Sunday, February 20, 2011

Time for some art, time to get back to blogging

Hi there, with One World One Heart, My Blogoversary and celebrating 200 followers. I feel like I am neglecting my art, my sharing, yaking, ranting, and most of all neglecting my followers who come here for this kind of stuff! LOL

Tomorrow there will be some yakking and ranting :)

Tonight a piece of art!

This was for a swap, that I actually do NOT remembering signing up for, LOL Not because it was for chunky ATCs which I love! However it was for a Valentine's Chunky.  I really do not do anything for Valentine's. (not since the kids were small) I was pleased with how it came out, and was almost sorry I had to give it away. :)

ok so here we go:
Started with a piece of 2 X 4 that  is cut at 3.5", then I sanded it all and even beveled all the edges with the sander. I put a 2 coats of gesso on it, then 2 coats of a berry color acrylic paint, then crackle medium, then a very pale pink acrylic paint. This image was from one of the vintage image sites, the German scrap leaf is from ARTchix STUDIO, then there is a small chipboard heart with foil accent stripes

 I typed the words...light purple ink on a gray background. Berry colored translucent hearts by ARTchix STUDIO, hot pink chain...found item :) I attached the hearts to the chain with jump rings and fastened it on the top, it dangles freely on this side.

 This PINK gal image is from ARTchix STUDIO, the flower wreath image is from DOVER DESIGNS. Typed words by me, berry colored ink on white, Cotton candy STICKLES by Ranger, German scrap cupid by ARTchix STUDIO

 Small mixed rose bouquet image by DOVER DESIGN, cotton candy STICKLES by Ranger, Pink Plastic heart--found earring. I made legs from 8 Purple with Pink iridescent overlay pony beads, unfortunately the pink doesn't show up so well.

 the outer part of the small chipboard heart with foil accents, I filled the center of it with Cotton Candy STICKLES by Ranger, scalloped, page print flower with shimmer mists, button and glitter  I purchased from DETAILED 4U COLLECTIONS at
I added cotton candy STICKLES to the center of the button

a slightly different view of the top.
I signed the bottom with a black sharpie. Then spray sealed the whole block with Krylon made the sharpie run, lesson learned. LOL

I hope you like this, as I hope the recipient does.
Happy Sunday Evening!


Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Usually I do *something* crafty for every little holiday but I did absolutely nothing for Valentine's Day. This turned out really nice! I love all the layers to it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Susan, What a wonderful chuncky atc ,hopefully you will get one just as nice in return.
I wanted to let you know I received the dies, Thank you so much, they will go to great use. Also wondering if you got my package yet?
Thanks again, I'll be away for a few days with no internet connection.Just so you know
hugs Lynn

Micki said...

I love what you did. I also enjoy playing with mediums and paints. I have funny enough not used digital art...What is the best way to print it off to get the best quality and does it tend to get pricey? I would love for you to tell me how you do it.

Carmen said...

Love all that crackling. Will be interesting to see what you get back if you don't remember signing up :P

jacque4u2c said...


This is so gorgeous! I love all the techniques you used on it. The crackling is just so perfect for this piece. Thanks for including one of my paper flowers - it is just a stunning piece.

Beadwright said...

Susan this is just awesome!!! I love every angle of it. Lucky person who gets this.

trisha too said...

Been looking at chunky atcs--they look like they'd be fun to make, and yours turned out great. I really like all your details--the fancy flower, the crackling, and the charms really make it.

just me said...

love the chunky aceo! lucky swap partner!

Maggi said...

Wow, this is awesome! I've never tried doing chunky ATCs before, I have to give this a try!

Your partner is super lucky, you did an amazing job!

ByLightOfMoon said...

HI Susan,

I just wanted to come back and visit with you after OWOH event is over. I do admire that you describe how you made your beautiful art project and I know that lucky winner from your exchange will be Over The Top HApPY!

It is beautiful and you did wonderful work with it.
I found a canvas at the thrift store with a sailboat on it and I wondered if I can "gesso" over it to reuse for something else.
It was a pretty sailboat but I wanted to try a canvas without spending a lot for it. I got it for 39 cents, not bad for a try out piece.

See you later,
Smiles, Cyndi

craftycrafter said...

Wow this is amazing the flower is beautiful you have made this look so special love Dorothy

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a lovely little craft! All those wonderful details, and i love the way you painted it!

I forgot to say, i'm a new follower! :)