A few months ago Stampington & co’s The Stampers’ Sampler had a challenge call for Heart of a Different Colour, looking for submissions for their annual Valentine’s Day challenge but asking us not to use the traditional red.
In the past two years when I have answered their Valentine’s challenge call for Tiny Hearts and Stitched Hearts I have submitted with a shabby chic/vintage style. I did consider doing so this time around but wasn’t this the perfect opportunity to be bolder with the colour choice. At the time of reading their challenge call it wasn’t so long that I had received the Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts from That’s Crafty so with the Collaged hearts and a few bottle of paints I set to work creating these two ornaments.
Let me declare, that personally, I do not like the colours I selected but that was the whole point for me.The second heart ornament.
You will have guessed that they were both made from paperclay (available from That’s Crafty). I never would have imagined I would get such a kick out of working with paperclay, especially for stamping into which is my favourite way of playing with it.
The sweet ribbon was a gift from my lovely friend Dorthe.The black brings a grungy appearance but it also aids in highlighting the impression of the stamp in the paperclay.
Thank You to The Stampers’ Sampler for publishing them, along with a canvas as a feature in the Winter 2015 issue.
Many Thanks to you for taking the time to visit this post. It has been a strange week on my Blog, from the bright and whimsical canvas for PaperArtsy, the shabbily romantic card for Redlead Paperworks and now these slightly grungy paperclay hearts!
13 Feb 2015 14 Comments