Thursday, 11 April 2013

Vintage Heart

Hi Everyone,
Firstly a big Hello to new follower Sue, welcome aboard on my crafty journey to who knows where :)
Recently I purchased a few new goodies including mdf hearts, Indigo Blu stamps and Kroma crackle. Today I finished a heart that I am going to enter in this months Indigo Blu challenge Words & Phrases. 
Firstly I gave the heart a coat of gesso and a coat of acrylic paint. The Indigo Blu Elizabeth Bennett stamp was stamped directly onto the Heart with archival coffee and coloured again with acrylic paints.
I used the Kroma crackle around the edges of the heart and used distress stains to age a little.  
The wording was from the Indigo Blu Hocus Pocus stamp set which is one of their originals and one of my favorites. 
I used various flowers and trinkets from my stash to decorate.  The metal trinkets around the edge were part of an old chain belt that I took apart. They did not have pink gems on, I have added these for a bit of bling.
My photography skills are not the best and it looks a little more Peach on the photo than it is in the flesh, also the metal trinkets look quite dark, they are actually much more of a brass colour in real life.
I quite like the finished result, I am not normally a crafter that does people or faces, but I really like this very 'Beautiful' Elizabeth Bennett image.

Click on the images for a closer look
Hugs Mo x


  1. This is beautiful Mo. Love that crackle finish and the flowers which echo the ones in Miss Bennett's hair. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. That's delicious, Mo - such fiery colours seem just right for Lizzy Bennet, and then the softer pink flowers are just beautiful!
    Alison x

  3. Good Morning Mo.
    This is very beautiful, good luck with the challenge,
    Rosie x

  4. This is so pretty - the colours work perfectly and it is beautifully finished with the flowers too. Julie x.

  5. This is beautiful Mo, I love the Elizabeth Bennet stamp, she's been very popular this month. The colours you've used on the heart look very feminine, and great job with the crackle too. Thanks for joining in with the Indigo Blu challenge. good luck. Linda xx