Thursday, 12 February 2009

Milagros Heart


Looking at the blogs of two of my very talented friends recently, I thought ' I'd like to have a go at making one of them!'

'One of them' was something called a Milagros Heart and it was this week's challenge on 'Awfully Big Art Adventure' . I have to confess that I didn't know what a Milagros Heart was until I saw the explanation on Jan's and Maureen's blog.

The word Milagro means 'miracle' and in Latin American countries such as Mexico and Peru, milagros are small metal religious charms which are pinned to wooden statues or crosses of various saints.

I made the heart shape from mountboard and covered with paper from the 'Once upon a Time' paper stack then added some Enchanted Gold embossing powder round where the picture was to be sited. I thought this image of the Madonna was so beautifully serene and hope it is up to the mark for the ABAA challenge.

Once I'd placed the image onto the heart I then triple embossed the whole piece. The metal embellishments were originally intended as corners for scrapbooking. I added the metal cross and the metal heart with wire to two of the metal corners and put them at the top of the heart shape, adding the third corner to the bottom of the heart.

19 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD
I looooooooooooooove this.

Maureen said...

This is Beautiful Viv - truly!!!

Kimmie said...

This is just so pretty! Beautiful and tender image.... lovely heart!

Rosie said...

Absolutely scrumptious Viv - you've made a simply lovely job of this, and thanks for taking part in our challenge!
Love
Rosie ABAA

Linda said...

How gorgeous! This is very special Viv, thanks for joining in with us.
Linda :-)
ABAA

Rosemary said...

I love what you have created - it made me feel such a sense of serenity to look at it.

Jaqi said...

Gorgeous , what a beautiful image, looks wonderful with the metal trims on it, they are lovely I havent seen anything like them before. Jaqi

RubyMay said...

This is awesome....brilliant work x

Jan said...

This is wonderful - absoloutely fantastically beautiful Viv - and all to the accompaniment of Barry Manilow lol. Perfect!

DF - Heidi said...

totally awesome

Diamond Doll said...

It,s gorgeous, i love it.
Trish (-:

Dee said...

This is beautiful. Dee x

Anne said...

Just fabulous! Wonderful work as ever Viv :)

Pattie said...

Beautiful ,beautiful,soooo clever !love the metal pieces,love it all !

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

this is really pretty! what size is it? it looks so delicate!

Deby said...

Really very beautiful! I wish I had your flair for those things different.

June said...

This is just so very beautiful. What an awesome job you did with ths one Viv
Hugs June xxx

Debby said...

Goodness this is beautiful! I love the triple embossing effect.

azLizJane said...

Viv:

This is absolutely stunning! I have a penchant for Madonna images and what you have done with this image is fabulous!

Liz