Thursday, 12 June 2014

Anyone Who Had A Heart...

...dum,duuum... tralalalaaaa... yep, am a-singing again!  Sorry I have been AWOL the past few days... I have not been feeling too well so I have hunkered down, took a few days timeout and enjoyed the nice warm weather and read a couple of books!  Now I am feeling a smidge better I thought I would show you what I got up to at Inspirations last week when I was there for a demo day.  As ever, I had a lovely visit there and it was fab to see so many lovely peeps who came to see me.  A special mention to Trish:  Trish came along to watch me demo and during the break for lunch she had a nasty fall and sadly couldn't come back and watch me finish this sample...  hoping that Trish is feeling much better now and is over her bump.



This is a lovely MDF heart shape which I covered with scraps of paper using the paper blocking technique (a fab way to use up scraps and HERE is the linky to the wonder that is Paula Cheney's website where I first saw this idea)   Once the heart was covered I cut away the excess bits of paper using a craft knife (and managed to keep all 10 digits!) and sanded the edges to neaten them up.   Next up came some texturing... using Dina Wakley's Birds stencil, I used Gold Pearl Texture Paste with a dab of Midnight paint in it to darken it slightly, applied the paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry.



The flower is a Die D-Lites Spellbinders Daisy... how cute is that flower!!! And how fiddly to make!!!  Thanks to the ladies who "beared with me" for this assemblage, it seems to take an age but we got there in the end!  Kind worth it I reckon as it is a super pretty flower.



Every bit of paper blocking needs some shading so out came my beloved Stabilo ALL pencil... it was actually Dina Wakley who introduced me to these little magic pencils and I wouldn't be without mine now... and I have scoured yonder t'internet and found the cheapest are HERE  :O)  I wanted to add a bit more dimension to the heart so I stamped two hearts and then stuck them to some cardboard packaging to give them a bit of "body" and cut them out, coloured them with Aged Mahogany DI and then popped them onto the heart, along with the sentiment, which is also a Dina Wakley stamp. 



Today I am in a state of much excitement and merriment... why???  Well, that would be because tomorrow is Friday the 13th!!!!   Oh yesh, I do loves the number 13, tis my lucky number in fact... and I loves this Friday the 13th especially as it is my birthday!  I shall be celebrating by dragging poor old Grim around several garden centres and nurseries, well, he did ask what I wanted to do... and of course, as it is my birthday I will be scoffing copious amounts of cake because, as we all know, cake on birthdays is calorie free... right?    I shall bid you a goodly day now and away to the Room of Stash for a little light inky and papery play... thanks for looking, have a grand day!  TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

Artfully challenged said...

Ooh I love this and the flower is amazing.

Happy birthday for tomorrow Hels,yes you are right,cake on your birthday is totally calorie free!

Hugs,Donna.x

whyducks said...

Really pretty Hels and the sentiment is great too. Have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow. xx

Katy Leitch said...

Birthday - woop woop - enjoy!!! Beautiful heart, must do some paper blocking soon x

Joanne said...

Such a fabulous post
* glad Trish is better
* so happy to see this heart again and finished
* happy the hour long to make flower didn't end up in the bin
* thank you for the stabilo link
* I'm reading this whilst having a lager on a fab sunny day in the grounds of a country mansion
Today is joyous
Xxx

Cim Allen said...

How pretty ! I love the heart stamps. I'm glad you;re feeling better :)

Carole Z said...

A fabulous creation Hels...hope you are feeling better in time for your birthday...have a fab one!!! Hugs Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

A fabulous creation Hels...hope you are feeling better in time for your birthday...have a fab one!!! Hugs Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

A fabulous creation Hels...hope you are feeling better in time for your birthday...have a fab one!!! Hugs Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

A fabulous creation Hels...hope you are feeling better in time for your birthday...have a fab one!!! Hugs Carole Z X

Marci said...

That flower is gorgeous! Happy Birthday tomorrow!

carol edwards said...

Gorgeous Hels' just love it. Thanks for info and sourcing stabilo. Best of all have a truly delicious and fabby birthday and enjoy all the cake and pressiesxxx

Ruth said...

Glad you are feeling better in time for your BIRTHDAY! Have a lovely day and yes all cakes are calorie free on a birthday especially double choc fudge cake. Flower is Gorgeous, love all the hearts x

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Hels. Great piece of work. A very happy birthday for tomorrow and hope you have a fabulous day
x catherine

Redanne said...

I always love your paper blocked pieces and this one is gorgeous, love the additional hearts on top and the flower is fab-u-lous!

Poor Trish, hope she is OK today.

Happy Birthday for tomorrow, hope you have a wonderful day - eat lots of cake!! Hugs, Anne xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Hels, I hope Trish is OK !! and I'm glad you are feeling better.
Your heart is gorgeous, especially the fabulous flower and colours.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow, I hope you day is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better, love this heart x

rachel said...

this is brilliant Hels - love the heart stamps - wish I'd been able to come along to inspirations - hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow hun - cake is defo calorie free on birthdays - mine was on the 7th of this month and I scoffed a guilt free hunk (or three) of carrot cake - yum yum! Hugs rachel xx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous heart Hels, love every detail. Glad you are feeling better, hope Trish is too, falls can really knock you for six and make you feel worse the following day.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Mrs B said...

Happy Birthday Hels. I hope you have a great day visiting garden centres and eating calorie free cake : ) Love the heart, the papers are so pretty. Take care.

Lilian said...


Happy birthday Hels hope you have a lovely day, sounds like just my sort of day. Keep up the good work with your art you are a real inspiration to me. Best Wishes Lilian.

Jane Castle said...

Hope you have a great day and as my mother-in-law always says"what's the good of a birthday if you don't do what you want" so hit those garden centres! Jane x

corinna said...

happy birthday, your day to do as you please, garden centres are great this time of year, so colourful and ssoooo many pretty flowers, i actually found some tea roses that had the most rosy scent last week, heavenly,(reminded me of my granddad). hope you have (had) a fab day. the heart design is fab, as usual, take care, corinna

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow an amazing peace of ART , I love this card a lot amazin heart , and of course a very happy birthday to you!!

Greetings
Maria

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Hels,
A Very Happy Birthday to you!
Have a lovely Garden Centre Day.
I am eaten up with guilt as I have been unable to send you a picture of the crow/parrot as promised. I have lost my camera!
However, I shall leave you a small parcel for your Pickwell Farm day, as sadly I am unable to be with you (granddaughter's wedding preparations) so I hope you enjoy your sessions there.
Lis xx

Tracey Mallaghan said...

anyone who had a heart would be most impressed with your flower, so delicate looking, well worth the fiddles :)

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