Monday, November 26, 2012

Heart of Stone

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and that means a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show! This week's challenge is to create "a project with heart". You don't have to create something with a heart on it, you can take it figuratively. Put your creative cap on and join in! And before I start sharing my project I would like to tell you that we have Jim, the amazing Gentleman Crafter as a guest designer this week! He'll share a tutorial on Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog, so be sure to check back then!

Alright back to business, I chose to take this week's challenge literal and use a heart shape. This heart shaped stone coaster is just perfect for this challenge!



Recently I made ​​an album of Maastricht and that inspired me to use the same style for my mixed media canvas.


First I whitewashed the stone coaster with watered gesso. Next, I gave the canvas a nice coat of gesso. Since I'm maybe the most impatient, I dried the canvas with the heat tool​​. To create the background I used paint in combination with stamps and stencils.



It was quite a challenge to glue down the stone coaster. Finally I managed it with some Tacky Glue. I love that glue!







To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

17 comments:

Petra said...

Wouw!!!!wat.een gave canvas!!!!!

Caroline said...

WOW this is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Patricia said...

WAUW wat mooi zeg Sandra, dat hart is ook echt PRACHTIG!!!!
Gr Patricia

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sandra, hope you are well. Love this weeks creation. The late heart is ver eye catching against your lovely background. Love your use of corrugated card too. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Sandra, your project is so pretty. I love your heart project this week. I love the brown (kraft) coloring with the washed white. So pretty. I also love all of the texture and pattern you've included in your piece. <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

This is lovely Sandra! The background is fabulous and I love the stone heart with the perfect sentiment.

Apollox said...

What a wonderful artwork, looks so nice, love it!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So fabulous...what a plethora mixed media goodness...so many textures! I love it! Fabulous contrast and the sentiment is so perfect and thought provoking!

crealinedance said...

Hallo leuk gedaan zo.gr.Nel

Anonymous said...

this is so beautiful! I love the contrast of the soft colors and textures against the stone heart :)

Terry said...

Love your heart, Sandra! Actually you have a big heart and it shows in all your art! Love all the texture and great use of corrugated cardboard! Hope you have a most fabulous week! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandra! The slate heart is a wonderful centrepiece in your amazing canvas, and what a perfect sentiment - just gorgeous!
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Using slate is such a clever idea! I won't be using coasters for cups of tea anymore:) Hugs, Buttons x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Sannie! This project is fantastic! I really love the texture to the edges of the heart! The embellishments are perfect too :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandy said...

Hey!!! You always seem to come up with the neatest ideas. I really do like that stone looking heart. You are so inventive and creative!
Sandy

Leintje* said...

Wow echt heeeeel erg mooi!!! Ik vind die steen echt "keigaaf"!!! Tekst met een kader erom vind ik ook echt heel mooi in het geheel passen. Goed idee om inspiratie uit je scrapalbum te halen. Liefs Lein

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant idea to use the heart of stone. Beautiful! Love the texture with the corrugated background and the buttons.