Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Altered Paper Mache Heart

This weekend and early week I have had so much fun altering a paper mache heart I think no other image/object conveys love and romance more ....
Here is the finished heart and the second photo shows my ingredients. I used diluted PVA glue, a neutral shade of tissue paper onto which I stamped just 2 of the lovely "Floral Flourishes and Swirls" using Nick BanTock's Van Dyke Brown Ink. I distresses the edges of the torn tissue with the ink pad, having torn to size, coated all in another PVA coating once in position, loved the effect that the ink bled a little and blended, (using foam tool), over the heart. I made a ribbon bow and stitched using clear nylon thread a small bronze bird.Fabric glue secured the ribbon bow and lace to the heart.
 
I am entering my altered heart into the following challenges
 
A Fine Romance - Crafty Individuals  craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.The sponsor is crafty individuals a chance to win a rubber stamp of your choice and 25% off an order 
 
Valentines - Brown Sugar -brownsugarchallenge.blogspot. Tne sponsor is robynsfetish a digital stamp company
 
Altered object - Altered Eclectics - alteredeclectics.BlogSpot
 
With love  - Crafts For Eternity - crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk The sponsor is Stamping all day, a chance to win 3 downloads of your choice
 
Love Is In The Air - Crafty Catz - craftycatzweeklychallenge The sponsor is Bugaboo digital stamps
 
Valetine's Day/Love  -  The Sweet Pea Stamper -thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.
 
Ribbons and Lace - Craft-Room Challenge - The sponsor is Crafty Individuals
 
 Ribbon or Lace no card  - Really Reasonable Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
 
Love and Adore - Sugar Creek Hollow
 
Hearts/Love - Bunny Zoe - £25 gift voucher from Bunny Zoe Shop
 
Ribbons ad Bows - Crafty Ribbons Sponsor http://www.craftyribbons.com/ £10 voucher

23 comments:

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely project thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week Rachel DT

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Really pretty! Love the little bird you added! Thanks for playing along in Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #88: Anything but card!

Jean Hardy said...

Lovely heart, nicely decorated. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals February Challenge. Jean x

Debi said...

this is such a clever little project- and so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a beautiful altered heart. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Valentine's Day/Love' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Janette said...

Such a sweet creation...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity! hugs Michele x

carol said...

Fabulous creation... thank you for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Craftyfield said...

Lovely keepsake! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning altered paper mache heart you have made. It fits our challenge this fortnight of “Valentine’s day/love”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous creation with us at Bunny Zoe's, hugs Liz xx

Whimsey said...

OH wow - soooo elegant; the color is divine; love the flourishes!!

Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

~Michele, DT

Laura said...

Your heart is so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week
Laura
:)

Zoe Sanderson said...

So this is the technique you were talking about on the phone! Brilliant I love the aged effect the brown tones have added. Great to see you back and having so much inky fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

A beautiful project, thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this time.
Yvonne

Daniele said...

what a sweet heart thanks for joining us at SCH
hugs

sara said...

beautiful thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x

hazel said...

This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

La Vikinga said...

Hi; thanks for scrapping with ribbons and bow this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge!!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons Design Team

Daniele said...

loving your heart great use of the stamps, so glad you joined us at Crafty Individuals
hugs

Lillibelle said...

What a great altered heart! Love the gorgeous decoration. Also thanks for visiting my blog! I wish you a wonderful weekend! Greetings from Germany, Gabi

Phree said...

Hi carol thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, love your heart - it looks like a fun project to make.