Saturday, 7 August 2010

2 posts in one day!!!

It's practically unheard of for me but I have been happily playing with paper and ink all afternoon so decided I would join in a couple of challenges, the following piece fits both the Lots To Do 'Ribbon/Lace' theme and the Alter It Monthly 'Musical' theme.
The base is mountboard, with 2 grungeboard hearts placed on top and then the whole thing covered in gel medium, draped with a slightly damp old music sheet {a few spritz from your mini mister should do the trick}, work the paper in around the hearts to define them taking care not to tare, use a smidge of gel medium on top to seal. Let the whole thing dry, and once hard then its time to ink. 
I used barn door or was it fire brick.. anyways.. round the edge of the base, avoiding the hearts, and coloured the hearts themselves with a creamy brown chalk ink. I edged the heart and the whole piece with a gold marker. Stapled some frilly cream lace to the bottom, creating a thought ribbon from the left over bit i had and adding a heart brad to finish it. I then i found a fab quote which i typed out on my label maker and added to complete the little hanging piece.
♥ HUGZ ♥

19 comments:

sam21ski said...

This is fab Nicky, especially love the way the hearts pertrude through, great colour choice too xxx

Cath Wilson said...

It's a fantastic quote, Minxy - love it and I love what you've done here. VERY creative - great to see you finding time to play.

Zuzu's Blog said...

well done again Minxy. and thanks for the regular participation :)

Netty said...

Fabby, Annette x

mommabear said...

Fab piece of art
Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xx Alison

Hels Sheridan said...

COOL art Minx.. love it loads... and love... the altered trinket box too... divine x

Von said...

fantastic chocie of colours Minky everything works so well together :)
Von x

Jaqi said...

How lovely , and what a fab quote

*Jennie* said...

gorgeous piece and now eligible for SS too! :))

Ellie said...

This is great, love the style

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful card, love the saying.

Zoechaos said...

Nicky this is very special the music and then the quote love them. thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

Sid said...

Fantastic creation Minxy !! Love it !!

Gillian said...

Adore the colours and techniques you have used to create this piece, thanks for sharing your artwork over at AIM:)

crafty creations said...

Fabulous piece Nicky - love the colour and the quote

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Jingle said...

This is fabulous! Also, I wanted to let you know that I received the fabulous package that you sent on Saturday!!! I love it all! Such beautiful things! My favorite is the Alice shadow box!!! I already have it hanging in my studio! Thank you SO much!!!!

cardesque said...

This is lovely, I so love the sentiment. I thought at first the hearts were made of acetate but what a neat idea of moulding the paper around them and the base board. Fab piece!

She said...

Oh this is fab! S xx

donna said...

Wonderful and what a great quote!