here it is!

12 comments:

  1. It looks lovely Viv - I love the little wooden heart at the top and the lace too.

    I know exactly what you mean about disappointing photos - I've had that many a time - still at least when the items arrive the receipient is even more pleased (well, we hope so anyway!)

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  2. Nothing wrong with 'good old paper' Viv! This has turned out beautifully - great idea to crinkle the paper and the lace around it works really well with the vintage look.

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  3. This looks great, when you see the blown up version of the photo. Fantastic work Viv :-)

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  4. Viv, hi, I agree with flippinpest, it does look a lot better when you click on it to enlarge it. Very sweet. I am with you, paper over fabric!!
    Hugs, Leslie

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  5. Ah, yes, much better when I clicked on the photo!

    Lovely work and a real vintage feel

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  6. Looks great on the big picture Viv!!

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  7. Oh how wonderful, Viv! So lovely of you to pop up with a comment on my blog. I've missed you. I always forget to use crumpled paper but always love the look when I see it on others' sites.

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  8. I really am going to have to have ago at this aint i?

    Yummy heart Viv ole bean xx

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  9. Very cool! and unexpected! Thanks for taking the challenge!

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  10. Viv, it is beautiful! I bet is does look FABULOUS in person!

    I share your distaste of all things related to sewing and have found some really creative ways to use paper instead. I actually like how it looks better and I love the crinkles!

    Renee :)

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  11. Very impressive heart.
    Amazing design. Love them.

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