Friday, 8 February 2013

Roses For My Love By Fliss Goodwin



A rather romantic project from me today which I couldn’t resist with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. I got very inky and painty here too as my creation involves quite a few layers and I’ll also admit to a bit of a mistake which I’ll tell you about later but I bet you can’t spot it! 

Here’s What You Need 



Here’s How To 

·       Cut a large heart shape from an A4 piece of greyboard (mine is die cut but you could easily make a paper pattern if you don’t have one large enough. Paint the heart with a couple of coats of gesso and then with the pink acrylic paint. When dry, stamp script all over with the crimson ink and then sponge black cherry StazOn ink round the edges.

·       Using the same die or your pattern, cut a further heart out of the acetate sheet and emboss this with the trellis folder. The heart is larger than the folder but I was able to emboss the other side with only a very faint line showing which is covered up later. Dab the Timber Brown ink on the raised areas – this is where my mistake came to light as I managed to emboss the second half of the acetate round the wrong way! This doesn’t matter though as I simply flipped it over and inked the reverse with the ridges and you really can’t tell I did this.

·       Stamp the roses from the Kanban set on white card with the purple ink leaving plenty of space round it. Colour with the Spectrum Noir markers then make a paper pattern of a heart shape (about 12 cm high) and draw round this on the stamped image so that some portions of the roses overlap the edge. Cut out the heart, trimming round the roses on the left side.  Ink the heart shape to colour it by applying the Victorian Velvet to the acrylic block and pressing on to the heart shape, repeating until you’re happy with the colour. Sponge Vintage Photo round the edges.

·       Stamp the rose boy image on white card with the purple ink and cut him out leaving a narrow white border.  Die cut some flourishes and colour these with the Fired Brick Distress ink.

·       Assemble the heart by punching holes through both the painted greyboard and the embossed acetate simultaneously and add a ribbon hanger at the top. Glue on the rose heart and flourishes and add the little boy with foam tape to finish. 

See you next week for another project and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend.

Fliss x


  1. Your Valentine heart is lovely, Fliss - the trellis is a brilliant idea (and no, I didn't spot the mistake :-) )

  2. Fab 'Tag' Heart shape. Something to be given with love. The layering is spot on and gives the viewer a feeling of great depth. Fab work Fliss, something to be kept for a very long time.


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