I made this Valentine's heart for my son. When I gave it to him he was genuinely thrilled and then he asked somewhat incredulously: "Am I your prince?" What a sweetie!
I'm participating with this to GC41: Chestnut Challenge - Romance over at the Gingersnap Creations.
I swiped on the craft sheet Distress Inks Broken China and Walnut Stain close to each other, misted the inks with water and perfect pearl mixture (mixed previously in a mini mister) and put my heart on top of it and swiped and tapped my hand on the heart. I heated it to fix the colors and then I repeated the procedure.
I completed the coloring with the same Distress Ink colors and the blending tool. I wanted some more movement and added some modeling paste here and there and around the edges. I dried it with the heating tool and then re-inked with the blending tool. This was my first time with the modeling paste and I had no idea how much I should use, just went with my instincs, hah, and it turned out quite nice if I say so myself.
I stamped on the right side with a Prima brick stamp using black Archival Ink. The bird and the leaves are Basic Grey chipboard pieces. i used Distress Ink Peeled Paint for the leaves and stamped on them with Wendy's Studio 490 background stamp using Coffee Archival Ink. I put some modeling paste also on the bird's belly and tail. It's inked with DI Black Soot and Starlite Silver Brilliance. On top I brushed silver perfect pearls. (which you can't see on these pics).
I heat set a turquoise rhinestone for the birdie's eye and put some more here and there on the heart. I also added a silver crown to the birdie's head. For my title I used Heidi Swapp's rub-on letters, put some white Dabber on the round metal token and glued the xoxo to an adage ticket that I had cut in two. The XOXO is the backing sheet of a stamp. I attached the adage ticket with a clip, hung the metal charm with a jump ring and a tiny safety pin to the wire that I had looped around a pencil to make the "coils". I backed the word Sweet (already carved in the Making Memory's heart) with a chocolate Bazzill cardstock and voilà!