Not one, but two posts today and that’s because there’s not only a new challenge at Crafty Boots, but also a new challenge over at My Artistic Adventures. The new theme is “Warms the Heart.” You’ll remember me telling you about Heather’s super duper new bee digital papers? I’ve been itching to use them ever since I got my hands on them. Take a look at what I’ve been up to:
Isn’t that paper just perfect? I wanted to make something that really showed it off, the hardest bit was choosing which of the fabulous colour options to use. I mean there’s a pink one (pink and bees – swoon!), a divine aqua and a chocolate that’s almost good enough to eat!
I’ve covered an MDF heart with the paper, sanded and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. Around the edge I’ve put blobs of Cosmic Shimmer vanilla glue. The smaller heart was die cut from chipboard, covered with cream card and then inked in the same way. I then applied a coat of crackle medium over the top. Once those two jobs were done I walked away and left them to dry overnight. If I’d stayed on task I knew I would have managed to ruin the effects before they were properly dry!
To the little heart I added a little bee button and the words, from Heather’s Bee Tag and the Romantic Focals collage sheets, adding a layer of varnish over the top. Be sure to check out the fabulous project my fellow designer Amanda has created project using Romantic Focals.
To the top of the heart I’ve added a cluster of ivory and cream roses.
This is the first of my projects for the My Artistic Adventure Challenge. You can take a sneaky peek of my second one over on the blog, as well as checking out all the fabulous work by the other members of the DT. I’ll be back with a post to tell you all about it later in the week.
Thanks for buzzing by.