This piece not only has a heart as its focal piece but really was from my heart, The last few weeks have been a little emotional as James ( not attending a lot due to his CFS but none the less still massive and loads to sort ) started secondary school, Oliver returned to year 5 (where did that go ?) and little sunny , happy Lucy went last week for mornings at school (this week she has started full time :( ). So whilst busy my heart has been feeling it, missing silly little things...........
like finding the bathroom sink full of plastic washing up, the seats full of toys so there's no room to sit, the noise from x box games, laughter and just general happy (most of the time! ) noise.
It made me realise how much I have loved my role as a wife and mother and how it has filled my heart with such love and joy, it is by no means perfect and so much going on at the moment, some days as many as 10 trips and sorting tutors ) but I am lucky and I love my family! So that's where my piece came from.... what a sentimental ramble sorry! :(
I started with a piece of paper onto a square piece of mdf, dipped it into some frayed burlap stain and dried...
I then edged with pumice stone distress paint and distressed when dry. Then I took a Wendy Vecchi art part heart and covered with glue and seal, when dry a layer of her scrummy crackle paste.
Then I left it to do its magical thing and when it had finished rubbed some frayed burlap into it using a baby wipe. Gotta love that crackle.
i printed off some thumbnail pictures of my family in black and white and then applied some frayed burlap over and heat dried.
Then it was all about assembling the finished piece . I added the photos to the background to create a collage feel, plenty of idea-ology and some chit chat stickers .
For the heart I tied some dyed seam binding and added a stamped sentiment which summed up my thoughts nicely.
added a heart charm, love these and love adding the little details that seem to bring it all together as a piece.
Sorry for the rather sentimentally indulgent post, not what I had planned to make at all it just happened, now to find somewhere for this to go xx
Sorry if I haven't popped by but sleep has been lacking, worries have been a plenty and time has been disappearing but normal service will be resumed once all the teething issues are sorted and when I have found a new routine .x
There are some wonderful projects for inspiration and a week left to play , so make sure you pop across here for all the details of what you could win and how to enter x hugs to all those whose life is not as smooth as it could be .xx Hoping life becomes less bumpy for you soon x
keep those fingers inky!
and those hearts full x