Friday, January 18, 2013

Love Is.

This is another of the gifts that I sent Bee in the Advent Swap last month. I wanted to make a heart shape plaque so I gathered the necessary items together below.

 
I could just have bought a heart shape MDF but when you have items in your stash that will work just as well use them up. I cut the shape from 3 pieces of thick card  and stuck together. Covered in torn up serviettes using PVA glue and left to dry off in the airing cupboard.
 
 
My local hardware shops sells the Dulux tester pots which I find are ideal for covering and saves on using up my more expensive Jo Sonja paint tubes. I have chosen a pastel pink called Dusted Fondant. I punched two hanging holes and picked out the lettering I needed from a selection of grunge board ABC in my stash.
 

The finished plaque with pink lace, netting, cream fabric roses and edged with Inka Gold. Ribbon for hanging has shown up as rather a funny colour but it is in fact pale pink to match the paint.
 
Entering into the following:
Crazy 4 challenges: Shape it up. No square cards.
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes.
Cupcake Craft: Anything but a card.
Make it Monday: Any paper craft. #123
The Shabby tea room: Antique roses.
Whimiscal Designs: Anything goes.
Crafty Ribbons: Love/Romance/Anniversary.
Craft us Crazy: Celebrate Love or the colour Red.
Crafty Catz: Anything but a card.
 
 


33 comments:

Linda said...

Such a pretty plaque and a lovely gift for someone.

Margreet said...

beautiful plaque Mrs. A...I have a candy on my blog...if you like???
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Liz McGuire, said...

This is gorgeous, and properly hand crafted,

Liz x

Annie said...

That is so pretty and so beautifully made.
Maybe you would like to snap a pic of something that has made you smile and join in the fun on my blog today....after all we can't have too many smiles can we?
Hugs,
A x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty creation,
Thank you for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Debbie said...

Great Project Mrs A, love the fact you have used Paint tester pots, what a great idea. They are often in the sale at our Wilkinsons too, but never thought about them as a craft medium.
Debbiex

Faye said...

So pretty Mummy. I love that scrounged up rose stuff. X

Ali said...

That is so pretty xxx (hope you managed to get wimpy to the vets xx)

Sandra H said...
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Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A...Oh wow this is a totally stunning project xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh, so pretty!

Abi said...

Wow, Mrs A, I'm stunned, was looking at the top pictures completely unable to imagine what was coming next! I love the end result, so very pretty. Thanks for popping by my blog recently xx

Wendy said...

What a pretty project. Thank you for sharing your process. Glad you could join us this week at ARTistic Inspirations~Wendy, DT

DaileyScrapper said...

Awesome project. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Yvette DT

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A. Such a pretty plaque and so soft after seeing the orange colour.
Now about this airing cupboard, do you think you can pop 8 chooks in there to keep them warm. They don't like the snow very much!
Great, I shall send them round in the morning with some feed OK!
Hugs
xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Oops! Make that 9 chooks, but the ninth needs to go in your freezer! But not to eat!!
xx

flowerdisco said...

hello mrsA, i am here to thank you for participating in this week's whimsical design challenge. i am so glad i stopped over because i like your project very much and all the work involved needs to be recognized. way to go mrsA.
good luck in all your challenge entries and thanks again for joining us this week.
take care!

Linda said...

I love your creation. It looks like something you would find in an upper scale boutique. Just gorgeous. Popped over from Make It Monday.

Claire Newcombe said...

What a lovely creation, and will make a wonderful gift for someone special

Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.
Claire x
(DT)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful plaque Mrs A thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty project, very creative...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Rebekah said...

Beautiful plaque! Love your step by step too!
Thanks for sharing with us over at TSTR!

Faye said...

You nearly got me this time. Must read the challenge bit. Nice to see you at Cupcake this week. XX

Sandy said...

Clever of you to use up your stash and a great tip about the little tester pots too. Your plaque is lovely, Thanks for sharing at MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy

Louise said...

Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a transformation, Mrs. A! Lovely, lovely, lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Laura said...

This really is beautiful Mrs A. So pretty.
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons
Laura
:)

Mad Moose said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi xx

Stephanie said...

You have turned this into such a beautiful piece of art. What a fabulous gift for anyone to receive. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Designs.

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Anke

Ang said...

Very pretty project, love the lace flowers, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Hugs
Ang
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

cebelica said...

Wow, this is wonderful! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful it looks now!
Cheers
Dr Sonia