The challenge this month over HERE at The Heart Journal is to use black gesso over a collaged heart and the challenge at Tag Tuesday HERE is "Celestial". Due to time issues I am entering my heart in both challenges. First the base is painted with black gesso and then attached the items. I used some clay stars that I had previously made so were hard and when I ran them through an embossing folder in the Cuttlebug sadly the imprint did not work very well. Next time I will emboss them before firing. Black lace, some wool threads, a chipboard plate with the word "Celestial" behind on copper paper and part of an old brass earring make up the rest of the pattern. The chipboard plate I covered with Distress Stickles to give it some texture. After masking the word, I gave the whole heart another coat with black gesso then took some blue, interference blue and aqua Lumiere paints and mixed them with water and sprayed over the whole thing. When dry I highlighted the raised items with Rub-ons.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments last month, I have enjoyed very much looking at everyone's work here on this challenge, you are a very talented group of artists.