Sunday, 23 September 2012

She Was Born To Dance

Hello folks, hope you're all having a good weekend with some sunshine which we had here although there is a distinct Autumn chill in the air now so I'm all layered up so I don't have to put the heating on.
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight our theme is Alter Something so I took the opportunity to transform a white washed wooden heart that I bought on a trip to Arundel in one of my favourite shops called Sparks Yard. I also wanted to use a set of stamps by Lindsay Mason that I acquired when I went to The Craft Barn in June - her Off The Wall collections are really quirky and I fell in love with this one as well as another which will be appearing on here very soon.

The pic underneath shows the before and I painted the heart with several coats of pink acrylic paint before stamping on it with my Millefiori Stamping Technique (link on side bar) using pink and lilac inks with the Rubber Stamp Tapestry summer mums set of peg stamps.
I then stamped Arabella, the butterfly and text from the set with black ink on white card and coloured the images with various Promarkers. I cut them out to leave a narrow white border.
I used a Paper Artsy stripe stamp and black ink to make the striped border, colouring the white spaces with a lilac Promarker and glued this to the heart with a black lace border created with the Tim Holtz vintage lace die set.
I added some Marianne Design die cut flourishes cut from black and lilac card and coloured the text with a blossom Promarker.

The Design Team have made some absolute stunners for your inspiration so do hop over for a peek. The results for the last challenge will be out on Tuesday and I have to say we've had some amazingly creative and gorgeous entries proving the good things definitely do come in small packages.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my Heart Hanger
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Floral
Totally Papercrafts - For A Child
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything But Square
Inky Impressions Challenges - For A Child
Anything But A Card Challenge - Anything But A Card


Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! What a fun piece you have created. Love the oolors and the quirky image! Bravo. Hope all is well. Best, Yvonne

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, gorgeous altered heart, love that stamp and the stunning purple and pink hues of the background. Have a great Sunday. xx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous heart! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

A great alteration Fliss, lovely colours.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sue said...

This is really cute, Fliss!
Those Marianne dies are really good, and when you see how thin they are it is amazing how much detail is on them:)

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh she is soooo beautiful! The background is gorgeous Fliss and the dance image is just so right. Light, airy and whimsical...I love this
Dot x

Anonymous said...

This is such a fun piece. Any little girl would love this in her room.

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely piece Fliss, Love the sentiment with that gorgeous image.
Avril xx

Happy Days said...

Beautiful work Fliss, love everything about it. x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous creation, Fliss! Love the design and the wonderful image and sentiment! Thanks for sharing it for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Fliss, love the colours and you're right that quirky little stamp is irresistable.
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, love the stamp and the quote.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a love heart hanger, great colors and a beautiful dancing girl.

nanetteyf said...

so cute :)
good luck this week in the inky impressions challenge draw!

dt member

Margreet said...

Gorgeous shaped your colouring and your sentiment....thanks for entering the Inky Impressions challenge!
xxx Margreet

Terry said...

Fliss, I just love this little dancer! What a great heart to alter and the colors are so amazing! Have fun!

Babette said...

This is really beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Debra Miller said...

So sweet Fliss! Thanks for joining us at LMMS for our shape card challenge. Deb x

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful wall hanging! I love the way you painted it, the colors are perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at anything but a card!


Sammi said...

What fun! Love that PINK!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Anything but a :)

Ellie said...

You transformed it to a beautiful heart!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous project.
Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.