Thursday, 27 January 2011

Handmade HEART Swap


I signed up for this swap last December which is being hosted by NoodleBubble (just click on the picture above to go to her blog).

The theme was "Handmade Hearts" we needed to make something heart shaped, any medium as long as it was handmade 'anything goes'.

Noodlebubble allocated us a secret swap partner and told us who we should send our hearts too in good time for Valentines Day.

Well, this morning I received my heart, what a lovely surprise it was too.

It was made by Karen of
 who paints the most beautiful whimsical portraits and she very kindly also sent me one of her magnets and a card with her prints on - I love them all!  Thank you again Karen.

The heart I made is for someone who doesn't have a blog and she doesn't know her heart is coming from me, so I think it's safe to post some pictures now!

My heart started off a card shape which I covered with Plaster Cloth, embedded some tiny gems into and painted with acrylics and embellished with some small beads and finished with a hanging glass bead.

I made a little paper bag for the heart to go into based on a video tutorial from Roben Marie-Smith.  If you want to see some beautiful examples of this
technique go and have a look at Jenxo's blog (thanks again for the link Jen!)

You may have guessed already, my swap partner's name is Vicky!
I hope she likes the colour green as she's getting a green ATC with an altered domino on too!

My heart will go off in the post tomorrow for Vicky.

Speaking of hearts, I've got my prizes ready now for the
 event which starts on 30th January - I hope you'll come and visit me for a chance to win one and I may see you along the way!


JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous hearts Sherry!!
Lovely goodies that you received from your swap partner.
...and WOW, Vicky is one lucky gal!! to get all those amazing creations!!
Jan x

Meggymay said...

I'm sure your partner will love all her goodies. The one you received is gorgeous as well. xx


How darn cute is that......I just love being involved in these swaps. Have a great weekend. Hugs Mary

Ira said...

We all LOVE hearts! Great diversity here! TFS, Ira

Shelley said...

Sherry that green heart is beautiful and the bead work in the middle really sets it off. I have never seen plaster cloth used before and I'm delighted! The domino is lovely, I'm off to research plaster cloth, lol.


wow some beautiful goodies there Sherry xx

Jenxo said...

Hi Sherry love your hearts...the bag from the tissue pattern paper ias absolutely adorable, love that olivy color with it too...doesnt it have nice feel and texture ?
The altered domino is pretty spesh too :)

Jan said...

WOW...what a swap and beautiful pieces!

Terry said...

Nope, Netty got there first! Ha!Ha! The heart you received is just lovely. Vicky is going to just love, love, love the heart and little bag. Just beautiful!!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I love what you made and what you received. Lucky you!

purplecat said...

So glad you liked your heart and the card and magnet :) I enjoyed making it for you .

Ali said...

So many beautiful creations - just wish I had the talent to take part in all of these swaps.

Ali x

NoodleBubble said...


Thanks for taking part and for linking up

Kisses and Love

Xx ♥ xX