Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quietfire Queen of Hearts 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

Here is my contribution!





My base is 140# watercolor paper.  I created a pattern from copy paper the old fashioned heart making way - fold the paper in half and cut a heart :-)  I took the pattern, laid it on the watercolor paper, drew around it with a pencil, tore out the heart following the line as best I could while tearing, and erased any pencil marks left on the paper.  I created a resist by sponging Golden's gel medium matte through a stencil (TCW), dried it and sprayed the heart with Distress stain sprays.  I blotted up the excess stain, dried the heart, used my finger to pick up extra stain from my craft sheet and added it to the edges of the heart to darken them.  I stamped and embossed the quote (minus the heart at the top) onto the heart.  I stamped the heart on a scrap of white card, tore it out in a heart shape, added dots with a Posca marker and added it to the heart on an Idea-ology memo pin.  The leaves are cut with a die (Memory Box), sprayed with Dylusions, and stamped with a script stamp.  The flowers are made from copy paper - punch flowers, stack them up (I used 5-6 for the small flowers and 8-9 for the large), put a brad in the center, crumple them petal by petal to the center and then pull them back out.  To color, I sprayed some water on the flower, picked up Distress stain spray with a paint brush and dabbed the edges of the flower petals. The hanger is crinkle ribbon colored with Distress stain sprays.  




All the projects for the hop are fabulous and, if you've missed any, I encourage you to go back and see them.  Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer has or will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn
Jan 23 - Suzanne 


For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday January 25th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts!


Thanks for stopping by!!!





95 comments:

C. M. Taylor said...

You are the best! I can't remember how long it has been since I actually tore a heart shape from paper! Back to the basics and a beautiful design. Thanks for the reminder of the old fashioned valentine.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :) Thanks for all the little hints n tips throughout too.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

So pretty thanks for sharing all the tips on how you created it .

Pam said...

This is gorgeous!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL sentiment and BEAUTIFUL heart Wanda!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your recipe for awesomeness too!!! I am trying to learn new techniques and revisit some old ones this year, today was old fashioned tracing to transfer to watercolour paper, you never know, some tearing might be next!!!

Colleen Howell said...

Wow love this heart, it is so pretty!!!!

Heather Thompson said...

awesome job wanda! love the colors!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great job Wanda! This is so pretty!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! So pretty with the shading on the flowers.

jcobb said...

Beautiful! I have a wooden heart-shaped plaque that this would work great on! Thanks for the inspiration!

christi said...

cool design on the paper and I love the flowers with the color tipped ends. it's a throwback to my gs days.

barbara macaskill said...

I love that you tore the heart out instead of cutting it! I think the torn edges are beautiful and those flowers are delicious! TFS!

Robyn said...

Wow! I would love to hand this anywhere in my home, or gift it to anyone !
I'm so glad we are hop mates today!
thanks for the inspiration and all you do for Quietfire Design.

donna sherman said...

Beautiful heart and flowers! Wonderful coloring on flowers! I like the heart also on the pin! Beautiful project!

Felicia Aaron said...

Wanda, this is just precious! I love it! So creative and I just love, love those colors! Haven't used the Distress Stain sprays yet, but they look fabulous! This is just all cuteness to hang anywhere to bring a smile! Blessings, my friend! :)

SuzieJ said...

Very pretty

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the colors and the flowers.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute idea, executed beautifully.

Anne said...

I'm loving the colours, different to traditional pinks and reds and just so pretty and fabby-dosey! Bravo!

Sue S said...

I love how beautiful the carnations are. I keep telling myself to get some of the sprays but then it goes to stamps and paper.

D.Ann said...

Sooo sweet!

Mickey Drake said...

I like the idea of a hanger heart. Love the colors you used, lots of creativity going on here! The Quietfire sentiments are always so beautiful, how can you go wrong!? :)

KVencel said...

Wow! Love the non-traditional colors for this project. I love the way the colors & the design compliment each other so well! I just might need to try watercolors after seeing this wonderful design!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and I just adore what you did for flowers! ♥

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.
the sentiment is so pretty.
Great to have something to hand and display after the holiday.
thanks for sharing.

Beth Gibson said...

Unique!!! This is a great display piece for sure! :)

Jackie said...

Great project! I love the look and feel of watercolor paper, and after seeing your lovely heart project, I will be tearing up hearts myself :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Yogi said...

beautiful. Interesting flowers, love the edges. Have a great day

Therese said...

Love resists and watercolour!! Beautiful heart creation with so much texture and a beautiful quote!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.ca

McStamper said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Elegant creation. Colors are very pretty.

donna said...

very creative--I love the colours

Jutta said...

Love everything about your heart Wanda, a touch of spring in the middle of winter! A treasure to display all year. TFS! :)

Froggietalks said...

Wowza! That is an amazing piece Wanda! I now have to go make a TON of flowers using copy paper and Distress stains now :D Thanks for the inspiration!

Christi Conley said...

I was just thinking about resists & I had no idea that gel could be used! Thanks so much for the info and for sharing your lovely heart :)

cghundley said...

