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Sunday, March 04, 2012

The Fragile Heart




Here is a piece I made for a challenge on The Cupboard Trilogy Blog.  The main stamp used in this piece is a cover stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine designed by the late, great Sarah Lawrence of Crafty Notions who passed away very suddenly in December 2011.

The challenge is to design a piece of craft using the cover stamp. 





I have used a box that originally contained Valentine chocolates and have altered it to contain a flower made from the hearts depicted in the stamp. The box was painted with red satin acrylic paint and stamped on the outside with a swirl stamp inked in Stazon Gold.  The three hearts were coloured in Posca gold pen and edged in Posca black fineliner.

The inside of the box was lined with spotty red paper and decorated with a flower made from the heart stamp which had been stamped a number of times in black Archival ink and coloured with barn door Distress ink.  Glossy accents was used to assemble the heart 'petals' finally adding a red glass cabochon as a centre.






The words were printed on the printer and added over another stamped heart on foam pads. Hope this is a fitting tribute in the memory of a great crafting icon !

Sid xx

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18 comments:

  1. It's great!I love all the hearts in the box.

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  2. gorgeous Sid. those hearts are very effective inside the box

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  3. One of my favourite Craft Stamper cover stamps ever - and I love what you've done with it.

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  4. That is a lovely piece... Very fitting.

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  5. This is fabulous Sid.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Lovely piece Sid, the heart flower looks fabulous - love the glass centre paired up with the sentiment.

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  7. Just lovely...I have used that stamp lots too

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  8. Beautiful stamp and so versatile, the flower is beautiful. Hope the box will be treasured.

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  9. What a fabulous project Sid! Love it!

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  10. What a fantastic box, I love how you have used the stamp. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge Sid & good luck!
    Jane
    TCT blog

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  11. This is just so beautiful - and love the suprise inside the box. So vibrant and rich - perfect

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  12. Love what you have done with this stamp Sid ! Thank you for visiting my blog...Ju

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  13. Hello Sid . Love that heart flower . This project is a lovely tribute to someone that you admired .

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  14. You certainly did Sarah proud with this Sid.
    Hugs, Neet x

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