February 14, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art

A big thanks to Mandy for asking me to be hostess for this Sunday's postcard art. Probably the last of the hearts we'll see as Valentine's Day weekend comes to a close. How nice that it was on a Saturday this year.

For my sample I swiped gesso across my canvas and then placed a metal textured heart into it to form my heart impression (you can see the impressions more if you click on the piece.)

I added some red ink to it to make it pop. Then I masked my heart before I stamped my music (Hampton Arts) across the background..

The border flourishes as as well as the gold embossed frame is from Autumn Leaves. The image is from CollageVisions.

Sentiment is from StampinUp.

16 comments:

Ozstuff said...

Louise, I have to say that I am ashamed of meself! There is your beautifully elegant and crafted heart theme card and, on my blog, something which is probably the complete opposite! If I have a fault (well, I do have a few, more than a few) it is never taking things seriously and after seeing your fantastic card I am thinking I should change!!

Kelly said...

beautiful postcard!

saterdays-workoutsunday-postcard-artmixed-media-mondaybirthday-bil said...

Absolutely gorgeous

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Louise, your postcard is really beautiful. Thanks for this nice theme.

Sally said...

Lovely piece, so delicate!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh what a soft heart that melts so beautifully into the background. This is an intriguing piece beautifully assembled.

Mary said...

Beautiful postcard and love the subtle blending of elements.

dutchstamptramp said...

Great theme and what an inspiring example Louise!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Louise,
This is so STUNNING. The technique you used really sets it off. I dont know if I will have a chance to play any more today. I,m out of town for the next few days. Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE this,
Lynn

sija said...

Gorgeous!

Kris Dickinson said...

Beautiful piece Louise!

Donna said...

Lovely postcard Louise......thanks for being our guest hostess this week ;)

Viola said...

All your recent pieces look so beautiful, Louise! Great work! :o)

Silvia said...

How beautiful.

Dragon said...

This was truly an inspiration... I love that you have described it in detail...
Frankie
xx

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Carole said...

What a lovely piece.