11 February 2013

Valentine


Hi everyone and I hope you're keeping warm if you're here in the UK. More snow down here in the south and very pretty it is as long as the roads stay clear :D, a photo I took today is further down. For this project I've tried colouring directly onto a wooden heart decoration, I like to see the effects I get on different surfaces. I used pencils and as the wood is a very soft wood the effect is less precise than but I like the rustic effect. I coloured a background but left the edges uncoloured. On this side I've used Tilda with dot bow and the flying heart on the large hanging heart. The other hearts are freehand.



On the other side of the main heart I've used the gorgeous Tilda blowing hearts, I think she's really sweet and can be used for occasions other than valentine and of course neither of these Tilda's have wooden hearts :). The smaller wooden hearts are the same on both sides.

I'm entering into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under - Love is all around us

Midweek Magnolias - Valentine
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes



24 comments:

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Chris, love the effect of colouring straight on to the wood. Sue C x

Tine said...

This is just brilliant, Chris. You are right, the texture from colouring directly onto the wood looks fabulous.

Keep warm & keep safe. It's not bad at all here at the moment but have seen the gritters out today on the motorways at least.
Tine :)

Lou said...

Hi! oh this really is gorgeous,you're so creative Chris and love how your colouring has come out (always do:)))
We had a bit of snow but sooo cold,
take care.hugs Lou.xxx

Denise said...

This are gorgeous Chris - the pencils give a great effect on the wood.
Hugs
Denise xx

Fliss said...

This is really pretty Chris and I love the pencil colouring which looks beautiful on the wood.
Very cold here but the snow this morning was too wet to settle.
Fliss x

Boxofcolours said...

My goodness this is fantastic Chris
Hugs
Jane

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, your creations are gorgeous, love how you coloured directly onto the wood, there is a beautiful softness to the colouring and the images are all stunning. You never cease to amaze me with your talent! Hugs, Anne x

Christa said...

What a great experiment !! It turned out very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at TFM. Christa.

Julie said...

That is so cool! Just fabulous!

Hugs,
Julie

inkypinkycraft said...

a beautiful piece and love how you have coloured onto wood! trace x

Fiona said...

How lovely Chris.

Lau W said...

OMG ! this is fantastic, very nice work !
xxx

butterfly said...

So pretty! I agree, the rustic effect more than makes up for the lack of precision (still amazing colouring though)... really gorgeous! And your tiny freehand hearts make wonderful extras.
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

You are so fabulously inventive Chris - love this. Nicola x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous project, Chris! Love your beautiful coloring and what a great idea! Thanks for joining us at the Midweek Magnolias this week. Hugs, Elizabeth

Grenouille Greetings said...

Abslolutely beautiful, Chris! Your imagery has huge depth coloured directly onto these pretty hearts. Hugs, Lesley

Christina C. said...

Your hearts are gorgeous....love the texture and the beautiful Tildas!

Anita Houston said...

Love the wooden heart base!!! So cute!!!

Elise said...

NO way!!! This is the coolest thing Chris!!! :) And when I first saw the pics, I thought you had coloured onto rocks. lol! Wow, wow and a huge WOW! Seriously, this is AMAZING! It's just so incredible that no matter what the surface is, no matter what the medium of choice is .. you do it all beyond AMAZING! sigh .... loOoOve! :)

Big Hugs,
Elise

Mo said...

Ohhhhhh..., woooooooow..., Chris these hearts are GORGEOUS at all !!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE them, they are a wonderful decoration for valentines day - you should sell them...?!
Big hugs from Switzerland with also lot's of snow,
Mo

Karen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in at MDUC
Hugs
Karen
xxx

sara said...

oh my goodness you are genius chris what an amazing idea just stunning thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
hugs sara x x x

Juls said...

WOWZER!!! This is amazing ... I have just bought some little hearts, A fried just bought me some decoupage paper ... which I have never used before so looking forward to doing something a little different .... but now I have seen this, I want to colour with my prisma's instead!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!! Hugs Juls

Sasha said...

Your hearts look amazing, Chris. I love the effect of your coloured pencils on the wood. So very inspirational xx