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Monday, 6 April 2015

Love Heart

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well, thankfully those high winds we had over from Iceland have more or less gone, hope no one suffered too much damage?

May I welcome my newest follower Bonnie Garby, good to have you on board Bonnie. If you have a blog of your own then please do let us know the link.

As most of you know I lost a good friend recently, still no word on when we can scatter her ashes yet but I decorated this heart to hang on a tree in the garden near where she will be, I am just hoping no one takes it but that's a chance I shall have to take.

I bought the MDF hearts, tags and banners from Creative Expressions on a John Lockwood show a while back.

I put a hole in the top by using a hand screwdriver then painted the front of the heart with White Gesso then Cosmic Shimmer glue before mixing two Acrylic colours together to paint the front and back. The glue has left a lovely sheen on the front where the back is Matt. Would have looked a lot better had I smoothed it out more lol!

I added my stencil on top and covered it in modelling paste, once dry I painted the edges of the flowers and stems with Mica pigments.

The little MDF Butterfly I bought I coloured in with Promarkers then used a glue pen and covered with Diamond Sprinkles, this did have a lovely sparkly effect but I decided to spray it after I had finished it with Matt Varnish to protect it and it made the sparkle Matt too! Never mind, we all learn by our mistakes.

Using an alphabet stencil I put the name JOY on the side using a black permanent marker.

I did not wish to leave the back plain so using the same Arch Flower stencil I painted through it with Titanium White acrylic paint, once dry I painted the edge of the flowers as the front. I stamped a Black cat in the center, Joy loved cats and her beautiful Black cat Sooty is now being looked after by her other neighbour as that's where he chose to go, my female cat keeps chasing him out of the garden bless him but he does come to visit me on the odd occasion. I wrote on 'Friend' using a Black Promarker then adding some Pink cord for hanging and it was complete.

I hope you like it, it would be interesting to know what you think.

Items used:

Creative Expressions MDF Heart
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Creative Expressions Glitter Jewels Diamond Sprinkles
Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigments Circus Brights
Reeves Acrylic paints-Cerulean Blue Hue, Phthalo Green and Titanium White
Imaginations Crafts Stencil Arch of Flowers
Docrafts Clear Stamps Pampered Pets- Purrfect Chair (just used the cat)
Maimer Modelling Paste
MDF butterfly (Poundland)
Crafty Expressions Alphabet Embossing Stencil
Coloured Cord (own stash)
Matt Varnish

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Brilliant, what a super idea, love the colours . The varnish hopefully will keep it looking good for a long time.
    Patricia x

  2. Fabulous creation and the colour is beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. What a lovely idea and a beautiful tribute to your friend I'm sure it'll stay "safe" It's made me look at MDF plaques in a different way

  4. A beautiful heart and a lovely thought, xxx

  5. Such a thoughtful and special idea Jacquie. I love the colours and gorgeous detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. What a wonderful idea Jacquie and the project is stunning! I love the touches of pink you added to the texture design and your butterfly is so eye catching! Gorgeous! hugs :)

    1. Yay!! I'm so glad you're joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Wings' challenge! Big hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Love your expression of love for your friend. It's very pretty. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Craft Your Passion today.

  8. Hi Jacquie
    This is so pretty and a wonderful gesture.
    I'm glad you didn't smooth it out as the texture looks fab. Such a pretty colour too.
    Hopefully, folk will have the decency to leave it where you eventually get to hang it.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  9. Afternoon Jacquie, this is a beautiful thing that you have made and a wonderful gesture for a friend. I hope no-one takes it. Janice xx

  10. Jacquie I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your friend. May sweet memories of her live on forever in your hearts. I am sure she will feel your closeness when this beautiful symbol of love are hanged close by her.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Love s lovely thing to make to remind you of JOY. She will be looking down and smiling at all the little things that remind you of herself???. We will hope that it doesn't get taken. Hazel x

  12. This is so beautiful Jacquie. What a lovely tribute to a dear friend. Loll xx

  13. This is beautiful Jacquie and such a lovely idea.

  14. Such a totally amazing project-so impressive and a beautiful thought for your friend. Thanks so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  15. What a beautiful idea Jacquie and a lovely tribute to your friend.

    Hugs diane

  16. What a beautiful idea Jacquie and a lovely tribute to your friend.

    Hugs diane

  17. This is beautiful Jacquie, such a lovely idea.

  18. Wonderful artwork and what a great way to remember Joy. Look after yourself x

  19. What a lovely creation! LOVE the colors, that butterfly, and the lovely swirls! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  20. A beautiful sentiment and creation for your friend. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.


  21. What a beautiful idea and beautiful heart. I am sorry to read that you lost a friend recently, and bet she would love your gorgeous tribute to her. I will keep my fingers crossed that anyone coming across it will just admire it's beauty and have respect for it and leave it there.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  22. Your project is so pretty and sweet. I love the story behind it too... So moving. A meaningful project is something I always admire, so thanks for sharing it with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design.

  23. Your project is so pretty and sweet. I love the story behind it too... So moving. A meaningful project is something I always admire, so thanks for sharing it with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design.

  24. Such a beautiful peace! I know your friend truly appreciates the work you put into this work of art! Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards.
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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