Monday, 26 August 2013

My heart is cracked in two.... well not really!

Helen Chilton was back at Paperartsy yesterday for her 10th Birthday Project for the blog.  She went to town with some crackle and tissue stamping on hearts, check hers here

I decided to take one of my Maya Road chipboard hearts and cut a template in a smaller size for the second one, which I then cut from the back of a lined notepad.

For my base colour on my hearts I used Limelight, and Eggplant for the cracked layer (and yes, mine worked this time too!)
 I don't have many Lynne Perella stamps, and none that would really fit the smaller heart, so went down the Ink and the Dog route with some stamps I got at Stevenage the other week.
 I followed Helen's instructions (and got to this stage in writing the post when I realised I hadn't added the Grunge Paste layer to this side of the heart... so did I leave it as it is... or add the GP???
 The reverse side, with crackle.  So. Did I add the GP stencilled layer or not.....

 well of course..!  I used the Tropical Leaf stencil and London Bus.. and because my hand isn't steady or any of my brushes small enough, I outlined with a blue gel pen.
Not sure which background I prefer it against, dark or light, both made it hard to photograph!!
 I am linking here for this week's Paperartsy challenge - hope you have a go too.

13 comments:

Lin said...

They turned out great Helen ..how long did they take lol?? You wouldn't normally think of using zesty zing as a back ground would you?

Janet said...

Fab Hearts Helen
Janet x

butterfly said...

Very cool... love the little one layered over the crackly one. I'm here to do some long overdue catching up - looking forward to seeing what else you've been up to!
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

Love that Helen, the colours are gorgeous.

sam21ski said...

Great choice of images and I think you've got the crackle nailed!!

Sam xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous hearts Helen, love the contrasts.
hugs {brenda} x0x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous hearts! I love that PA queen! x

craftimamma said...

Brilliant hearts Helen! Fabulous crackle you have going on and I love the GP you added. Love the colour choices too..... very brave and it works! I am a wimp with bright colours!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Trish said...

Fab hearts, they worked out perfectly!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful color,gorgeous hearts.I love it!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

These look just great! I love, love, love the red! Julie Ann xx

Leandra Franich said...

Really like that 'queen' stamp. its amazing how many 'favourites' I have from the I&D collection!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fabulous, so striking, see you have gone down the dogging route in your choice of stamp! Equally as striking as the Lynne Perella and works really well,

Lucy x