Saturday, 7 February 2015

Glass Bead Heart


I'm playing along at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, where the theme is 'Think Pink'.


I painted a chipboard heart pink, then covered it in glass bead gel medium.  I used some patterned paper! (Hasn't really dented the stash, but every little helps, as Tesco keep telling us.)

I wanted the background to be quite faded, so I knocked the colour back with a layer of white acrylic paint, then added in some pink Pan Pastel down the right-hand side, and stencilled some hearts using the ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Tied some tape around the heart and added a button (minus the shank) to the centre of the heart, and stamped the love lozenge in the bottom right corner.

Here's a close-up of the glass-bead heart.  The button has tiny bead-like dots on it too.


I'm also playing along at Fusion.  Look at all those lovely textured hearts!
And at Simon Says Monday Challenge, H is For...


Don't forget, the Mixed Media Card Challenge is all about Love with the optional twist of Buttons and it's open until 25 February

13 comments:

  1. Wow - love the look of the glass beads on your heart Shirley!

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  2. What a pretty card! The glass beads add so much texture and shine to your heart. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  3. Oh my, that glass bead gel is glorious, Shirley ... the texture, shimmer and shine is just yummy! Anita :)

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  4. Such a great take on the "H" challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  5. Love how you used paint to tone down your designer paper ... and the texture on your heart is fantastic ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  6. SUPER Cool collage Shirley, WOW, so much IMPACT!!!!! Thanks for joining FUSION, it is rockin this challenge!!! --and you are rockin it!

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  7. beautiful card!!! i love the glass beads on the heart!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  8. oooo! This is so soft and romantical! Just gorgeous!

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  9. Ooooooh! Drooling over that close up of the beaded heart!

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  10. Love your heart!! That glass bead texture is perfect! Thank you so much for playing with us The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  11. Beautiful. Love the mix of stencils and die-cuts. Adding the white paint to fade out the background is a great tip ... will have to give that a try. xx

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  12. Beautiful! Love the glass bead on the heart. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  13. Such a lovely piece, love what you did, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!!

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