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Monday, February 4, 2013

Altered HeART - 3 Girl JAM Challenge #11


I am quite excited today as I have been asked to be a Guest DT over at  3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog, which is a HUGE honor because I love their products, which you can find here at 3 Girl JAM.  They have wonderfully delicious crinkled seam binding, not to mention many kinds of buttons, a bow maker and more.  

This fortnight's theme is "3-D Valentine with Ribbon," and it can be anything, be it paper, altered art, whatever.  I like those kinds of challenges because the sky's the limit.  I had never really made any altered art before, so I made an altered heART as my project.  

The project was technique-heavy, way too long to describe and it was also partly a learning experience, so I'll just let the pictures do most of the talking.  I will say, however, that the base heart shape is a thin plywood shape from Michael's, approximately 9" x 9", and I covered it with red tissue, stained it with varying shades of Distress Ink, then drybrushed metallic gold acrylic paint on top of that.  And the seam binding used is that from 3 Girl JAM.  Positively delicious.

The final glittered layer uses Art Institute glitter, some of the sparkliest I've ever seen.  These wings GLOW.

Scrabble letters and a small wooden heart with a chip in it.

The small shadowbox made from a vintage cardboard jewelry box lid.

Closeup of shadow box

Gold metal piece with attached Swarovski rhinestones fit perfectly on the image of the fan.

Formerly an earring. I'm a sucker for flamingos.
Various ribbons, handmade button ornament, and
crochet "rose" made from crochet ribbon.
Tiny handmade rose, embossed with UTEE. Metallic leaves.

Double-sided glass pendant I've had for a while.

And that, dear friends, is my altered heART.  Thank you so much for joining me, and please do visit the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog to play along.  I wish you a happy, crafty, altered day if that is what your heART desires!

Happy crafting!

Supplies: everything but the kitchen sink (and even that might be there).  Most of the vintage images, i.e. Bingo card, Fan, Pansies (upper right), postcard (upper left), bluebird on shadow box are from Gecko Galz. Wings are Tim Holz. Flourishes also from Tim Holz. CI Paints used on Scrabble letters and wooden heart, inc. Sky Blue, Ivory, Rustic Red, Tan. Seam binding is from 3 Girl JAM. 

Challenges entered:

Oozak #11 - Anything Goes with Favorite Colors (red, pink, gold).
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #205 - Vintage card or project
Tuesday Throwdown #132 - Bling It On
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #118 - Your Favorite Embellishment (anything glittery)
Frilly and Funkie - Spruce It Up
Inky Impressions #95 - BINGO (Pink/Red, Sentiment, Die/Punch, or Flowers, Ribbon, Pink/Red)
Crafty Ribbons #38 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Quick Quotes #24 - Non-traditional Valentine
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #103 - Valentines
Sugar Creek Hollow #47 - Romantic Love
Creative Inspirations Inspired By - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #84 - Vintage Love


Laine said...

Wow Shea, this is jaw-droppingly fabulous. I love it all. Must have taken hours to create.

Kristi said...

Holy Smokes!!!!!this is truly stunning!!!! great work Shea!!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Oh Shea you just amaze me my friend this is absolutely stunning!! I would love to just set with this heart and touch and look at everything all the things hidden and visible are amazing so beautiful!!!! Love it!

Viv's Visuals said...

Just beautiful Shea - our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers ( is Vintage Love this week if you fancy joining us - total of 15 challenges so you're within the numbers!x

Tonya said...

This is really gorgeous. So many great details. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Good luck in the Xyron, Sticker Maker drawing.

KimCreate said...

Wow!!! Your creation is beautiful! Thanks for joining the Tuesday THrowdown!
Kim L.

Donna Ellis said...

Shea, I don't even know what to say - your heart-full creation is amazing - not only because it is a heart, but because it contains so many unique, delightful, art-full, gorgeous goodies - just like someone's heart - it feels like there is something Nature-wise, techno, fun, human emotion, etc -- just so much in one project. I see something like this and immediately wonder at the beauty of the soul who created it. I wanted, also, to thank you for your very generous, kind words today on my blog. I've been renewed by your words, and inspired by your latest projects on your blog. Thanks so much! hugs, de

jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW Shea!!! This is incredible!!! simply stunning and over the top AMAZING!!!!
I am so excited that you shared this project with us over as a 3 Girl Jam Guest Designer!! I am blown away with all the details, embellishments and creativity!
Thanks so much for sharing, being an awesome guest and for linking this stunner over at Creative Inspirations paint :)

3 Girl JAM said...

This is absolutely fabulous Shea! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You are an amazing artist!


Kylie said...

Wow! All those goodies on that one heart and perfectly vintage! Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

Laura said...

Wow, Shea!
Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons again for 'anything goes with ribbon'

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a stunning project.Love the design with the wings, letters and sparkle. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Raquel said...

Amazing project! Wow! My eyes are all over the place seeing new things every time I look at this project... love it!

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Heather said...

I love the way you used the Gecko Galz images! What a great piece!! Looks like soooo much fun to make!!
Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

cebelica said...

Wow - that's the first and the only thing that came to my mind when I saw this project. It's absolutely stunning. I love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Marge said...

WHOA -- what a GORGEOUS mixed media piece this is -- thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Papercraft By Carole said...

What an incredible piece. So much work has gone into it. You should be very proud of it. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

fionalawlor said...

Wow this is amazing :) So many gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Vintage Love challenge.
Fiona x

Rebecca Deeprose said...

This is one, FUN heart Shea!! It makes me smile ;)

Emma H said...

Hee hee, I think I can see the kitchen sink in there! This is incredible, everything works together so beautifully, what a fabulous project! Loving all the sparkle too! Thanks for joining at at Oozak this week!

Cec said...

What a fabulous shabby creation. I love all the fun elements you have added. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

WOW! So much eye candy to look at. Double WOW! So glad you joined us at Quick Quotes for our latest challenge.

Barb Craft said...

Holy Cow! This is so full of crafty goodness I don't even know where to start!! I LOVE all the elements and layering and glitter!! Thanks for taking on our challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

barb :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome! So much for the eyes to behold. Great job on this gorgeous heart. Thanks for playing along with Quick Quotes!

Sharon said...

Wow! Stunning piece of art. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck. Sharon x

Lynn said...

What a beautifully embellished project. Love every little detail on it. Thanks so much for joining at us at Quick Quotes!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Awesome piece! I love all the details. Thanks for joining the challenge at Quick Quotes!

wendyp said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the vintage feel this has! Thanks for playing along with this months Quick Quotes challenge!