Friday, 1 February 2019

Your Heart's Desire - vintage shabby mixed media board

I have worked on a large board 25 x 30 cms using DecoArt Media paints and mediums and Tim Holtz idea'ology amongst other bits and pieces. I love the vintage shabby effects and how it all went together. This is my sample for this month's theme at A Vintage Journey called Your Heart's Desire and where Annie is host and since February is the month of love she wants to see hearts as the main focus of the project. I think I've met the challenge!!!
I'm looking to include this in my Workshop list this year so no tutorial or step outs today I'm afraid.


The main heart is made of chipboard, textured and painted.


I created a lovely shabby coloured background panel  ......


..... over which sits a frame and other elements that build the composition.


There's some gorgeous crackle as a border to frame the whole design .....


 .... and one pop of red with this cute little heart that sits on a shelf with a quote chip and a happy  couple from the paper dolls set


 I hope you find time to listen to your heart and hopefully some time to join in our linky with a heart project you  might be making in February.


There's more inspiration over at A Vintage Journey, if you have a moment to pop over to see what some of the other members of the team have made.

Thanks for stopping by and 


23 comments:

Rhonda said...

I LOVE the techniques you used. Hoping to learn how to do some of these things this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

Annie said...

What a fantastic creation Brenda x I love the background and the washed papers on your panel. Lots of lovely details and plenty of hearts xx

TFS and have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful framed project Brenda! love all the hearts, the crackle and layering of papers on your background!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous base layers and techniques, its a beautiful project Brenda.
Yvonne xx

Gina said...

Yep, I think you just scraped in on the hearts theme lol. Utterly beautiful XXX

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning design Brenda - from the photos it is fabulous, in real life even better!! In love with the subtle toned layers, with their varying effects and textures. Superb xxx

Redanne said...

A stunning project Brenda, I love the beautiful layering and the crackle in the background is gorgeous. This will make a wonderful workshop project. Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

This is so amazing, Brenda!! I absolutely love the beautiful background with the crackle!! I never would've known that heart started out as chipboard!! This is spectacular!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

There's lots of lovely layers to delve into within this piece Brenda, I will be so envious of those attending this workshop. A creation full of love from start to finish with that delicious crackle to frame it all with perfection. A real delight to my eyes.
Thank you for sharing this inspirational piece. I LOVE it!!
Hugs Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning multi layered shabby piece Brenda with all your hallmark clever tricks of the trade. The final piece looks wonderful and I adore the muted colour tones! How I would love to do a workshop with you one day..... xxx

A Pink said...

Fabulous layers, texture, detail and collaged elements all working together due to your talented hand and eye to create a really gorgeous piece of art.
Sure it will be a sell out workshop when you teach it .

Stay warm and toasty this weekend
Hugs x

butterfly said...

Oh, gorgeous - I love the patchwork collaged panel, and the fabulous shabby chic weathered white look over the whole piece. So nostalgic, and romantic, and just plain lovely!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Tis looks stunning Brenda, love the weathered shabby chic style, love the collaged paper background and so many romantic details. This will be a very popular workshop, wish I lived nearer.
Avril xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful project!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

This is fabulous Brenda, lucky students who will get to make it with you! Adore the textured heart and that fabulous collage background with that yummy crackle, stunning as always! Deb xo

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, this just speaks to my shabby heart! I love the patchwork background, surrounded by that amazing crackle! That focal heart is stunning, and the stitched hearts down the side is a sweet touch to this magnificent design! LOVE it! Hugs!

Jane said...

Wow Brenda what a gorgeous project. So very you with all those delicious layers and textures. I ❤ it xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Every part of this wonderful project is just stunning. The gorgeous patchwork background, the textured heart, the crackle frame ...... all so beautifuly put together in your fabulous style. I really love this x

froebelsternchen said...

Wow- simply a masterpiece Brenda! This must take days to complete! Wonderful art !

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love every single detail, colors are amazing, so soft! Wonderful project! barbara

Kaz Hall said...

Such a beautiful romantic make... fabulous as always xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving all the layering Brenda. Your couple look so at home and their shading makes them so 3D. Love it all. Xx ❤️

Paper Wishes said...

Love the muted pastels you created for the background and gorgeous crackle on the frame.