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30 May 2008

The Door to my Heart

The challenge on Layers of Color is to make a 4x4 inch page
that illustrates something that opens.
This is to celebrate the opening of their new online store.

To make the base
The mountboard base was coloured using Distress Inks (tattered rose & aged mahogany).
I then overstamped with a heart stamp from Crafty Individuals
& an Amore word stamp by Magenta.
I then gave it a quick wash with Adirondack Acrylic Paint (Cranberry).

To make the doors
I stamped the swirly heart stamp by Magenta onto white card
& mounted them onto pieces of mountboard.
Using a water brush, I blended in the aged mahogany ink.
Once dry, I added colour from a peeled paint inkpad.
I stamped the image again onto Hannah paper by K&Company,
cutting out the central heart shape & layering it onto the original stamped image.

I made hinges from strips of the patterned paper to attach the doors to the base.

The door handle heart is another Magenta stamp, coloured again with Distress Inks
& mounted onto mountboard.

Hidden behind the doors
I stamped the large Crafty Individuals heart image onto the K&Company paper,
cutting it out and layering onto the centre of the base. The words inside say "is yours".

I added doodles with a black pen.
The base, doors & handle were all edged with a Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen.
Finally I added a small key by 7 Gypsies
& a drop or two of Inkssentials Glossy Accents.


  1. Wow, how pretty, Daisy!! The gorgeous stamping and romantic vibrant colors. It's full of life and love!! I'm so glad you've joined our art party!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous

  3. Its gorgeous!!

  4. you have a very pretty heart daisy :O)

  5. Deine Karte ist allerliebst! Bravo

  6. Daisy, this is stunning!. I love the colors you used. Wonderful work!

  7. beautifully the color

  8. Oh ! it's very pretty, love colour and the little key !

  9. Daisy this is stunning and so original! Love the colors and the key ;)

  10. Beautiful!! A really lovely piece of work xx

  11. So lovely! Your pinks and magentas are beautifully vibrant and the whole card is a feast for the eyes!