Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Home is the Heart of Christmas

Hello lovely peeps

Just popping in to show you a wooden heart that I decorated with Leonie's Welcome Home stamps and an embossing folder.

The surface of my wooden heart was a bit rough so I covered it with watercolour paper and sanded the edges down with an emery board

Next I painted on a layer of Daler Rowney Zinc Mixing White and then mixed some of this with drops of  'arctic' glitter brush pen from Leonie's Frosty Christmas set onto my craft mat.

I brushed this on with rough horizontal strokes, with some more Zinc white added in to give the impression of a cloudy sky

Near the bottom I stamped on some of the tiny trees from the Welcome Home stamp set with Black Archival ink and then coloured them in with a white gel pen.

I stamped one of the large houses onto more watercolour card and coloured it in with Begonia and Slate Spectrum Aqua Markers (plus the arctic glitter pen for the windows)

I covered the bottom of the heart with a small piece of card that I embossed with the Dotty Days folder and then glued the house on with the steps overlapping the embossed area.

For the sentiment I inked up one of the phrases from the Christmas Greetings set but masked off the 'Home' at the beginning. Instead I used the 'h 'o' 'm' 'e' stamps from the Welcome Home set.

I chose dotty white organza ribbon to hang the heart from, to match the embossed card at the bottom.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
Let's Craft & Create Challenge #127 Just beachy/red, white blue
Pile It On #132 Primary colours
Crafting By Designs Get ready for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


  1. Fabulous project I love this design Love and hugs Carole x

  2. Gorgeous project with a fantastic image.
    Valerija xx

  3. I love this, the quirky house is great and the use of the embossed card at the bottom is really effective :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  4. Loved this when I first saw it Katrina and as always when I see your tutorial there is more to the project than first meets the eye!

    Anne x

  5. What a cute project! Love the little house.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft & Create Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.

    Mary Owner & DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

  6. This is lovely.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
    Mel DT

  7. Hello dear...This is a a fab project. Ty for joining us at LCC this month....Hope to see you again.
    DT -Let's Craft and Create
    My Blog -VREnchanted Color, Craft and more...

  8. A darling heart and home scene. Great idea. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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Katrina xx