Monday, September 10, 2012

Heart Journal September - Puffy Heart


For this month we had to create a heart using cotton wool balls sandwiched between two heart shapes, with a border of material.  A while ago I bought a wonderful peacock stamp that I wanted to use, this of course decided on my choice of colours.  For the front heart shape I sprayed some sheet music with Glimmer Mists in blue and olive green and for my border I added some loosely woven ribbon that I sprayed with the same blue.

The cardstock base was coated with gesso and the ribbon and cotton wool was added while still wet.  This was left to dry completely overnight.  I stamped the peacock with blue Versamark and heat embossed it with clear holographic powder that shimmers and picks up all the blues and greens surrounding it.  I cut some heart shapes out of the same sprayed paper, fanned them out into a representation of a peacock's tail and added them with a blue brad.  I stitched the top layer onto the bottom with blue and green thread.  "Peacock Tail" is written in blue felt pen.  This heart has a shimmer that cannot unfortunately be seen in this photo.

Off to look at the wonderful contributions by the other ladies in this challenge.  Thank you for looking at my blog and for your wonderful comments last month.

12 comments:

sylvie said...

beautiful !!!

Kate M said...

This is stunning - those peacock colours are divine!!
Kate
xx

Théalie said...

I love your heart, the colors are beautiful, congratulations ^ - ^, thank you for your participation, big kisses.

Monique A. said...

Superbe coeur et très beaux coloris. Bravo.

rosieinspirations said...

Gorgeous color and textured trim on your pretty heart!

deco dp said...



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Gio said...

Perfect choice of colours and stamp. Brilliant interpretation, Paula!

momobert said...

Beautiful heart and colours. Many thanks for the recipy.

Sôso said...

joli coeur rempli de coton :o)

Esther said...

what a peacock!!really lovely! deep blues and green!
lilibulle

OPALE said...

So lovely

oscartounette said...

A great heart in bright blue and green. It does compete with a peacock's tail indeed !