Too many hearts?

With this week’s theme over at Every Inchie Monday being red, there was one thing I wasn’t going to do and that was hearts as I have used those a lot on various inchies. I had lots of ideas – telephone boxes, pillar box, robins, London buses, The Red Shoes, Little Red Riding Hood… the possibilities were endless. So what do I do? Yep, hearts:


I used Neil Walker’s Alphabet Soup background stamp and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I punched out the inchies and coloured them with distress inks. The hearts were cut free hand and I added a little shading with a black Stabilo pencil. The words were printed out on my computer.

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I then decided to play some more to create these next two.


The first was made by inking some card with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap and adding the heart. Then I covered the whole piece with crackle accents. Once dry I rubbed in some more Walnut Stain.


The second was made using some fibre paste mixed with white paint. I pressed the heart into it whilst it was still wet and then left to dry overnight. Next day I flooded the heart with some crackle glaze and when that was dry added a little ink.


So six hearts when I planned none – but you can never have too many hearts, right?!

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Too many hearts? — 24 Comments

  1. Totally right, you can never have too many hearts, what if one is broken… šŸ˜‰ seriously I loved all of them, the embossed back grounds, the crackle accents and I think my favorite is the last one, the crackled heart and that paste seems like whipped cream with grounded walnuts, want to take a bite!

  2. Oh wow, these are so pretty. I love that background stamp on the gorgeous background you have created – I love those colours, they look amazing with the rich red hearts. Really stunning.

    Dionne xx

  3. LOL I love that you did hearts, that is the problem with red, there is too many things to do! But I do love your hearts, seems like we thought the same šŸ™‚ I do love the crackle ones alot, beautiful!

  4. I really like the background texture on all of these. That alpha background is very cool used in a small area like that–a great idea on your part. I haven’t tried crackle glaze yet, but it certainly gives a very neat effect. I think my favorite is the one with the fiber paste and paint: I love the tile-like look you got by stamping into the paste and using the crackle on the heart. Another inspiring project!
    By the way, I have a large selection of heart stamps and some heart punches and dies, so you are absolutely right–you can never have too many hearts!

    • Thank you. Have you got photo’s of any projects you did with your hearts? I love crackle accents – it is the only crackle medium I have had proper success with!!

  5. Oh, wow, lerusho is spot on with the whipped cream and walnuts combo comparison. No wonder it’s my fav of the 6. I just read her comment and also checked out jammie dodgers–shortbread with raspberry?! Send a case or 6 over the pond to me. Yum!!!!!

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