Friday, February 3, 2017

Red Hot

I'm joining Linda whose blog is heARTfully Inspired this month's host of Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is "50 Shades of Red." 

I call this one "Red Hot."

I hope you feel the heat, because I'm not feeling it.  Unfortunately, I spent the day shopping for groceries for my Super Bowl Sunday get together with friends.  While at the grocery store, several people were coughing and didn't cover their mouths.  When I got home, as I was putting groceries away, I started feeling bad.  As the evening drew near, I started to feel even worse.   So, if this piece seems a bit funky, I apologize.

I began by cutting a heart out and laying it on a used file folder.  Then I spritzed the file folder with one of my handmade shimmering mists.  It is dark like cranberry, but I have mixed several mica powders together, so it's hard to tell what color it really is.

I even burned the bottom of the "Red Hot" sentiment and used pop dots to raise it slightly.

I painted the heart and sentiment with red fluid acrylic and allowed the paint to dry before I adhered them.

I used a black Sharpie to create the words and surround the heart.  Ironically, the mist was still a bit wet when I used it around the heart.  The Sharpie picked up the red of the spray mist, which was a really happy accident.

Thanks for joining me as I join Linda at Art Journal Journey.  I hope to feel better tomorrow and visit everyone before I have to put on my hostess cap before the big football game on Sunday.

15 thoughtful remarks:

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page is, indeed, hot. Remminds me of the heart shaped cinnamon candies. If you can stand it, try 1 T. of apple cider vinegar and 1 T. of honey in warm water. I usually take it in tea and I add another T. of honey. Feel better.

Helen said...

love it! great background.

Valerie-Jael said...

Hot and gorgeous! Sorry you are feeling a bit off, and hope you will be better for the Superbowl tomorrow, have fun! Look after yourself Sweetie, stay warm. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. this is great! A super hot heart for Linda's AJJ theme -Elizabeth! Thank you for playing with us even though you feel unwell! I hope you can enjoy your Superbowl without feeling sick on Sunday - wishing you much fun!
Happy weekend - I am not at home until Wednesday ( visiting Vienna with my daughter since they have holidays right now here at school) so I will miss T-day this time - I am sorry - about this ♥ but wanted to let you know why.


chrissie said...

Terrific red hot page Elizabeth. I thought at first glance that the hearty was velvet you have created such a wonderful textured effect on it.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

A fabulously hot page, there was so much thought put into your design, I love that you burnt the sentiment and the shimmering sprays are gorgeous! Hope you are feeling much better today and will be fitting fit for the Superbowl fun tomorrow! Have a great weekend, take care! J :-)

sheila 77 said...

This is really hot and the enlargements show up the gorgeous texture.

Hope you are feeling much better, Elizabeth.
I always run a mile if someone sneezes near me.
Enjoy Superbowl Sunday.

Linda Kunsman said...

Wonderful page Elizabeth! It reminds of these red hot heart shaped candies you could get this time of year. Not even sure they exist anymore...
sorry to hear about your shopping experience and the passing of the colds and coughs. I was just talking with a clerk about that and how people who are that sick shouldn't be out spreading their germs. Enjoy your Super bowl Sunday!

Jeanie said...

What a great theme for FEbruary and I really love this page! Very Valentiney! Should be fun to see what everyone comes up with this time around.

Krisha said...

Sorry your not feeling "red hot".........I'm not either....full head and runny nose.....and can't breath. How does that work anyway??
I really like you page and the idea to burn the bottom of title is fantastic!

My name is Erika. said...

Awesome page today Elizabeth. Makes me think of passion and also those little cinnamon candies. Kind of weird I guess. Hope you didn't get full blown sick. Seems like everything is going around right now, at least here. And have fun at your superbowl get together. We are going to a friend's house. I hope its a good game, and you know my team need saying anything more. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

This is wonderful Elizabeth - I hope you feel better soon.

Sandy said...

This is red hot - perfect for the theme! I sure hope you did not come down with anything!!
sandy x
By the way, who do you want to win the super bowl? I am cheering for Atlanta!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is a new favourite Elizabeth! I love the effect of your home made sprays - fabulous colours! Hope you feel better soon! Chrisx

~*~Patty S said...

Hope you are feeling much much better and able to enjoy the game this evening E!
It is not hard to pick up germs this time of year with them swirling in the air and stuck on surfaces and coughing unprotected definitely sends them catapulting through the air.
Your RED HOT HEART is wonderful in its simplicity and rich in the layers and special touches.
Singeing the bottom of the paper adds to the HOT feeling.
The red is very pleasing and I am such a fan of he♥rts too!
Take care my friend oxo