Monday, 10 July 2017

Monochrome Heart for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

Today I've got an MDF Heart to show you, decorated with dies and stamps by Leonie Pujol.

First I cut some flowers and leaves from black card using the Flower Bursts dies and rubbed on some Pebeo silver gilding wax.

For the centres I used this one - I snipped into the die-cuts and rolled them up with a quilling tool.

I shaped the flowers on a foam mat with a large ball tool 

then glued three layers and one centre together using a glue gun

To decorate the heart I took some ivory card from my stash and traced around an MDF heart with a pencil.

After cutting the heart out and glueing it to the MDF using Mod Podge, I sanded the edges to get a flush finish. Before splatting on some black ink I covered half of the heart with some kitchen roll.

To get the splats I pressed a black Memento inkpad onto my craft mat and picked the ink up with a large wet paintbrush, then tapped the brush over the top of my project.

Next I took one of the stamps in the Gimme Texture set and stamped around the edge of the heart, starting at the top.

Oops, missed a bit - I'll fill it in with a black fineliner at the end :o)

The sentiment is from Leonie's Hey There Dreamer stamp set.

For hanging the heart up I poked a hole through the card with my pokey tool (from the back first so it lined up with the hole in the MDF), and attached a loop of black spotted organza ribbon by knotting it at the back. I attached three of the flowers with a glue gun then after a bit of umming and aahing I tucked a couple of leaves in at the top to finish it off.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Artistic Stampers  Black and white
City Crafter Challenge #369  Black & White
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations #76 Monochrome
613 Avenue Create  #199 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Monochrome
Southern Girls #163 Ribbon or twine
Craft for the craic Handmade flowers, not a card
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge July

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Macimbalo said...

So pretty and I love all your pictures showing how you made this beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing it at HLS ATG with dies!!!

Fiki said...

its very nice!

Marina said...

Lovely project and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful and brilliant how to do . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge good luck Ginny DT for
CCC Digi Creations
My Blog As I do Rodos

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wow! Those flowers are awesome. Thanks so much for describing how you created them! Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

~ginny said...

What a lovely card Katrina! I like the black and white theme and I definitely appreciate the breakdown of your steps. Very creative! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
Owner: RubberMAD (

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What fabulous techniques! I love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girl's Challenge :)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous creation!Thank you for joining in The Artitsic Stamper Creative challenge this month x

Eithne Rainsford said...

Beautiful heart Katrina. Thanks for joining in the July challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Best wishes,
Eithne :)