Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Home is where the heart is...........

'Home is where the heart is...'  is the new challenge theme begining today over at Try it on Tuesdays.
This wooden  hanging heart  was a bargain buy earlier this year for  a £1  in a Supermarket bargain bin.
The inside heart hangs freely from the rim,but it was easier to get the photos on a flat suface.
It started out a rather bright yellow and blue  which I painted  over  with cream acrylics.
You can still see a bit of the blue showing through when you look at it close up.
The outside  rim had a thin covering of crackle paint . When dry   I used a a crackle stamp  with metalic ink for a little more details  and a slight  rub down with  a little gold gilding wax.

The center  heart  on both sides was covered with papers and elements from the Graphics 45 French Country paper stack. I used Antique gold Frantage embossing powders to  accent the edges.
The wooden leaves were also painted with acrylics and rubbed with some gilding wax. The flowers came from my stash.

I do hope you will pop over to see what we made and share with us your take on this new theme.

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate your comment
. Please forgive me if I don't get to visit you all this week. we are taking advantage of the lovely weather here in the U.K. this week and are in Scotland in the caravan.

I have recently read about a new  challenge blog called Altered Eclectics , so I will be joining their first challenge with my altered hanging.


  1. What a beautiful heart! Very soft and romantic looking! Hugs, Valerie

  2. How beautiful Yvonne, what a gorgeously altered heart. XxX

  3. How stunning is this! Love your gorgeous heart with those yummy papers! So very pretty!!

  4. Great job on your altered heart hanging! Love the papers and flowers!

  5. Your hanging heart is so lovely, Yvonne! Such a delicate and gorgeous make!

    Claudia x

  6. Love this Yvonne, gorgeous on both sides.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. Double sided beauty! Love the hanging heart and design! Gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful altered heart Yvonne, love the layering and the sentiment, so true!
    Val x

  9. You have made a lovely job of altering this heart hanging, and it looks gorgeous on both sides too.
    Jean x

  10. Really beautiful-love the shape of the bargain heart with the swinging middle.

    Chrissie x

  11. This is gorgeous, and what a fabulous find. Love the idea of the hanging heart inside the frame.
    Avril xx

  12. What a gorgeous make - the double heart is such a lovely feature, and the papers and embellishing are so pretty and fresh - lovely!
    Alison x

  13. Very beautiful Yvonne :)
    Von ♥

  14. so loving those papers on you lovely hanging heat, such a great piece

  15. I just SO love this - beautiful stamping and colors - LOVE how you interpreted the theme ...
    xxx Ellie xxx

  16. such a pretty project.Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics. Hope you become a regular participant.
    Elaine aka Ellapu