Sunday, 1 September 2013

Lynne Perella Hanging Heart Inspired by Helen Chilton for Paper Artsy

Another amazing week on the Paper Artsy blog and Darcy has launched some fabulous new stamps in the Eclectica range! I have made a papier mache heart using Lynne Perella stamps inspired by Helen Chilton's post which you can see here, and am entering it for the challenge here.

I followed Helen's advice and painted the heart with Snowflake first so that when I painted the Limelight it would be a strong colour, then added the crackle, then thick brush strokes of Bora Bora. I used the script from LP 014 in Magenta Hue Archival and the Mini 26 which echos the script at the bottom of the teacup lady, also from LP 014. I covered her with Fresco Gloss Glaze which Leandra advised a while back in her video to bring out the colours.

I made a shrink plastic heart from LP 015, using the script to fill in the blank edges, taking inspiration from Carol Quance's charm bracelet a few weeks ago (love how all the tips start to come together). It was an afterthought to turn it into a flower by adding a shrink plastic stem from Lin Brown's Eclectica. The finishing touch was to stitch some of the funky bobble trim that was in my Monster Monday box to the cord, which I thought went well with the neon colours I had used.

I would just like to say on here, huge congratulations to the Paper Artsy followers who are having their amazing work showcased on the PA blog at the moment. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at their projects last night. Just as much fun as seeing the talented Guest Designers.


  1. Hello Lucy, that is beautiful. I love that image & it was a great idea to make the little SP heart flower - love the LB stem!
    Thanks so much for your very kind comment on my blog. I do like the image I used on mine, but I'm just not sure it suits the heart. I think I applied too much pressure when I stamped it on the tissue, losing some of the detail & making it darker than it really is, but I didn't realise until I'd stuck it on the heart. A lesson learnt. :)

  2. Love your shrink plastic heart flower. What a lovely idea. I agree, all the tips seem to be coming together. It's been such a wow month I am glad this week to just see what everyone else has been doing and digest some of the fabulous tips and techniques. Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comment. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a little sunshine

  3. I love this project. Lucy. Teacup lady is a brilliant image and one I'd so like to own: on the wish list, of course! The colours look really great on this. I'm trying to catch up on commenting - where does time go? Kitchen floor beckons, oh dear! Julie Ann xx

  4. Beautiful heart Lucy glad you got to play along :D

  5. Fabulous heart, Lucy. I love that lady with a tea cup but for some reason haven't bought that stamp set - yet!

  6. How cute is that... lovely tinting on the image!
    Alison x