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.

TWO HEARTS


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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7 comments:

  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!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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

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

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