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Friday, February 5, 2016

Grateful Heart


Hello!  There is so much inspiration out there and I used the Vintage Journey's Industrial Challenge with the Mixed Media Monthly Glitter challenge to get my creative juices flowing.


I have to admit that I had this background laying around for a long time and it was calling to me to use it.  These were the last bits of the mist so I got a ton of shimmer from the gold left in the bottles and I laid down salt to help get the pooling of the color in a crackle effect.  I looked at how the mists had pooled and saw a heart shape. 
 I decided to use that shape and used a watercolor pencil to hand draw a heart shape to emphasize the pooling of colors.  I blended it with a waterbrush and added a mix of blue and brown watercolor pencils.
 I then  used the Stampendous Luxe Mix which I have to say is one of my favorite products because they have mixed up the mica flakes, and glitter to give a beautiful mix of texture.   I sprinkled it randomly over sections which already have a high concentrate of the glimmer from the mist.

 To add to my industrial feel, I stamped a bit of the definition stamp from Stampendous over the surface and highlighted it with the monocle and a pin to clip it on.

I found a lovely sentiment in the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology stickers and some tissue tape for texture.

Products:Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Monocle, Pin, Tissue Tape, Small Talk, Stampendous Gold Luxe Mix, Stampendous - Dream Text Stamp



Hope you have a wonderful day!

Suzz

15 comments:

  1. Wow, Suzz this is just amazing, so much texture and shimmer and I love how the heart just called to you from the depths of the layers. Brilliant. xxx

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    1. Sorry, meant to say so glad you are sharing it at AVJ xxx

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Suzz and I am thrilled you are sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey. I love how you emphasised the heart from the pooling of ink, very clever. The colours are fantastic. Love it. Tracy x

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  3. Suzz, this is just amazing!! I love the background with the bits of mica and glitter (that just went on my wish list)! The music washi is wonderful and I love the sentiment! You do such fabulous mixed media work, grungy and soft at the same time! I do really hope you might add this to our challenge at Anything But Cute, our new theme is Grungy Love and this is just perfect!! hugs :)

    Anything But Cute - Grungy Love

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    1. My apologies Suzz, wrong link. Here is the correct one if you're interested.

      Anything But Cute - Grungy Love

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  4. Really fabulous and so very cleverly put together, - absolutely love it!! Brilliant project! Thanks so much for playing with us both at MMM and AVJ!

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  5. Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the shimmer, glitter, and mica. It's just the right mix. Great colors and images.

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  6. Suzz this is a wonderful piece, love the colors palette you chose and all the textures you've added! Barbara

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  7. Suzz this is a wonderful piece, love the colors palette you chose and all the textures you've added! Barbara

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  8. Absolutely fabulous project! Adore this!

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  9. Such a gorgeous project! I love how you used the glitter. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  10. Yummy project! Love it when an old background works out!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  11. beautiful! i love how much chunky bling there is on this piece. and the industrial color with the sweet heart shape are a great unexpected combination. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  12. This is stunning, Suzz - love the colours and inky salty shimmer. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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