Thursday, 4 February 2016

Mad Hatter Heart

Wow, where did January go to? I can't believe we're already into the second month of the year. And February is that classic month of love - so was apt we use Red as our colour theme for this month's More Mixed Media Challenge!

For my DT make, I chose a heart shaped project. Using a cardboard heart, homemade Gesso (PVA, talcum powder and white paint, easy), red acrylic paint, then I tore some pretty papers I had in my scrap bag that would tie in with the colour theme, and add some texture. I adore Alice in Wonderland and wanted to use my Indigoblu stamp set Alice II - the Mad Hatter stamp stood out for me as a good choice for the project. I found some old fortune telling cards I'd stashed away and forgotten about. It added a quirky layer, and a good base to stamp the Mad Hatter onto. Some foam hearts I dyed with Distress Inks, as well as stamped wording in black and copper here and there. I used a die cut frame around one of the words, and a little key affixed with a cute red heart brad finished the piece.


I hope you enjoy my project, and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's inspirational pieces at More Mixed Media Challenge.The new challenge for February starts on February 5th.

Who doesn't love the circus?

Helloo.. two posts from me today, wooo hooo! Well, I do have to admit to not being on my blog much over January, given I have been busy using my creativity to design wedding invites for a friend. So exciting, my first commission for my new venture.

Speaking of firsts, being the new year, a new start with my swaps too. I have created five in January, and here is one of my favourite makes - a circus themed pocket letter. Was such good fun to make - I used Bo Bunny Carnival papers and epherema as well as G45 Cirque die cuts. I LOVE G45 and it's given me an excuse to buy more (insert evil laugh here). Doesn't take much persuuasion to purchase beautiful Graphic 45 stock I have to say...