Saturday, February 14, 2015

Skating Sweethearts!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and I hope regardless of what you do or with who, that your weekend is full of love and beauty! "Love is in the Air" at Inspiration Journal and this literally is just that!

This little wooden heart was altered seriously, just to wish you all a day of love and the belief that friendship never does melt, but I know there are a few of you that want that snow to melt! To begin with I spackled on some gesso , as I see Astrid do with her gorgeous creations, which when dried, I painted with a mix of white acrylic paint and Dylusions London Bus spray. When this was dry, I added some stenciled hearts using white paint. The little cuties from Artist Outpost's "Skating Emporium," were stamped directly on the heart using black Archival and heat set. Next was some watercoloring using Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose. I did give their little faces a little wash with white paint, but noticed some of the blue came through anyway. Oh such is life.


The snow is a mix of white paint, gloss varnish and Rock Candy glitter. Stamped and cut apart the sentiment and all was sealed with a spray and gel medium. Added a little bouquet of roses to finish.


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your Heart! Happy Valentine's Day, hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Amazing Terry, I am loving the combo of your sentiment and the theme of winter and love mixed together, what a creative stroke of genius! Beautiful work on the background and the rose buds are such a sweet touch! Well done! hugs :)

Redanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Terry, such a wonderful sentiment on the back and such a fabulous image on the front. I love your heart! Happy Valentine's Day to you too dear lady.

Thanks so much too, for joining us at Inspiration Journal. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful sentiment and a fantastic project, love the images you used.
Yvonne xx

Pam said...

Very sweet hanging Terry! Love the skating couple image! Hope your having a lovely weekend!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful heart hanging! A perfect quote - love it along with the gorgeous sparkle!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh how I love the philosophy behind your lovely heart, Terry, so so sweet! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun this is brilliant love the colour hugs cheryl xx

Karin said...

Stunning creation and I love the colors!
Groetjes Karin

Michele said...

this is superb, i adore it! hope your valentine's day was lovey dovey! xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your snow and the gorgeous flowers on this wall hanging. I love the winter and the snow- but not so much the cold....... Beautifully done!

Beth said...

How true that statement is GF and I just love your heart with the skaters.....beautiful.
Hugs

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You captured the feeling of a crisp, frosty winter's day so beautifully.
Such lovely stamps especially the sentiment.
A beautiful hanging.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this! Such a sweet sentiment and beautiful background. The flowers curving around the heart's edge are a crowning touch.

butterfly said...

The gesso undercoat gives such a lovely softness to this - such a sweet wintry heart!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

SO romantic and I LOVE the snow! Jenny x

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