Friday, 23 November 2012

Hearts and Angels

Greetings to my followers, a special hello to those newly joined to our happy Nomad band, and to all those who have just dropped in on the chance this might be worth a look.  I have been reading a fabulous book by Dean Koontz called Life Expectancy which features murder, mayhem and a bunch of psychotic clowns.  I recommend it to anyone with a liking for the unexpected.   As Rudy Tock says "Where there's cake, there's hope.  And there's always cake."

I feel a little bereft.  Away from my stash and trying to finish some projects.  It makes me appreciate all those little bits I never threw away because I was sure they would come in handy one day.   Here's a little something I started before I travelled and have finished without the benefit of my stuff.    I started working on this as a gift for my sister and had two specific challenges in mind that helped shape the final project.  


 I have used a heart shaped printer tray from Tando Creative which I modified slightly to accommodate my design.  I painted all the elements with white acrylic paint.  I decorated the base of the tray by making a collage using various pages from Crafty Individuals "Travels in Italy" miniatures book.  Love those papers.  I sandwiched some lace and the ribbon to hang it between the back two layers and the tray back.  It's great how the layers allows you to fix things at different depth within these trays.  The front layer I covered in holographic glitter glue and a punched some holes to hang the angels (things with wings) and the heart from.   If I had realised that it is possible to get a needle through the chipboard I wouldn't have made those holes!  Anyway, the embellishments are metal christmas decorations I bought a few days ago.  When I saw them I thought they would be perfect for this project.  They all have a crystal in them which gives a nice sparkly effect.  A ribbon to finish.   

I wanted this to be festive, but not so "Christmas" that it couldn't be used all year.  Sorry about the poor picture.  Difficult to photo the sparkle and I had to work out some way to hang it up in good light so the crystals were in place.

I am entering this for 
Crafty Individuals November Challenge - Festive Sparkle
Tando Creative Challenges November Challenge - Wings 

 Wishing you all sunshine and smiles.  




 


3 comments:

  1. Love the heart it so beautiful. I am a fan of Dean Koontz my hubby and I have read most of his books, just checked the Kindle and my hubby is reading it at the moment, look forward to reading it myself.

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  2. Such a pretty sparkly festive heart and perfect for the CI November Challenge. Thanks for joining us. Jean x

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous tray! Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge! =)

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