So very pretty and
would look lovely
hung up! Great idea.
Carla from Utah

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

gorgeous hanging. Love the resist effect and the torn heart is just wonderful. So fun to see the punched flowers with the colored edge. they looked to me like carnations and really accented the stamp. Great job and fun tutorial

Ina Good said...

thanks for sharing your pretty heart hanging!

Shirley said...

Oh, it's beautifully different! Great idea : )

BarbaraW said...

Love the heart shaped background for this wonderful sentiment. The flowers are a beautiful addition.

Linda Lofton said...

What a beautiful project.

LeeBeth said...

So creative. Enjoyed seeing it.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful project! I love the colors and dimension!

Janis said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the shabby look of the torn edges!!!
Wonderful colors and I love the flowers and sentiment.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Maria Alder said...

Love the heart. Lovely colours tfs.

Jean said...

So pretty!

Rebecca Billard said...

Sooo Beautiful! Thanks for reminding us how to make a heart, I can't remember the last time I saw anyone make a heart this way! Love the colors and the torn edges! Thanks for the inspiration!

Saundra A said...

Wow! This is so pretty and interesting. The heart almost looks like felt in picture. Great technique!

Sheree Timmermans said...

What a lovely keepsake item. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

peaches234 said...

I will be trying your technique with the flowers. Thanks.

Beach Girl 115 said...

Thanks for the great explanation you gave on how you created your piece. I especially love your use of non-traditional colors for Valentine's Day!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

BEAUTIFUL! Such wonderful colors and texture! I would keep this up all year!

Cathy Hanes said...

WHO would have THUNK??? BLUE!!! And it's BLEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely gorgeous... thanks SO much!!

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty. I love the arty feel to this.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very Beautiful!!

stamper said...

What a fantastic project Wanda! I love it!

Josie said...

What a truly lovely card...I especially like the shape and your wonderful explanation. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

adziamar said...

Wonderful project, I love the folwers, amaizing

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow! This sounded like so much to make! Love the blues in it.

Its In Our Hands said...

LOVE the resist technique. Can't wait to try it! Thanks so much!!

Bon Neeley said...

Sounds like a fun card to make.

manateegirl said...

This is a card and a present--cool idea!

Jenny Sullivan said...

WOW. Beautiful colors. Thank you for all of your hint and tips. I will be using them. Thank you. Jenny

Janet L. said...

Love the colors, flowers, shapes and all!!

Mary Morgan said...

What a creative way to use that stamp!

Evelyn said...

Love the blues.

Linda Chidster said...

S T U N N I N G !!!
OMGosh the Flowers are Soooo PRETTY!!!
The Embellishments are G R E A T !!!

C. M. Taylor said...

I keep coming back to your torn heart. I love your heart card and the simplicity of your basic design layout. What a great foundation to making a spectacular card!

grammypat said...

Really liked your method of doing the outside of the heart by tearing around the edges . The card reminds me of the retro cards. Neat.

Kate B said...

Tearing hearts takes me way back to good memories. You've done a beautiful piece for the home

Janice said...

Lovely project, and I like that you have used non-traditional colours. Would be proud to hang that anywhere.

dorothy harrison said...

A lot of thought and time spent creating this unique project! Someone will be very happy to get such a joyful gift!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A beautiful project, Wanda! I love those inked flowers and ribbon!

Nancy Carroll said...

LOVE the heart, truly a piece of art.

Debbie said...

Wow! Lots of flowers!

Lynn c said...

Just beautiful! My favorite colors to use when making cards. Flowers on any projects just completes the project. ☺

Sheila said...

Very soothing colors! Love the art project as stamps can be used for more than just making cards or decorating scrapbook pages. Hat's off to you for a different project.

Lynne said...

Wanda - I always enjoy your artwork. Love this beautiful heart!.

Gail Dougherty said...

I really love the heart! What beautiful work!

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your heart! The colors annd flowers make for a gorgeous piece of art! Thx for sharing.

CAJ30 said...

Very nice! Like the blue colour for a change from the usual red and pink.

Charmaine Stack said...

I think this is my fave sentiment from the newest batch of rubber. You have done a lovely job with the stencillin, the rich colours and framing with the flowers. I "heart" this!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable and I like that it is not the color is different.

Sonia said...

Beautiful!!!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely color combination, and a nice design!!!
TFS,
Jan Castle

Joni said...

Wanda, I love the color combination - so often things go red and white for love sayings, especially this time of year. I really like the saying and how well all the pieces work together in the card. The flowers are awesome!

TRK said...

Fun card and great use of color.

Bidgebug2002 said...

Beautiful :)

Josie said...

So very beautiful....I just adore it. Thanks for sharing.

kathleen brackett said...

Such pretty stuff. It's difficult to put it in words.

Beth Akins said...

You color combination is one of my favorites! It's beautiful

Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful. I really appreciate that you shared with us all how you did this project with watercolour paper. I have never tried this technique before but I certainly will tomorrow.

SharonH said...

I like the way you made the card. It's more likely to stay out than a simple card that just sits there.

Judy Stevens said...

Great design and I love that you used blue. Beautiful!

vickienipp said...

I love this stamp!!! thanks for the inspiration!!