Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Two Hearts!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all fine and well and enjoying some lovely warm sunny weather.  We haven't today, very heavy rain at times, dull and now a bit cold tonight, but it may be better tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who visited and left a comment on my last card, I do enjoy reading them and appreciate the time it take in this busy whirlwind of life.

I've had a few days off work and apart from finding a bit of time to craft, I also got around to clearing the loft, finding loads of things that we had forgotten that we had. Old photos which we just had to sit and look at, of course taking so much longer in getting the job done.  Notes and books from when I was studying, Christmas decorations, mostly squashed and broken I have to add.  Anyway, it eventually got done and it's amazing the amount of space there is now.

I am looking forward to going down to Livingstone to visit our friends Dale and Stewart and going to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.  I've got a couple of days of annual leave so it's going to be a good weekend and catching up with them is always good fun.

I have something a bit different to show tonight; I always look for something to take down to give to Dale, here is what I came up with;

I had bought these two wooden hearts ages ago, and didn't quite know what to do with them, but after seeing some wonderfully decorated wooden projects from some of you fab crafters, I got a little bit of inspiration.
I painted both with gesso and then added DI, I even used a brayer, first time for that.  The larger one has a beautiful Rose stamp from Papermania, heat embossed with Papermania Black embossing powder.  Coloured with Derwent and Prismacolour Pencils, worked not too badly. Sentiment from Crafter's Compamion Vintage Range.  WO Flowers, The Ribbon Girl crushed ribbon, Pearls from Dovecraft and Star Dust.  The is one is for Dale.

The smaller one is for her daughter Amanda, I used Card'O little Peg stamps from Oriental Bossom set, and versacolour ink, lots of Papermania Gems, Ribbon from my box.
I'm really very pleased how they have turned out, but I need to learn what kind of inks and paints are best to use, I just used what I had.

So that is me for tonight, Alistair has already gone upstairs to read and I'm just about to follow him, I'm engrossed in the 3rd. Crusade with Richard the Lionheart, what a bunch of  sadistic killers the Crusaders were, nevertheless it's a good historical novel.
Take care everyone, sleep well and see you soon,


pam said...

Hi kate, two beautifully decorated hearts.. they will love them.
pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Good morning from cold cold Aussie land Kate, hope your day is warmer. LOVE these gorgeous hearts, wow, so beautifully decorated...sweet gifts. I see you found the animation...looks♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Norma said...

Oh Kate these are beautiful, they will definitely love them:) Thank you for stopping by to visit and your lovely comments!!

May said...

Hi Kate, I adore your wooden hearts...the designs are so Beautiful...your friends will treasure them I'm sure....Hugs May x x

Sue said...

Your wooden hearts are decorated beautifully Kate. I love the image and gorgeous ribbons. They make such special and thoughtful gifts which I am sure will be treasured.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh Kate...WOW... you did a fabulous job on your wooden hearts. They are absolutely gorgeous. They would surely make great gifts. Have fun on your vacation.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your wooden hearts are so pretty, what a lovely and thoughtful gift. Have a fun time. Thanks for entering my candy x

rachel said...

two wonderful hearts Kate - I especially love the second one with all those dainty like stamps - fabulous! Big hugs and I hope your weather is better - ours is fabby today xx Hugs rachel x

Diane said...

Outstanding designs Kate, gosh they turned out pretty.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

These wooden hearts are so pretty Kate and what a gorgeous gift. Hope you have a great time huggles Sue xx

meg said...

What a beautiful present to receive I'm sure they will be loved and much appreciated, I love the design and colours on both can't choose a favourite, have a great holiday

Shona Hamill said...

These are lovely Kate, I especially like the pastel coloured one. Have a good weekend away. Shona xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate, sorry I am so late with my comment.
Your friends will love and treasure these beautiful hearts.
I love what you have done on them. I have a few but keep taking the out, looking at them and putting them away again.
Enjoy your few days away.

Patricia xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful hearts. They are both lovbely but something about the second one calls out to me.
What a great idea you had to decorate them...Fabulous!

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, your hearts is just stunning. I love your beautiful painting, they will love it. You must enjoy your visit with your friends and have a safe trip. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Anet.

downrightcrafty said...

wow both are gorgeous but love the second one
hugs Kate x

hotpotato said...

Love what you've done with the hearts. My loft needs sorting out, you can come and do mine if you like!

Erika said...

Oh I love your hearts Kate, I'm sure Dale will love them too. Great sentiment on the first one and love the colour combo on the second, very summery.

Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Sorry I'm late. Blogger has been silly again with some of my reading list.
Your hearts are wonderful. What a super gift. I have a meddle with MDF now and again and I'm never sure what's best to paint/decorate it with.
Enjoy your break.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Good afternoon Kate,
from a dull and wet Kent.
Love those superb hearts and your lovely work involved in them.
I bet she will be soooooooo! pleased with them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous makes Kate, the hearts are wonderful, perfect gifts.

Warm hugs

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Two very beautiful hearts.

Love them both but the second one looks extra special. Very delicate.

Hope you are enjoying your time with your friends.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Hi Kate, I know your friends were so thrilled to receive these wonderful little heart gifts. Beautiful how you painted them up. The yellow one is my favorite, but love them both.