Friday, 8 February 2019

Rusty Faceted Heart

I love combining the shabby neutral look with rusty items and created this card with that in mind. I am also sharing it over on the Country View Crafts project blog today.


To me there's nothing nicer than creams, whites and browns together and to help achieve the look I layered together (from the bottom) card , patterned paper, faux shabby floorboards created with paints and inks and a deckled frame on the top.


The flowers are a mix of the new wildflowers stems with the new funky florals by Tim Holtz. The wildflower in the background was cut from media paper and acrylic watercoloured and distressed whilst the funky florals were cut from a piece of left over cardwhere I had experimented with layering acrylic paints to achieve the shabby look.


The faceted heart was also cut from a left over rust effect piece of card that has been lying in my bits box for ages - this box can be a mine of fabulous inspiration sometimes when an oddment and a die just fit together so perfectly.


The die cuts the multi-faceted shape with score lines which need to be folded and pushed into shape to get the design. You can see the wonderful height and dimension and as a card it is best given to the recipient by hand as it wouldn't survive the post in just an envelope.


I love the way the neutral palette becomes shabby with the textures and the scuffed floorboards, I must make some more pieces to be ready to use for more new creations.


Here you can see the top of the heart and how the rust enhances the contrast in the colour palette.


The same here with the lower part of the heart.


 I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this shape to see how else I can use it perhaps on media boards, canvas boards, small shadowboxes - who knows?


Thanks for stopping by and ......
xxx

21 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

A wonderful design! The neutral tones are beautiful and love the contrast of the shabby background and the fabulous rusty heart xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Brenda this really looks wonderfull , I saw the diamand when Tim showed his new products, but you made something very special with it, the colours are fantastic, and the flowers looks very beautifull in it!! Love it, love it love it!!

Have fun and have a nice weekend!!
MAria

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love creams, whites and browns too and this is so eye catching. Gorgeous piece ❤️❤️

Miriam said...

That's beautiful Brenda. I love the effect of the rust against the subtle background

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic card, Brenda. Love how you used the heart as a vase for the flowers.

Meggymay said...

A stunning project Brenda, I love how you framed the beautiful flowers and the rusty effects give a real pop of colour.
Yvonne xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous , Brenda . The neutral colour palette works so well with the rusty tones of the faceted heart - an ideal partnership . Love the design . Looking forward to your future projects using the heart .
have a lovely weekend x

Rosie said...

I just love your use of a soft colour palette. So effective!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, it's so stunning!! The rusty dimensional heart is amazing!! And so creative to use it as a vase!! I love the colors you used!! This is spectacular!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I agree wholeheartedly (no pun intended) that this colour palette is a delight and the faceted heart is a creation of genius that could have been so easily overlooked. A composition that brings a smile to my face Brenda, a real pleasure to look at. Thanks so much for sharing, there's so much beauty within it's design.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend Hugs Tracey xx
P.S Thank you so much for your kind words earlier today, they mean a lot x

Kate Yetter said...

A masterpiece using that heart die! Beautiful, Brenda! I love the rusty contrast to the white/neutral background and embellishments.
Kate

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning !! The fabulous neutral colour palette works so well with the rusty heart. A real beauty !! x

Redanne said...

What a beautiful post Brenda, I loved reading your thoughts as you put this gorgeous creation together. The faux floorboard background is stunning, as is the rusty heart. The neutral tones are so restful and the perfect backdrop for the florals. I love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Your card is so beautiful Brenda and I love the colour combination x Great background for your florals and the heart...love it !!!

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Gina said...

Seriously Brenda.... I honestly thought the heart WAS real metal...I can even taste it *if you get what I mean*. Stunning work yet again XXX

froebelsternchen said...

I love this Brenda! It is unique and simply AMAZING! hugs Susi

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning card Brenda!! Yes, those subtle muted colours are gorgeous, like you I love them, thoughnI never seem to achieve them in my own work for some reason....

Fabulous layers and the way the heart has turned out is GORGEOUS! A really wonderful card that is going to make someone very happy!!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned this beauty. Love the flowers coming out but oh that rust!!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I am loving this Brenda. That is a great idea for using the 3D heart. Have a great week. Hugs, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

Your leftover rust paper and that heart die really are a match made in heaven - it looks simply amazing. I love the gentle colour tones in the shabby planks, and the delicate, pale flower stems. All just lovely lovely lovely!
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My!! Elegant and shabby - a great combination! Chrisx