Sunday, January 8, 2012

Heart Journal 2012


Thealie and Lillibule invited me to join in their Heart Journal challenge for 2012. We are to make one heart on cardboard every month using a different technique. In January we are to cut out two hearts, one for the technique of the month and an extra that will eventually have a sample of each of the techniques on it. In December we will make the final heart and also finish the cover by painting over all the techniques of the year on it. Promises to be an interesting journey.

For this month the technique is using painter's tape to create texture and wire to embellish. I took three piece of tape and rolled them with the sticky side facing out. Squashed them flat and then plaited/braided them. I arranged the plait in a jagged line down the heart then covered the whole thing with white gesso pulling it up with the paint brush to give raised areas and texture. Lumiere painted in two contrasting colours pink and purple and highlighted the raised areas with rub-ons. I made three flowers inked with the same colours and stuck to the right side along with two lapiz shells. On the left side are the stamped words "Key to my Heart" on scraps of paper and edged with silver leaf pen. At the bottom I attached some beads and buttons and a small key threaded onto wire. Along the top of the heart I stitched a line of wire threaded with beads. I don't have any varnish so I covered the whole heart with decoupage medium instead and sprinkled some crystal glitter on the left hand side while it was wet.

Looking forward to the next month's challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

16 comments:

Théalie said...

Extra Paula, I love how you've used the masking tape in the braiding, although seen, this gives the impression that your heart is in two parts that have joined, congratulations, I love, finishes pretty well, thank you for your participation ^ - ^

heartjournal2012 said...

So beautiful Paula!! your explanation of the rules is perfect!! love colors and textures, and text!! thank you!! see you next month!!
lilibulle

My name is Cindy said...

Love the textures you have created, it looks really scrummy. Can't wait to see next month's!

lafée said...

magnifique !!!!!!!les empreintes sont fantastiques

KATEDINE said...

Beautiful colors !!!

Claudine said...

Il est super beau ton coeur j'aime beaucoup bravo

melusine64 said...

Bravo ton coeur est trop trop beau !!!
Isa

Many said...

J'adore ce que tu as fait, les couleurs sont fantastiques, gros bisous. Many

scrapgala said...

quel beau coeur !!!!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello from the Heart Journal 2012 challange blog...I am playing along too.

Your "key to my heart" heart is so lovely...beautiful texture!
oxo

Sôso said...

il est magnifique ton coeur rose, bravo ! quelqu'un a trouvé la clé ? ;o)

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

très très beau ton coeur ! j'aime beaucoup !

nefertiti said...

So beautiful heart!!!! bizz

dorel said...

Very beautiful! I love the colors used!congratulations

Am'Ours said...

So nice!!! my favorite......

Liberty said...

Ton cœur est très sympa ... ça commence bien.