Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentines : The Human Heart

Hi, Nikki here sharing with you my make for the Valentines Event we just ran on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity... I don't know about you but the lovey-dovey Valentines mood lasts for the entire month of February here :)  

Here is a reversed canvas I made for the Valentines event : 

I had this idea in mind for a while, to use the backside of a wooden canvas for my make, entitled
"The Human Heart'.

Amongst my favourite colors are pink and grey, and in this there is also a hint of blue.  I wanted the main focus of this piece to be the blood red heart, so I kept the other elements subtle and co-ordinating. The skeleton stamp I have used is Winged Skeleton from Carmen's Veranda. Yes I fussy cut it, and sponged it in gray and pink ink. The wings were stamps separately on velum, fussy cut and added for dimension.
Here is a closer look :

To do the background I painted the canvas in pale blue, grey and white paint. Then I added strips of printed paper to the background and around the edges. I swiped my grey stamp pad across it, then I stamped the Grunge Black Swirl stamp from Carmen's Veranda onto the background in pink and then added clear embossing powder to it all and head set.  I dripped watered-down gray paint down the background of the canvas.

I then started work on the border. I stamped the Swirls and Dots border from Lost Coast Designs around the border in grey ink. Then I used a stencil and molding pasts around the edges of the canvas, coloring it with pink ink.I dripped watered-down gray paint down the background of the canvas. The let it all dry .... 

While it was drying I stamped the Roses image, which is a stamp by Lost Coast Designs and fussy cut it. I stamped it in gray and sponged in gray and pink.

The words were added using two alphabets by Lost Coast Designs, Old Typewrite Alphabet SOTA was used for 'The Human' and Heart was done using Licence Plate Alphabet Set. I colored the cardstock with blue acrylic paint, then stamped in grey waterproof ink. I smudged the ink when  wet and added white splatters and cut the out. I also distressed the edges :

And another pic of the finished canvas. You can see I added pink tissue paper and white cotton thread behind the main elements, it added a more feminine touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please pop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more Valentines, and other inspiration x

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