basis of emotional life: the source and center of emotional life, where the deepest and sincerest feelings are located and a person is most vulnerable to pain
Over at the Cricut Circle blog we have a monthly challenge, which is:
"This month, we want you to display your passion for your craft by creating a piece of wall art to display in your home, office, or wherever! The topic can be whatever you wish . . . just use your craftiness to make something you can display and share with others."
Well they don't have to ask me twice! lol I love making my wall hangings and giving them as gifts, but this one is for me. Since my divorce I have felt a little shut off and sometimes I wonder...
Do you have the key to my heart?
The size of my wall hanging is 6 x 12", made of cardboard. I tore pages from an old book and mod podged, but they were too yellowed so I then did a white wash. Then I inked the edges of the plaque.
Next I cut my bird cage and distressed the edges some, cut out the heart from red material and the wings are actually cut from the swan wings. Then I stickled the wings and let them dry. Next I added gems to the birdcage, punched a hole at the bottom of the cage and sewed an old piece of necklace to it, finished it off with the polka dot bow.
My bow is made up of several layers of ribbon and lace. The lace and the polka dot ribbon were created but doing a running stitch along the bottom and then pulling the ribbon to form a circle and then tacked it closed. The red ribbon are loops that are glued in individually and the center red rosette was created using the folded ribbon technique ( one of my favorites ) Go here to the Really Reasonable Ribbon site and there is an extremely easy video tutorial to make them, and trust me, if I can do it, then anyone can!
Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge
Serenade cartridge ( bird cage )
Art Nouveux cartridge ( swan wings for heart )
Don Juan cartridge ( letters )
for the heart, I forgot which cartridge I used, sorry
Really Reasonable Ribbon January and September club assortment and twine assortment
stickles - Crystal
puffy silver swirl, gems - Jolees
chains, necklace - misc.