Monday, February 6, 2017

2 Hearts 1 Love with Charlene Byrd

Hello blogger friends!
Charlene here!

With Valentine’s right around the corner I thought instead of creating a layout I would create something that could be used as a gift. Today I am excited to share with you a beautiful decorative wall piece that could sit in a photo easel (like I’ve done), hang on the wall or it could easily be put into a 12 x 12 frame. This was designed with Southern Ridge’s 9 Hole Circle Tray. It’s 12 x 12, made out of wood so it’s super sturdy and comes with the top piece that has 9 holes cut into it and a full background piece to place on the back when you’re finished designing (so it covers up the back).

I simply painted the frame with Black Acrylic paint and sanded the edges. Then I started playing with the 9 holes. I chose to showcase 2 of my favourite photos of my hubby and I and then create in the other 7 spots.

The Filagree Bar created the anchor for the project. I started by picking out a moss coloured Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately the pump was plugged up so instead of fiddling with it I grabbed a paint brush and dipped it in the bottle. Because I had already shaken it all I got was gold glimmer, not quite the look I was going for! So I waited for the glimmer to settle to the bottom and then I re-painted just the green colour over the gold. Then once it was dry I randomly dabbed white Distress Paint over the chipboard. I was really happy with the outcome!

Then came the 2 hearts….hence the title “2 hearts, 1 love!”

The chipboard hearts were simply embossed with Emerald Creek Charred Gold and Tim Holtz Black Soot distress powders. I started by covering the heart with Charred gold, heat set it, added more embossing ink and then gently sprinkled black in random spots and heat set it again.

Then I added a few other embellishments here and then and voila….done!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

Other Products Used:

- Pion Design papers
- Prima Marketing Flowers
- Maya Road acrylic clock
- Metal embellishments
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Buttons
- Lace
- String
- Paper Doily
- Seam Binding ribbon
- Tim Holtz Black Soot Embossing Powder
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder

Happy Creating!!


1 comment:

  1. Bravo, Charlene! This is a wonderful piece of Valentine art featuring those fabulous chippies and two lovely photos of you and your hubby! What a great way to work with your products on that Filigree Bar and Filled Hearts! the bar looks amazing! Love this to pieces! Hugs!