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Hiya, I'm a Mum (of 6) who loves paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....ink, paint, dies......in fact anything crafty lol and I share my work space ( and stash!) with my 15 year old daughter, Rebecca. Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Free your heart

Morning lovelies........hope you're all well, sending hugs to those that want them!
Well, Saturday's shopping trip was a success, you wouldn't believe how hard it
is to find jeans for my 6 foot 3 17 year old son, we got there in the end....
......cost a small fortune though.....and then of course, I had to have a little trip
to our 2 craft shops lol!
As you might know, I've recently been having a play at mixed media....
.....and I'm loving it! Not been brave enough to show all my makes yet but this
one I'm quite pleased with. I started with a blank 5x7 canvas, gave it 2 coats of
 gesso then a coat of mica pearls....while that was still wet I dabbed it all
over with some scrunched up kitchen roll. Next I added some torn pieces of
paper & then to get the circles I used a bottle lid dipped in paint & dabbed all
over in random patterns. I made the heart with some air dry clay then when
 dry coloured with a Copic, added a thick layer of clear crackle paint. Once that
 was dry I dabbed a dark brown ink pad over the surface then wrapped the
 heart in some wire I pinched from my jewellery making supplies! Wings, key
 & cogs are all die cuts, I painted the wings & the key with mica paints, curled
 the wings slightly to give some  movement & then hung the key to the heart
 with another piece of jewellery wire. Lastly, I added the cogs, some gems,
 some clear dew drops & the words that I cut with my Silhouette! 
Phew, long post there..........thanks for sticking with me lol!
Gonna go tackle some housework now........wish me luck!

Don't forget, I have candy here........would love you to enter!
xx
challenges I'd like to enter
anything goes at Crafty Girls
something with circles at Craft for the Craic
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
steampunktember at Anything but a Card

20 comments:

  1. oh hun this is brilliant just adore this to bits all the elements work to perfection hugs cheryl xxx

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  2. Thats gorgeous Jo - you've done a great job - I love cogs I do. Glad you managed to get your tall son some jeans. Looking at my lad I think I will be having the same problem in the future! Michelle x

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  3. Great card, love the use of all your bits and pieces.
    Glad your shopping trip went well. Tell me about "tall" guys. Our grandson Thomas only 10 years needs jeans for a 13 year old to get the length for his "lanky legs" .......!!

    Patricia x

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  4. Fab canvas Jo! I have never tried anything like this must have a go!! Susan x

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  5. so stunning jo.i love the heart and all the cogs and fab striking colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  6. Fabulous artwork Jo love all your embellishments and your beautiful heart really stands out

    Anne

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  7. Wow Jo this looks fabulous...I've got 3 canvases sitting and I'm terrified to use them lol. Carol x

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  8. Hi Jo.........Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details x

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  9. This is a fabulous canvas Jo, I love all of the details especially your wrapped heart.
    Both of my boys are tall, 6'2" and 6'3" so I know just what you mean - the frightening thing is they are still growing!
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Wow Jo this is absolutely stunning, I love it, pleased your shopping trip was a success.
    Hug a Julie xxx

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  11. Great canvas Jo !! It's a job to know where to start with mixed media !! I want to do a prima doll canvas, got everything to start so watch this space...

    hugs Diane xx

    OMG 6' 3" son........

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  12. This is just gorgeous,love all the details.xxx

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  13. great canvas. thanks for playing in ABAC challenge blog

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  14. Wonderful canvas... I ♥ your handmade heart.... adorable and the wings totally complete it. Awesome job ! Thank you for creating with us at Anything But A Card

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  15. Awesome canvas

    Thanks for playing along at ABAC

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  16. Great canvas, loved all the details, thanks for joining us at ABAC!

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  17. This is a beautiful canvas :) Love the colours and details. Thank you so much for joining our September challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne

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  18. very artistic, love the design, good luck in all the challenges.

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  19. Beautiful canvas - love the red. black and white combination and the cogs really set it all off. Thank you for sharing with us over at Anything but a Card Steampunktember challenge 39
    Hugz Ellapu x

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