Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hearts and Flowers!


It is all about Hearts and Flowers at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and chosen by the lovely Claire! The rest of the DT also has some pretty sweet projects for your viewing pleasure so stop on by and get inky with us!

Taken Outside
Inside Photo

Let me tell you I had a terrible time trying to get good photos! It was a sporadic kind of weather day with slightly overcast skies and maybe the colors I chose were oddly reflective of the Sun, but this is more in the earthy brown tones and not the pinky mauve that you may "think" you see!
We started using some flowers that I purchased a few years back (good deal) and have just sat around in their pretty little glass containers! The background was covered in the tiny little flowers using Mod Podge and then covered in white gesso. The next step was to repeat the process using larger flowers and leaving an area free for the stamped image.

This is after the first covering of Sprays.
The heart is from Stamping Up and was embossed in Gold. After all the sprays dried, I highlighted the areas in white gesso and then Treasure Gold. The corrugated cardboard was also sprayed and I added some subtle crackle, which is hard to see and again highlighted with the Treasure Gold.

This Hearts and Flowers Love hanging will be linked to these challenges:
Country View Challenges "Monochromatic"
Frilly and Funkie "New Year's Resolutions" Mine to stop hoarding!!!
Our Creative Corner "No More Shopping Sins" I used those flowers and a decorative brad that have been sitting around!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Sprays: Color Wash Espresso and Butterscotch, Dylusions White Linen

39 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Terry!!! Great techniques and imagination here. I just love the finished project, and how fantastic it must look in real life.
Dot x

Sharon said...

This looks amazing Terry - clever how you have used those flowers and then "monochromed" them all. (LOL is that a word "monochromed")
Great texture!

2amscrapper said...

So impressive Terry! A great lesson for me--I have so many of those flowers laying around too! Great project! Helene

Connie Paxman said...

Wow Terry, and double wow...Saw some similar pictures at CHA...Are you there too..
keep em coming girl.
connie paxman

Michele said...

oh so gorgeous! wow what beautiful rich layering and technique. fab. xo

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant use of the flowers, they have created so much depth and dimension and look fabulous around the heart. I love how you used the gesso and treasure gold over the top, such a great finish. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

That is so clever Terry! Love the way you've built the layers to create the heart shape and then coloured them together. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this gem. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, Terry! Valerie

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Terry and such a great use of those flowers! I love the finished colour and that beautiful heart in the middle. Great resolution too! Thanks so much for joining in at our Creative Corner this month. Hugs, Anne x

die amelie said...

Awesome, Terry,

thanks to you I now know what to do with all those colourful paper flowers I never use! They look brilliant on your gorgeous make!

Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a fabulous piece of art. Looks like a lot of work.

sally said...

It amazes me that something that started off so bright (almost loud!) can end up looking so serenely sophisticated! I wish I could see the real thing, the texture looks so amazing ;-)

Sally

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing transformation!! Such an incredible project Terry and what a fab way to use that old flower stash. The colour you have landed up with is simply stunning and the whole project looks fantastic!!

Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

Elly said...

Gorgeous! Even if it was pinky mauve coloured. Great idea layering the flowers (:o)

Krisha said...

OMGosh! this is so pretty Terry. THAT is a lot of flowers to glue down, but the finished art is just stunning!

Martina2801 said...

Wow, these knocked my socks off:-) How incredibly beautiful, Terry!...Love, love, love this!!!!!!

1CardCreator said...

Very cool Terry, it has such an organic feel to it, love it! ~Diane

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sumptuous!
This is extremely elegant and certainly has the WOW factor.
I am sure you were happy to make such good use of those flowers which were unloved!
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

Love this hanging Terry, the colour and texture you've created looks wonderful and such a great way to used those flowers.
Hope you're having a great Sunday.
Avril xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great to see how it was born Terry....a great result with all the spraying...gorgeous!!

Claire said...

oooh this is gorgeous Terry, you've totally transformed those flowers - what a stunning project!
Claire xx

Netty said...

I totally adore your gorgeous hanging and the fab demo Terry. Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Stunning hanging Terry, love the layered flowers and the awesome colour of the project.
Yvonne x

Shirley Chillman said...

When I saw this my jaw dropped. I am so glad you posted how you made this TT as I was dying to know.

A love hanging masterpiece. Stunning.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ira Huberts said...

Love your flowers galore Terry, wow, these sprays have really transformed your flowers into something so special! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sue said...

Terry this is wonderful, what a great way of using up old flowers and turning them into something beautiful xx

Ellie Knol said...

Love the collaging of flowers, what a clever idea!

Vada said...

Wow!! Terry this is so totaly Amazing!!! Looks so soft and charming, really a work of art!
Hugs Vada

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Awesome! Love the textures and how you got the spray to totally transform this with depth! Love the heart too! :)

Sue C said...

Stunning project Terry ! Love how you built up the background.
Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

Sandra said...

wow Terry! This is amazing! I love the technique you did with the flowers! Really cool! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! you're so sweet! Hugs, Sandra

Inkypinkycraft said...

terry this is gorgeous and an amazing transformation! Lovethe textures...and great resolution! Yu and me both! Lol Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x hugsx.

Linda R said...

WOW.. I LOVE this. It really does look amazing.

Hugs~

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous make... what a fabulous way to use those flowers - you've transformed them into something soooo beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner with this beauty!
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a stunning project, Terry. Like Sharon, I love the way you 'monochromed' those flowers, although I'm as in the dark about whether that's a word as she is! You have so transformed those flowers into something new and original. Are you the mysterious Terry who has become my new follower? I have been searching Blogland for you so I can follow you back. If you are she, then I feel very privileged at you being a follower! Julie Ann xx

Annie said...

Fantastic techniques Terry with a fab outcome. Love it! Best wishes Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Pinning this!!!! What a fantastic transformation! LOVE!!!!

Hettie said...

Gosh Terry. This is wonderful. Love that you have shown how you did it. Love hearts. Isn't Treasure Gold fabulous stuff?
Hugs
xx

Buttons said...

Me again. So glad you entered this superb piece with us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x