Thursday, 23 May 2013

Purple Heart.......


....I think Iv'e been hit with the lavender stick and may have to lie down in  a darkened room! Lavender is not a colour I use very often ( twice in a week!) and considering I have a button phobia it's a wonder this project for Scattered Scarlet happened at all!


It's a 6x6 inch canvas... painted with lilac acrylic paint, the edges daubed with Viva Croco in gold.... I was too impatient and dried it with a heat gun... the result.. not much crackle so I wiped some of the still sticky paint off.


I stamped the dotty stamp and embossed it in gold, stuck it to a chipboard heart and stitched buttons onto it. Strips of gold faux mesh tinted with a purple Pro Marker surround the heart. 


The heart is mounted onto an old book page and glued to the canvas...

I'm traumatised now so I'm off for a lie down!
 

11 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely work!

Suzy said...

Its gorgeous,and Im not a lavender person either

How can you have a button phobia - I love buttons but Im glad you sewed them down as I hate buttons stuck on without being sewn lol

Deborah said...

Loving your purple phase.

Sue said...

This is stunning Effie. Buttons are so versatile.

Angelnorth said...

Hee hee, hope you're feeling better now! Worth overcoming the phobia though, looks fab!

Lottie said...

Absolutely fabulous

Scrapmate said...

It's beautiful and not like your usual work at all (that hasn't come out the way it was meant to - it is supposed to be a compliment!).

Tinkertaylor said...

love the buttons so glad the therapy is working!

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful x

srpprcrftr said...

Love the heart canvas, so so pretty and different. Gorgeous embellishments. You are very talented.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This beautiful, I love it!

Lucy x