Friday, February 10, 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Today I'm joining Try it on Tuesday with their theme of hearts and flowers, along with Moo-Mania and More whose theme this fortnight is music, and Art Journal Journey where Linda of heARTfuly Inspired has chosen 50 Shades of Red.  It was easy to combine these challenges, because they all have such similar themes.

I started with a page I will add

to my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book.  Since there was sewing on the page, I created it outside the book, then will glue it in place after I take these photos.

The hearts are well documented, but the flowers are a bit deceiving.  After seeing Valerie's post a few days ago, I had to get out my hand and heart stamp and use it, too.

Playing up the part of music was easy with a piece of vintage sheet music and some washi tape gifted me by my friend Cindy at Pink Bird Studio.

It's true, I still can't stamp, but I did my best, adding hearts and heart shaped music notes.

The heart was a napkin I glued over the sheet music and

ginkgo leaves I first painted silver, then adhered to the sheet music.   The ginkgo leaves are intended to represent the flowers, since I had no pressed flowers that I could use.

My friend Susi inspired me to splatter silver paint on the napkin.  I admit, it gives it a certain finished look that I would never have achieved otherwise.

I added a tiny red jewel to the center of the heart

for a bit of dimension.

Here again is my take on my musical version of Hearts and Flowers.

Thanks so much for visiting, and please join me at Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania and More, and Try it on Tuesday, where each site's mixed media art always provides great eye candy.

23 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is utterly beautiful ELizabeth!
What a fantastic page !
I am thrilled about it!
Thank you so much for joining us at
Try It On Tuesday, Moo Mania & More and
Art Journal Journey!
You ROCK!!!!♥♥♥
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

Colehaus Cats said...

That is so beautiful! We will definitely check out your Art Journal Journey links!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a gorgeous page Elizabeth!!! I just love all the details-like those heart shaped music notes, and the added stitching. Super job all around! Thanks for joining in again at AJJ too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page Elizabeth, love the combination of colour, hearts and music - and of course, the sewing. I think we have the same set of stamps indeed! Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Valerie

Dianne said...

really beautifully the ginkgo leaves for flowers! ♥

Meggymay said...

It is a really beautiful napkin you have used for this fantastic page. The stitching and the splashes of silver are super details to the page.
Thank you for coming over and joining us at TioT's .
Yvonne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Really beautiful hearts and flowers creation dear E!
The napkin makes a wonderful centerpiece with all of your special touches. The washi tape and your stitching really catch my eye.
I miss having my sewing machine set up and will have to learn all over again how to thread the dreaded bobbin ;-(

Jeanie said...

You're rocking this red thing -- and I really do love the hearts. Valentine's Day -- perfect!

My name is Erika. said...

That quite the romantic page Elizabeth. I love the big frilly heart on the red background- is it napkin? Its especially nice that you could combine so many challenges at once. If only they would all be so easy! :) Stay warm. We're in for some nasty winter weather this weekend. Ugh! Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

that's a really beautiful heart. the jewel and spatters really make it stand out. Combined with the musical notation makes me think of the Bobby Vinton song, "Melody of Love"

chrissie said...

Such beautiful page Elizabeth and so clever to have added elements for each chosen challenge. They all go together so well to show love and romance all on one page. Just love anything with sewing on it as well

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Sami said...

Looks pretty Elizabeth. The heart stamp is very cute.

Let's Art Journal said...

Your page is so beautiful! I love your technique of layering the napkin on the music sheet and sewing over the top to add detail :-). Have a great weekend! J :-)
p.s. thanks for suggesting I link my "Love, Love, Love" post to Try it on Tuesday :-) x

Stephanie Faris said...

Beautiful! And perfect for Valentine's Day. I've always said if I took up another hobby besides writing, that would be it. It seems so useful to be able to make my own cards! I don't think I'm quite artistic enough for that.

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous details and a beautifully created piece Elizabeth.
Love that napkin design on the music and the lovely heart stamps.
I tried gluing down a napkin for the first time last week, wasn't too bad but I then messed the piece up - ooops :)
Hope your having a nice weekend... Gill x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Absolutely beautiful, love it

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Caterina Giglio said...

just love the silver splatter on the napkin, and of course those stitches.. I need to duplicate that by hand!! x

Julia said...

Such a clever page. I love those little hearts that are musical notes. The stitching on the music sheet and napkin is lovely. I like this a lot.

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

All those details on your page are intriguing and, of course, I love red!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! This really is fabulous! The colours are a wonderful combination and I love the way you have used your sewing machine once again! The hearts on the notes are lovely! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Cindy McMath said...

This is lovely Elizabeth - I started to leave a comment yesterday but got side tracked. I love the blue and red (of course) and the way the sheet music shows between the two - delightful!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

You did so well incorporating all the elements for each of the challenges! Your finished pages is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more of your Coll-AH-ge Two altered book! Visiting from Art Journal Journey.

Michele said...

totally lovely! xo