2 August 2012

15 years...!

Well,  today marks our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We've actually been together 24.5 years (pretty much to the day!) so that makes us childhood sweethearts I guess (Note: I might want you to think I am younger than I am!) To celebrate I thought I'd make my rather lovely husband a little something but it needed to be a little masculine as he really isn't a pink, fluffy kinda guy...!
I took a Heart Art Part (ooh! That rhymes!) and covered it with metal tape and then went bonkers with a metal tool creating faux stitching. Don't have a metal tool? A pencil is the perfect tool! Honestly! It works a treat! Then I covered it all with Gold Alcohol Ink and rubbed Little Black  Dress Fresco Finish paint over the top and wiped it off with a piece of kitchen roll. Behind the aperture I added some wire mesh. I took a leaf Art Part and covered it with metal tape and did the same technique as before but used Lettuce Alcohol Ink. I then took some Grunge paper, covered it with tape as before and stamped some Studio 490 flowers on the reverse. I cut them out, used a metal tool and then, as before added Alcohol Ink (Red Pepper on the larger and Sunset Orange on the smaller) and black paint. I curled the petals before adhering them to the leaf. 
In the centre of the flower I added a Blossom Bucket piece and a Bingo piece that I added metal tape to the top, Sunset Orange Alcohol Ink and black paint, with more paint round the outside. A little Ideaology and it was finished.
I thought I might leave you with a picture from our wedding...! Blimey! We looked young!!!
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12 comments:

Helen said...

Just love your gift for David, and you look so young...which of course, you were!! (are!) Have a fabulous night tonight and an even better one tomorrow!

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Congrats on your 15th wedding anniversary. My wedding anniversary was 2 days ago and we celebrated 11th years. I absolutely adore your present you made for your husband. It is super stunning!
Michaela xx

wendy vecchi said...

happy anniversary to you!
this is absolutely wonderful!
I love it!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous photo, you were obviously a child bride. :) Happy anniversary again & your gift to your OH is beautiful.

May said...

Happy Anniversary Gabrielle & David... your heart is stunning I'm sure your lovely DH will love it.. Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Happy Anniversary from me too! Love your gift for hubby, it is quite stunning, that flower is just amazing with the 15 bingo piece on it and love the wire mesh bit too - it is gorgeous! Love your pic too. A x

Bev said...

What a lovely gift!! Just super craft as always and for a FANTASTIC couple. Happy Anniversary :-)

victoria h said...

Fab wall hanging- happy anniversary.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats to your anniversary :) Your heart looks really wonderful, great texture.

Minxy said...

Happy belated anniversary wishes, I absolutely love this piece x

monique said...

congrats on the anniversary (sorry a bit late). this heart is so beautiful gorgeous

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great project! I love your metal heart and how you've added the #15 to the flower. And you sure were a beautiful bride. Happy Anniversary!