Saturday, 11 July 2015

For a Special Friend

Today I am sharing a little gift I made for a friend who has been having a rough time and needed some cheering up! She loves blue so the colour scheme was a no-brainer! I think she liked it - anyway it raised a smile so that's all that matters.

I am entering my make into a couple of challenges as well:

Love to Create: Anything Mixed Media

That Craft Place: Anything Goes Mixed Media

Here's a few 'in progress' pics to give you an idea how I created this - by the way the wooden heart was from the wedding section at Hobbycraft and was very inexpensive.

Here's the heart in the planning stage - I've already used texture paste to create a raised pattern using a Tim Holtz stencil. I added my items with Soft Matte Gel (Prima) and left to dry.

Next a coat of white gesso then a coat of Broken China Distress Paint. I then added a further dry brushing of white gesso.

Add a sprinkling here and there with ColourArte Primary Elements pigment powders to create depth of colour. I spritzed them with water and heat dried before adding yet more gesso highlights. My final layer is a swipe here and there of Treasure Gold in Pewter.

And to finish, the addition of a Tim Holtz word plaque (I worked some white paint and Primary Elements into the recessed words), some seam binding dyed with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and piece of similarly dyed lace to hang.

Hope you like - thanks again for popping in to see me! 
Watch out for some blog candy coming soon ;)

Lots of love,
Katy x


  1. Great project, I hope it cheered her up x

  2. Gorgeous! Love all the texture n beaut colour . Those glass beads are a lovely touch of detail . Such a kind n thoughtful gesture - I'm sure your friend will have been touched that you made this for her.

  3. This is really sweet! Lovely idea!

  4. Your friend was very happy with her pressie. Love ya chic.

  5. So pretty..beautiful texture and color!

  6. Gorgeous, Katy!!
    Your friend is lucky to have a friend like you ♥

  7. Gorgeous heart, love the details and the texture. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place. Happy crafting, Angela x

  8. This is so beautiful! Love the colour and the fabulous texture, thank you too for sharing roughly how you created it - I'm reasonably new to MM so any tips or instructions are greatly appreciated Karen

  9. Gorgeous mixed media piece Katy, I adore the colour and texture and those flowers are stunning. Thanks so much for joining us in the We Love To Create Mixed Media Challenge. Tracy x

  10. Absolutely stunning. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place, Nicola X

  11. Stunning work xx thank you for joining us at That Craft Place