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From the heart...

I got some MDF hearts the other day from the local craft shop, so I decided to do something with one of them, which I'm entering into That's crafty sparkle challenge.


I started off by covering the heart with Docrafts nature paper, then mixed some transparent matte texture paste with mica powder and used it through a stencil on the right hand lobe. I die cut a brick pattern from more of the paper to use as a background, then die cut a swirl and cage, embossing them with Lindy's stamp gang enamels. I die cut some greenery and flowers, spraying them with a variety of Li ndy's stamp gang sprays (got the autumn leaves and victorian bouquet sets the other day) The shine and shimmer on these is unbelievable. Finally I added gems to the centre of the flowers, a philosophy tag, and some die cut butterflies.






So there you have it. Hope you like it. I enjoyed making it even if I had a purple finger for about a week as a result!

Ems

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First off, as always, the decluttering. All funkos this week (and next actually) They've gone to my brother.












Even my cute little Sauron!

Onto the makes. Haven't had a chance to make any jewellery yet and the stitch is not yet finished (on the final page now, which has the most french knots on) but I have made another heart.


I started by cutting two hearts out of some Tim Holtz paper. With the first I sprayed with green and brown Lindy's sprays, and glued it to the wooden heart. With the second I cut with a mixed media thinlit die on one side. It didn't work completely so I cut a bit away. I used texture paste with a brick stencil, then sprayed it with blue Lindy's sprays, adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink on certain bricks to darken it. 


I love Lindy's sprays - they call them magical for a reason!





I die cut loads of gears, painting them silver before attaching them to the heart. I added a couple of pieces of ephemera, a clock, and a wing I've had in…