Monday, February 11

Typography Love

Hello Monday my friends! So glad to have you back again, and we have a new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - TYPOGRAPHY. All you have to do is use letters this week in your project. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

I decided to dig in my stash and find different words and letters to use in a Valentine's themed project,, and I challenged myself to go outside my happy color zone and work with a different palette. I chose grey, black and pink.


I laid my pieces out in my frame to get a basic idea of my layout. Of course, I changed my mind a bit, for example, I decided to choose letters relating to love, instead of this jumble. I had found some old grunge sheets to use, but you could easily cut cardboard, or use chipboard blocks.

I used texture paste and stenciled on some letters. Then I glued on my letters for the words "Hearts".

In order to get a cohesive look for my project, I painted everything with white gesso.

Then, I painted over it with grey once it had dried. 

I used some distress oxide ink on the chipboard letters to begin to add in some pink.

And then, I just went kind of wild and forgot to take step photos. I rubbed on some black paint and stain, then some pink paint and stain. I added crackle to get more texture, and being the impatient crafter that I am, I started heating it too soon, so some areas are more flow than crack. Oh well, I can work with that. I also did some splattering.

I glued on the numbers, and hearts and added beads. I rubbed on some mica powder. Now, it's starting to come together!

Since this is all about love, I added a wedding photo, a word band and some hand dyed ribbon, plus a few drops of Nuvo (had to try it out!).

My final step was to glue on the XX and tiny heart at the top of the frame. I wanted to do XOXO, but had no O's, so this worked.

Lots of texture, black, grey and pink in my Two Hearts frame. I think this may be a gift to hubby on Valentine's Day. 

I used lots of different type on my project, from chipboard to 3D letters, to word bands and dice. So join the fun with us this week and create a project using type! Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $50 voucher to shop at their fabulous store to one  participant chosen at random. 



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  1. Oh WOW Maura! what a gorgeous panel! I love the black/pink design and the happy couple are perfect! A very romantic and artsy project! LOVE it :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Fantastic Valentine home decor Maura! Love the color combo and the way you created the texture-
    Lucyna xx

  3. Wow, what amazing texture you created on this piece! The tin heart looks amazing and I'm loving the addition of the micro beads - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  4. What a great idea to create your background with this letters!
    I love the way it turned out!! Amazing job my friend! barbara

  5. Wahoo! Look at you go with texture! I loved seeing your process here so much and as always, the thing I like the most about your artwork is the imagination that bursts through every single piece. This is insanely creative!

  6. Oh wow! There is so much work and so big 3D effect. Amazing collage of the blocks on the background and this is such a stunning piece. Love the mix of pink and dark grey with all those tine stones. Just lovely! Hugs xxx

  7. what an amazing project Maura, the texture on the background is just beautiful and love your blocks of letters, hugs kath xxx

  8. What a fabulous project Maura, adore your 'hidden' words in your amazing typography background, what a wonderful idea! Great colour palette too, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  9. This is such a stunning creation, Maura. The embellishments and all the details are so fabulous. :)

  10. Wow Maura, this is fantastic!! I love all those letters and blocks in the background. So cool! And then all the texture, beads and shine. Just beautiful!!


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