Friday, February 21, 2020

Open your heart


By now it should be no secret that Bleubeard and I are hosting Art Journal Journey this month with our theme Hearts.  I'm also joining Try it on Tuesday, whose themes this fortnight are Go Green (the color) or Recycle Something.

The photos were taken late at night and didn't photograph well.  I decided to take new photos after I had the post ready.

I'm not sure this is much better, but at least the colors are truer.

I call this Open your heart.

There's all kinds of glitter in the paint, which made it difficult to photograph.

It all depended on how I held my camera and how much light I picked up in the room.

There's several heart buttons inside the heart

that I cut from repurposed vintage sheet music.

To capture the tulle, which I recycled from another project, thus meeting Try it on Tuesday's requirements,

I sewed around the heart using red/pink variegated thread.  The hole in the tulle was symbolic of opening the heart.

The sentiment was computer generated, then outlined in black Sharpie and given a coat of glitter paint.

For this journal page, I began with 110 lb card stock, to which I added glitter paint over the entire background.  When dry, I added a red stamp, then added the heart assembly (composed of recycled sheet music and recycled tulle) using PVA glue.

Thanks for your visit today.  I'm delighted you stopped by.  Please also join me at Try it on Tuesday and Art Journal Journey


19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page E, great idea with the heart buttons inside the heart. Have a fun day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Love hearts, button hearts, fabric hearts, all sensationally placed here. Have a great weekend.x

Iris Flavia said...

Ohhh, very sweet!
I wish I could sew... and play! Beautiful work.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I love the little sparkle in the background. Nice recycled page and heart page. It has a great downhome country kind of feel to it. Or vintage look. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday and for being our guest designer this challenge too. Have a super start to your weekend. Hugs-Erika

creativeseconds.com said...

Great idea to recycle Tulle, I have yet to sew on a card. I inherited a small sewing machine and have high hopes that one day I will pull it out and try it ~ Thanks for the inspiration, have a great weekend!

RO said...

I can't tell these were photographed in the dark at all, and it looks fabulous. Those heart buttons are quite creative, and who doesn't love a little glitter?! Hugs and Happy Friyay! RO

Laurie said...

It sounds beautiful! Open your heart is such good advice, I’m guilty of having a guarded heart,, I need to be a bit more open lol,

Elkes Lebensglück said...

The heart journal has become beautiful, with this background and the sweet buttons in the heart. A nice idea to sew zigzag with the notes and the heart border!
I wish you a nice Friday, Elke

CJ Kennedy said...

Very cute. I just love those buttons. Like little faces singing their heart out.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love how you use those little buttons.

Jeanie said...

This is very pretty -- and those buttons are just so darned cute!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Elizabeth,, the sparkly background is perfect for idea of opening up your heart and letting those little heart buttons escape.
Thank you for your continued support, as well as being our Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page and those heart shaped buttons are so sweet, the sewing frames the heart so well, you are so good with your sewing to add detail. I love the recycled additions and the tulle. Its a wpnderful page for you AJJ theme and for TioT's where your support is very much appreciated
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

Beautiful page. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow!
It's beautiful!

All the best Jan

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous page! I love the recycled sheet music and tulle heart with those pretty red and pink heart buttons - gorgeous 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! How clever this is and so pretty too! So happy you made this for us at Try It On Tuesday too! Chrisx

Cindy McMath said...

very pretty - I love the sparkles!!

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