Sunday, June 13, 2010

Decorated Heart Swap

I've signed up for a swap on Art-Ventures the only requirements are "you can make anything at all so long as its heart shaped...any media at all - metal, shrinky plastic, wood, shipboard, fabric...but it must be an actual heart in shape and be decorated". I decided to play with fabric, ribbons, lines, buttons, etc. I've been inspired by Yitte's creations.
I started with "string" quilting the lower half. And on top of the heart, applique linens over quilted muslin. Sewed eyelet ribbon around the heart and added some decorative ribbon in the middle.
Made wings by sewing decorative lace over muslin, added a key to make a "butterfly". Added paper flowers, beads, buttons, keyhole charm and printed ribbon.
Hope my swap partner will like it.

7 comments:

Adrienne Goodenough said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

WendyK said...

Gorgeous, love all the different ellements.

Dawn said...

Love it Carol - I adore the butterfly, such a clever idea x

Pattie said...

Oh WOW that is so beautiful !!

chrissy said...

This is so lovely Carol!!!! I am sure your partner will love it.
Chrissy Bornflth

sam21ski said...

WOW It's gorgeous xxxx

Trizzy said...

I just love it Carol!