Thursday, 14 January 2010

With a song in your heart......


After having had several days of card making, I decided today to tackle something a bit different. Needing some inspiration I discovered the challenge at S2g Twisted Thursday was to create 'anything but a card' and with a twist of 'Valentine's Day.

This project was made out of mountboard and I will eventually mount it onto a canvas (somthing else for the workroom wall!!!!). It was inspired by Sue Roddis and the template for the heart shape came from her 'Decorative Handmade Books' and it measures almost 12" long.Please click on the pic and enlarge it to see it better!

I covered the heart in K and Co paper, then used the Crafty Individuals bird stamp (one of my favourites). The words are from an Elusive Images set. The flourish and feather stamps are also from the same set.

I used 3 heart shaped brads mounted onto more of the script backing paper (which doesn't show very well in the photo) and them matted it onto dark brown card.

The tiny silver wire nest with the small blue 'eggs' I can take no credit for - isn't it just lovely? It was a present last year from a crafting friend and I have never had occasion to use it before now.

The little polka dot wooden heart I gave had in my stash for years - it came from a local craft shop and I secured it with some organza ribbon and added a few fibres, resisting the temptation to add feathers too.

This was a welcome change from the cards and I enjoyed doing it! Theme Thursdays challenge is 'Hearts' so this fits in with 2 challenges!

34 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow Viv this is gorgeous.
Fantastic heart. Love them.

Lori Saul said...

A beautifully embellished heart- so inspired!

Willy said...

Marvellous heart, Viv!

Kelly said...

gorgeous heart!

Rose Petal said...

WOW Viv, how nice and creative that is, I love it. It will be so pretty hung on the wall. Well done.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Femmy said...

gorgeous heart!!

Jan said...

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY xx xx

Yvonne said...

I love this elongated heart!

Sherry said...

It's a beautiful heart Viv - bet it'll look gorgeous on your wall.

Maureen said...

Beautiful - love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing @ S2G-this is a lovely heart!
Ann

PetraB said...

The composition is so inspiring. This will look wonderful on your wall.

Gina said...

this is great. I LOVE that little silver nest of eggs. Thanks for playing along with us at S2G's Twisted Thursday.

Silvia said...

Wonderful, love the shape of the heart.

Anne said...

That CI stamp is brilliant and this is amazing. I love the nest, wherever did your friend get it from? Just lush.

Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday, good luck

Pattie said...

What beautiful heart shape Viv you done it proud,beautiful ! we have the same taste in music me thinks lol x

Diamond Doll said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous Viv.
Trish (-:

Jane Wetzel said...

this is one gorgeous heart!
thanks for joining in the S2G challenge!

indybev said...

I love the delicate detail on this one. Well done!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging! I love ABC challenges! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

Shar said...

I love your take on Hearts...beautifully done!

Amy said...

very pretty..adore the fiber's you used

Jennie said...

Beautiful heart :)

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Marvellous heart, Viv!!!

craftattack said...

Really beautiful!

Terri said...

So creative and pretty! I love the little pink heart and ribbon addition at the bottom.

Lorraine said...

great heart piece..you make the most elegant oards they are lovely and thanks for your great comment on my blog

Stempeltiger said...

Such a gorgeous heart.
Swantje x

Vanja said...

This is just beautiful, Viv! I love the bird and the three little heart brads.
Hugs, Vanja

Jeannie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at S2G's!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Georgia said...

Wow!Lovely project. Thanks for playing with us at the S2G.

Lisa said...

What a lovely project. So vintage and soft. Thanks for playing along with S2G!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday.

Malissa said...

I love this! The shape of the heart is fabulous!