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:

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

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  2. A beautifully embellished heart- so inspired!

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  3. 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

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  4. Lovely, lovely, LOVELY xx xx

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  5. I love this elongated heart!

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

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

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

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

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  10. Wonderful, love the shape of the heart.

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  11. 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

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

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  13. Oh wow this is gorgeous Viv.
    Trish (-:

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

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

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

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

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  18. very pretty..adore the fiber's you used

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

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

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

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

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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

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

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

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

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