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Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's another Sunday.....

Hey Everyone....hard to believe this weekend is almost over isn't it!!!!!  WOWzers.....I did get to play some more today and had alot of fun!!!!!!  I also made a trip to Michaels and got in on some of their Acrylic stamps 40% off!!!  I also had a 50% off coupon of one item so I decided on a Brad Maker.......ALSO.....I scored on a Craft carosel that was normally $49.00  I was planning to use my 50% coupon on that but when I went to the register it rung up at $19.00....CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!!  I was SO excited...and now my tools are in one container on my ART desk....LOVE it!!!!

So, anyway....sorry to get off track...LOL....I just wanted to share my creation with you.....I was working on another swap for my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships group......this is for a Hangie Danglie Valentine Swap.......I wanted to play with my grunge paper some so I decided to jump in and give it a whirl........Here's what I came up with........(HEADS UP......EILEEN.....if you want to be surprised...don't go any further!!!!)







I used SEVERAL techniques on this.......First I want to start off by sharing with you the top 2 layers of the heart...the scroll and the smooth shaped heart....was a BEAUTIFUL cut file designed and created by Yolanda at http://justyolie.blogspot.com/ isn't it cute....If you would like to have that you may go to her blog......She's been creating for just a short time and is already a VERY talented ARTist!!!!  I designed and created the back scalloped layer myself......I cut the shapes out with regular white cardstock and then traced them onto my grunge paper....just didn't feel like cutting the grunge paper with the cricut......so after I traced the patterns onto grunge paper I cut out....YEP it took a bit of time but so worth it.......I then decided I wanted to use some decorative papers on the scroll layer and the smooth heart layer so I picked some of my K&C paper....LOVE IT.........

I coated the grunge paper scroll piece with Peeled Paint dauber....hit the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad Walnut Stain....then glued the decorative papers to the two layers then ran through my cuttlebug and it did a wonderful job!!!!  Hit the high spots with my Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad in Walnut Stain....(surprise surprise huh....).....I attached the "friends for a lifetime" brad on with my Crop-A-Dile.........and then rubber stamped and embossed a butterfly onto grunge paper and cut out...colored with markers and then ran a wire through the body and attached to the heart.....

I used foam dots to raise each layer up off the next layer to give it a bit of depth....I used some beaded fringe on the bottom of the heart.....which gives me the "danglie" part of the creation......The bottom layer of the heart...the scallop layer......is also grunge paper....I coated with my Peeled Paint Dauber and then coated with Tim Holtz Fired Brick crackle paint front and back....when dried I then ran through my cuttlebug and then hit the high spots with my Tim Holtz Distress Inkpak in Walnut Stain.....I attached large brads with my Crop-A-Dial and then used some wire and beads as the "Hangie" part of the piece.....once I wired and beaded I still wanted some ribbon on the handle so I threaded some sheer brown ribbon and some fiber and wrapped around the "hangie"...........

Ok....that does it for this creation!!! I hope you like it...and I hope Eileen enjoys it when she receives it...She's a VERY talented ARTist herself..........I as always...want to THANK YOU for coming by to visit with me.......I hope you enjoy your visit and I do hope you will come by again!!!!!  I pray you all have a very blessed week!!! Until next time......

18 comments:

Gloria said...

Wow Awesome Penny

Scrapping Mom said...

Very lovely. Eileen will be so thrilled to receive that beautiful creation

Carol's Crafts said...

Absolutely beautiful, Penny. You did a fabulous job on the heart.

JustYolie said...

Oh my gosh!! Penny this heart is so BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy to see you used one of my files!! Wonderful!

Yolie
http://justyolie.blogspot.com/

Dorothy said...

fabulous!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OMG Penny----GORGEOUS!!

katknit said...

Wow...this is wonderful! You are so creative Penny....an inspiration to all of us!
Charlene

Diann said...

Is this awesome or what? You really did a fantastic job creating this heart and I love all the special touches that make it so outstanding! Diann

paperqueen said...

Of course I peeked! Penny, I am speechless, and honored to be receiving such a work of art!
Everything about it, from the hanger to the dangles, and all the beautiful layers in between, is GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you my friend. This will be getting a place of honor in my home.
Eileen

lotsa scrap said...

This project is amazing! I came here from Eileen's site. I also love your backgrounds.

Tamara Putvin said...

WOW Penny, What a beautiful, touching, elegant gift for Eileen! She is so going to treasure such a unique beautiful gift. Thank you so much for sharing..

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Pat Tillery said...

Penny, your artwork is created with such care and love! The Hangle Dangle touched my heart as soon as I saw it and then I read your thorough steps and am in awe. You have created a treasure. Lucky Eileen!!

Paige said...

This is a fun and fantastic work of art!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Shirley said...

Very beauitul Penny!

Anonymous said...

True phrase

kanishk said...

beautiful, Penny. You did a fabulous job on the heart.

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Julie Ann said...

Gorgeous, Penny!!! Eileen is going to fall head over heels for this one!!!