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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sunday Stampers Week 241 - Tuesday 22nd January

Good Morning Friends,

Another project rather than a card or tag today...glad you liked my clock yesterday, it's on the wall in my craft room now so I've no excuse for losing track of time! Thank you for your comments, they were very much appreciated...I really do want to get cracking on a 'Wonderland' one now!

Today is a 'double heart' hanging decoration which I made for this week's Sunday Stampers challenge, whilst we were 'snowed in' on Sunday. Sunday Stampers is a weekly challenge from Hels Sheridan and this week the theme is birds, which I have to say, is one of my very favourite subjects for any type of art.

I bought these chip board hearts at the Ally Pally stamp show last September (along with quite a few other shapes) and hadn't touched them, but last week when I primed the clock with Claudine Helmuth Gesso, I decided to prep a couple of other pieces at the same time, these hearts included.

They are individual hearts, which at the end of my stamping, I stuck together with Pinflair glue.

First of all I sanded the edges to give them more of a shabby look and then I stamped the bird (an Indigo Blu stamp) and the quote (a Sam Poole stamp) with stazon ink. I then coated both hearts with a few layers of Ranger Distress Crackle paint, leaving each to dry in between.

Meanwhile I made the leaves and flowers using stamps from the same Indigo Blu stamp set as the bird. I stamped the leaves on some quite heavy kraft card from stash and the flowers on ideology Glassine (another Ally Pally buy). The leaves were then dipped in UTEE, heated in my melt pot and the flowers were coated in glossy accents...I was trying to create different textures as you would find in nature.

I was actually quite pleased with finished project...hope you like it too!

Carole X


  1. Good morning Carol,
    I love this, wish I could get my head round doing some "messy" crafting.
    I have some hearts similar to these ...............Mmmmmm!!!! Will I wont I have a go???
    Deep in the white stuff, stuck in once again oh! what a bother............great!! more time to craft, love it. Thank goodness for freezers plus we really stocked the store cupboard.
    Stay warm and keep crafting!!!!

    Patricia. XX

  2. Hi Carole, love these hearts and tht bird is so sweet. Lovethe concept, you are on a roll these days.

    Wilma x x

  3. Hi Carole

    Another fabulous project.

    I love all the different textures and those glossy leaves look brilliant!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Absolutely love this project, I must sort out a bit of space later this year to do some of this play. I love your clock but I don't think it would help me manage time - it just skips away. xx Flora

  5. Hi Carole,
    wonderful project. I love the saying it is so true. I too love anything with a nature theme. Especially birds, flowers, leaves, butterflies, and of course my fav the owl.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Carole, you should be pleased, your project has turned out beautifully. Those leaves look so realistic and love the way you did the flower. A truly beautiful piece of art. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Morning Carole....what a fabulous project and the way you have done your leaves is lovely....


  8. Absolutely stunning, I love that sentiment, it's so true, the image is gorgeous and the texture of the crackles is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  9. Gorgeous, love the browny flowers and leaves, Glassine is one of my fave things... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  10. I'd be pleased if I were you as well Carole! You are certainly giving me the urge to do something other than cards. Just love these!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx