My Art on my Heart.. the *B* Side by Tracey Fairgrieve


Good Monday all, it's my turn to share some creativity on the That's Crafty Blog today.
As you may remember last week I shared a little Art on my Heart, the shape of these hearts are really fetching and it seemed such a waste of space to leave the back so sparse so I've smothered it with creativity..

Here in words and pictures is My Art on my Heart.. the *B* Side

Primed with Gesso using the squiggle stamp from set 2 of the Textures Collection by That's Crafty! I stamped straight onto the heart diagonally using a variety of Distress Oxides, covered with clear embossing powder and heat embossed.

From the That's Crafty! Motivational Words stamp set 1 the words Be Creative have been stamped using Black Archival ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Now it was time to shut the world out and do just that *Be Creative* over all those blank areas.

Using the Textures Collection stamps set 1 and 2 I filled the space by stamping with Distress Oxides and embossing each print using clear and a sprinkle of gold embossing powder occasionally. The white circles have been created by stamping into white gesso with a spritzer bottle top and transferring the paint onto the heart, this too has been given a sprinkle of clear embossing powder and heated.

When completed with all that embossed texture I felt that my Heart was still lacking a little something even with a whisper of gilding wax. Inspired by Dorthe my Team Mate and her addition of a little Blue Gem last Monday I decided to add a gem or two or three to mine. Now I think it's complete.

Like an open and closed sign on a shop door this double sided heart could be used in the same way. From last weeks *Art ~ Dont be Afraid* to this Weeks *Be Creative* I know which side of the Heart I would like to be on... don't you??

Wishing you a Happy, Safe and Creative week, until we meet again same time next Monday please come back each day to check out the creativity my Team Mates share with you.. I know you will be as inspired as I am.

Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ~ *NEW COLOURS now in STOCK*
Archival Black Ink ~ Jet Black
That's Crafty! White Gesso
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Large Heart
That's Crafty! Textures Collection Stamps ~ Set 1
That's Crafty! Textures Collection Stamps ~ Set 2
That's Crafty! Motivational Word Stamps ~ Set 1
WOW Clear Embossing Powder
WOW Rich Gold Embossing Powder
Pebeo Gilding Wax

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  1. anything made with hearts I just love and this is in my love area.xx

  2. I love your very creative heart, dear Tracey. All the embossing must look fabulous in real life, and with the touches of gold, I can imagine how very gorgeous and shimmery it is.
    So happy I could inspire you to use some gems, they look beautiful centered ,in and on ,your different circles !!
    And yes, -let us chose " Be Creative" together Tracey . Hugs, xx

    1. Always better on the *Creative* Side Dorthe, Thank you for your kind compliments xx

  3. Wow Tracey! This is absolutely gorgeous, amazing detail and layering and the textured elements are just fabulous.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you so much Fliss, it was fun layering it all up xx

  4. Oh Tracey this is fabulous. I love the textures and colours used. Great make.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

  5. Ooooh love the back of your heart, so much colour and texture, fabulous
    Amanda X

    1. Aww Thanks Amanda, the Oxides really do give a super blend of colour when embossed xx

  6. Ooooh stunning textures on this Tracey, it looks very enamel like,lush!!
    Donna xx

  7. This is beautiful Tracey xx


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