Saturday, 23 May 2009

Key to the Heart?


I am a member of a monthly altered art group and the challenge this month was to alter a key.
This is my first attempt.
The back of the key can be seen on my Flickr photstream here
I painted the key with black acrylic paint, then dabbed some of it off using a paper towel - some parts of the pic make the key and charm look red but this is due to me wearing a red shirt when I took the photo!
I used two silver filigree circles front and back. On the front I used a silver rimmed black button and glued on a pink heart gem. The lace was stuck on for no other reason other than it was lying on my desk and destined for the bin - waste not want not!!!
I am not sure if the addition of the two plastic leaves were a good idea as they are not particularly strong, but I liked the irridescent effect so decided to take the risk. I stamped the 'woman of spirit' image onto shrink plastic and panicked as usual when it began to curl up before it flattened out again - I added it and the silver cherub charm using silver chain.
The back of the key has the same silver filigree and lace scrap and I have added some pink gems. I am feeling quite relieved that today I have finally managed to make something - but also feeling guilty that I should have been catching up with the dreaded chores!
Not to worry - the dust will still be there next week won't it????

7 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! The lace needs to be on there, don't you think?

    Far too nice today to be doing housework, it has to be garden or craft ;)

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  2. hi my bezey mate how yer doing bin missing u...loaddddds.......really great to see yer back on line me luvverly......and lovin the thinginywhats withthe shrink heart on... its superb all your creations always are...xx...lvs yer sassyxx....

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  3. Love the key and yes the dust will still be there next week, only thicker!!!

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  4. Love this, so simple but so effective :)
    Hugs
    Jennie

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  5. Very clever and gorgeous. I can see making several different ones and displaying them proudly on a key hook.

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  7. A beautiful altered key Viv...love that heart!

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