Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Crafty Heart

As part as my Design Team duties for The Crafty Scrapper, I was given a blank Maya Road Canvas Heart to alter any way I desired, although I had to add a picture of myself and a few words about what Art means to me. This is what I came up with, and boy did I have a blast making it!
I stained it all up first with Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, and Vintage Photo, with a few mists of water.
I stamped the dots in Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain. The sentiment was stamped first in Jet Black Archival and heat embossed in Gold Tinsel and then restamped in Jet Black. Next came lots and lots of metal, material, and embellishments.
It's a little hard to read what it says, as I think I should have let things dry a little better, but it's Wendy's sentiment which I think fits how I feel perfectly, "Let what you LOVE be what you do." I love Art! So I am also submitting this to the Everything Wendy Yahoo Group's Making Art Challenge for "4 Letter Word". Since it's a heart and it's the season for hearts I might as well submit it to The Artist Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge for "Hearts & Flowers", Sunday Stamper for "Love & Hearts", and for the "Ribbon" to Unruly Paper Arts Reader Art Quest 1.

Supplies:
Maya Road: Canvas Heart; Pearl Chain
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art:  In Love With Art, Seriously Art Stamp Sets
Ranger: Jet Black Archival Ink; Gold Embossing Tinsel; Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, Black Soot Distress Stains; Tarnished Brass Metallic Distress Stain; Pitch Black, Rust Alcohol Ink; Glossy Accents; Glue N Seal
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Jump Rings; Long Fasteners; Mini Fasteners; Tiny Attacher; Facets Charm

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



40 comments:

  1. I love to see what comes out of that creative mind of yours! This piece is amazing!

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  2. Gorgeous heart Anita! It turned out great and a beautiful quote! I hadn't heard that one before!

    Hugs

    Spike

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  3. It's beautiful, Anita! I love all of your embellishments. The ribbon twisted and stapled is way cool!

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  4. Anita you're so creative!!!!! Love heart and ribbon , beautiful quote! BArbarayaya

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  5. Stunning piece, The textures are fabulous.. Love the heart & quote.. the lace on those wonderful wings is Gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

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  6. Wowzerss Anita, I am loving hearts and your heart is just fabulous, loving the colors and the detaills you have used, FABULOUSLY made Anita, great job. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  7. SO beautiful!! I love all the textures.

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  8. Anita - it´s a fabulous work - so beautifull - I love it so!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful piece of art Anita and I love the texture and colours too. Chris x

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  10. Love your mixture of metals and textiles, Anita! Beautiful and educational post. So glad ypu're on our team!

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  11. A wonderful hanging heart, great mixture of all the different materials.

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  12. Oh Anita this is fabulous, love your crafty heart! It's wonderful, every little bit of it and such a cool idea!!

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  13. Wow!!! It is so gorgerous heatr. I love it:) It is wonderful and beautiful elements lovely flowers and great idea with your photo.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  14. WOW! Anita, this is totes-amazebobs... love your stylee gal... miss you too!!! THanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xx

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  15. Oh wow Anita such a wonderful heart such a lot of details I do love most that you have added the little picutes fantastic Art you are creating - Awesome
    Hugs
    SanDee

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  16. So gorgeous... the look of the canvas with those colours soaked into it is just fabulous, the dots are so cool and WOW the metallic flowers! What a fantastic project... I love what you do too!
    Alison xx

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  17. Fantastic work with fabric Anita! This is stunning - love the lacey wings and the twisted frame going around the canvas. Gorgeous work. Nicola x

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  18. Love all the ribbons and lace on your heart. And I kinda like that you didn't wait for it to dry completly before you stamped the sentiment. I think the "fuzziness" of the words adds to the mystique of the piece!

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  19. Beautiful Anita!! I hope you feel bett soon.

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  20. Fabulous make! All the textures are just yummy.

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  21. This heart looks fantastic! I love all the textures. Beautifully done!

    Gaby xo

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  22. Ooo la la! Love this Anita..that fabric and lace is so cool! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

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  23. Lovely heart, Anita! You worked wonders with all the texture and that sentiment is so you! Hugs!

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  24. Lovely heart Anita, fabulous textures and colours I can see why you had a good time making this x

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  25. You love making your art, I love looking at your art - this is fabulous, gorgeous colours and so much texture - and the embellies - wow! Love this, a lot. Hugs, Anne x

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  26. I love it...especially the wings!

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  27. What a fabulous piece of wall art! Love the base and how much extra texture you added around it with the fabric and lace. Beautiful!

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  28. This is sumptuous Anita. Love the depth of colour and the splashes of metal with net. Truly rich and yummy. Hugs, Jenny x

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  29. Lots of creativity in this creation Anita...gorgeous!

    bye for now, Alie :-)

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  30. This is stunning, Anita! I just love the grungy, inky,lacy yumminess of your heart. Its amazing!!!
    Kate

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  31. Every time I see a new post from you I say, "oh, goody!" Seriously, I do! You always share something wonderful with us...little pieces of your heart, and I cherish each post. This heart is such a neat projection of who you are: fun, playful, detailed, a little bit funky and incredibly creative. I think it's perfect. Happy Valentine's Day, my cyber friend!

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  32. How fabulous ;) And thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

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  33. This is awesome. The wings are so cool and the trims and lace add lovely texture. I just want to touch it! The heart is so cool all stained and stamped. Great job altering this. The hardware and metal flowers are such a fabulous contrast to the soft canvas and trims.

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  34. Tis is one gorgeous piece you have created!

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  35. Gorgeous hanging, love your use of all the different materials, great textures and colours, best wishes.

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  36. Anita, this is a stunning piece. Thanks for joining us at UPA. Helene

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  37. Love everything about this. I'm really intrigued with the twisted and stapled trim. Someone said it looked like ribbon to them but to me it looks like some kind of metal that is twisted and then stapled. Could you tell us what the trim actually is? I'd love to do a border on a canvas like this.....
    Thanks again for sharing!

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