19 April 2015

Rusty Heart

Today is my birthday and I managed to squeeze a few minutes in between opening gifts and replying to the really unexpected ton of FaceBook and Twitter messages to pop into the Studio! I had nurtured this idea all week when PaperArtsy published their latest challenge - Niches. Then the lovely Wanda Hentges posted a similar idea so I knew that mine had to be made! 
I die cut four ATCs from mount board and then I die cut the heart from three of them. In hindsight I'll cut the heart at the same time as the ATC - it's quicker! Then I used  pretty much all of the blue Frescos I own (and I think I own them all!) and brayered the top ATC mixing a little Concrete into the final layers. For a final finish I added a PaperArtsy script stamp lightly stamped with Distress Ink. Then I did the same with reds for the bottom ATC. Treasure Gold, rusty wire and a rusty washer (found in a car park!) and it was complete! Thank you for popping over!
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14 comments:

Helen said...

It's gorgeous, and I hope you enjoyed your birthday and got some great presents.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really love this, Gabrielle. It's such a great way to make a nice and I adore the rusty wire. Sounds like you had a good birthday. I'm so glad! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great Atc Gabrielle love how you have used the wire. Hope you was spoilt for your birthday xx

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the simplicity of this. Hope you had a great day yesterday x

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous - I love the subtle script, and the rusty wire is fab! Hope you had a great day yesterday.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! I love this ATC. A great contrast of the tender subject of a heart mixed with the rusty grunge of the washer and wire. Beauty and the Beast.

Hazel Agnew said...

It's so rustic ally gorgeous. Love everything . X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely birthday.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love this. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous gabby, I hope you had a good birthday,

Lucy x

Darcy UK said...

oh love the simplicity of this, the new paint against the old rustiness is so beautiful.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! this is fantastic, lovely heart and great idea, perfect! xx

Wanda Hentges said...

It's fabulous, Gabrielle!!!!