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Sunday 23 October 2011

Home is where the heart is....second post today!

Hey there bloggers,
Well my second offering today has amazed me!! It started life as a very cheap canvas and I am thrilled with the results!! So here she is:

I wanted to enter the houses challenge over at The Octopode factory @  http://toffchallenge.blogspot.com/ but didn't really know where I was going to end up...quite often I have a firm idea of where I am heading at least, but this time I went with it and loved where I ended up!!! I may even hang it up !!!!!
I started with my scrummy dylusions paints and added colour to the canvas board, then when dry I added some white through sequin waste, dried (yes I blasted it with my heat gun!!!) I added some of the rusty red colour using sponge dabber to soften some of the white. I added some aged mahogany distress ink around the edges when dry..( I couldn't not, if you read my previous post I didn't use any DI and was still shaking!!!).
Onwards, I took Lilys house Digi and just added colour to the heart, using DI.I also added some grass, a Lily rubber stamp.
The font was from the computer and I cut a heart to put 'heart' onto using Tim movers and shapers die, coloured using DI.
The small hearts were made using the same die, I cut them from clear shrink plastic (forgotten how much I love this stuff,) then I made the whole. They were coloured using alcohol inks.... which I then remembered were flammable!!!, so wondered if that and heat was such a cool idea?
I heated the pieces with some trepidation, but was ok...phew!!!!
I added two as smoke from chimney and the rest to the wire to hang the piece up.
I am entering this for:
houses @ http://toffchallenge.blogspot.com/
new beginnings i.e new house @ http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think?
I am really pleased and can see a few more hangings coming on !!!!
Have a happy inky day
Ta Trace x


  1. Aw this is brilliant! Such rich colours, how you get that background as you do really intrigues me! Love those hearts too! Judy x

  2. A fantastic canvas, looks really fabulous.

  3. oh you should be pleased hun this is just brilliant the detail is just amazing love it hugs cherylxxxxx

  4. love the colours really cool

  5. Love this! Great take on our challenge over at CES....good luck! xx Jenny xx

  6. Fabulous!! Love the hearts especially! Thanks for playing along with our New Beginnings challenge at CES, Juliexx

  7. awww... such a gorgeous card thank you for joining our new beginings challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx


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