Life in Pictures by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a creation featuring That’s Crafty! MDF hearts.

What to do:

I always apply a coat of white Gesso to MDF but it’s entirely up to you.

Cover the whole large heart with a coat of blue Fresco paint, the chalkiness is perfect to stamp on. 

Stamp the large Carabelle leaf in Versamark ink, then emboss in white, heat set, this really makes the image stand out against the blue background.

Take a Dinky stencil and pounce through some black Distress ink around the right side of the heart. Then randomly stamp with black Archival ink some stamps from PaperArtsy and Katzelkraft for the background.

Splatter some white Fresco paint on the heart and add some little white buttons from your stash, I bet we all have these don’t we.

The little heart is coated with an orangey shade of Fresco, stamped with a Carabelle sentiment in black Archival. Crop a hole and attach an eyelet in the small heart and adhere to the top left side of the large heart.

You can make a hanging out of this or place on a card front…the possibilities are endless ;)

Supplies Used:


Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. That's a wonderful heart! Awesome!

  2. I love the shape of these hearts, you've created a clean, crisp look with this one Donna a real modern twist. Those white buttons are a great addition alongside the embossed leaves. It would look great in a box frame.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. It is really beautiful , I love how your white embossing-, the buttons and the eyelet , makes my eyes float from button up , and back again. The gorgeous blue tones are striking with the stenciling in both sides, and the red heart of love saying, "here I am ,I am life, ! Donna, it is so wonderful with the white splashes too. You know me now enough to know, I would never have dared the red heart, but I so admire you for doing it,- it gives the whole creation meaning and it looks amazing !!! Dear Lady hugs from me , xxx

  4. Love these hearts and still one of my favourite stamps. Fabulous make
    Amanda c

  5. Gorgeous creation Donna. The white embossing is very striking as is the contrast of the tiny heart embellishment in orange against the blue.
    Love it!
    Fliss xx

  6. I just love those white embossed leaves, and the layering of the hearts - fabulous!
    Alison x


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