Hello and welcome to my blog - its so nice of you to visit! Today I have a small canvas I made for my wonderful husband instead of a Valentine's card. I got the idea for making a canvas and for the heart from my good friend Anne's post here. I hope you don't mind me pinching your idea Anne - your canvas is wonderful!
As usual my photograph is pretty rubbish - the heart is a much richer red and the black is blacker - so sorry! The board canvas is 7 x 5 inches and I painted it with a couple of coats of black paint then, when dry and after using an anti static bag, I stamped the script by Prima and the corners from Sheena Douglass Ageing Beautifully in Versamark then embossed with detail gold embossing powder. I painted the grey board heart with gesso then Barn Door Distress paint then embossed with about five coats of clear embossing powder. I inked up the gorgeous Garden Heart stamp by Clarity Stamp with black Archival Ink - quickly remelted the embossing till it was moulten, then stamped into the heart pressing quite hard and leaving it for a minute or so before I removed it. I was so pleased with how it turned out - its so textured and the image came out perfectly! I haven't tried this before. The sentiments are also from various Sheena Douglass stamp sets and the little hearts from Spellbinders die set Flutter Love. The hearts and sentiments are embossed a couple of times with clear powder too. The heart charms are from my stash. I added brads to all three large hearts then glued everything to the canvas using Cosmic Shimmer PVA and Pinflair Glue Gel for the solid heart. Darren liked it which was cool! He is going to stand it on one of his record shelves so I didn't need to add a hanger.
Thank you again Anne for the idea!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey Melt It.
Penny Black and More - Love Hearts And Flowers.
That's Crafty - I Heart You.
Country View Challenges - Anything But Cute.
Try It On A Tuesday - Love Is In The Air.
Thank you again for visiting me and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Take care - Christine xxx