Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Key to My Heart

Its been ages since I joined in with any of Tim Holtz's tag challenges, but I was so inspired by February's tag I started to make my own.  Its also been a long time since I played with mixed media and I've really missed it!


To make mine I used the same background technique as Tim, using various images to create a collage. These were all pulled together by dry brushing with white acrylic paint.

I then added a few brighter images and the ticket. The red heart on Tim's tag gave me the idea to use felt for mine, add some lace and the keyplate.

To finish I coloured some twine with Frayed Burlap ink and used it to tie on the key.

I am so pleased with the end result and am now working on a little canvas to match - pictures to come soon!!

I am entering the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Love is in the Air
Frilly and Funky - Be My Valen - twine

7 comments:

craftytrog said...

A fab interpretation Emma! xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant! A great interpretation of the original, love it! Thanks so much for adding it to our "Love is in the Air" challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Cec said...

Terrific tag with lots of fun elements to pay homage to Tim's tag. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great take on Tim's tag, love it!

Terry said...

Emma, Love your take on this tag and so many wonderful details! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

Brenda Brown said...

This is truly delightful Emma, I love the gessoed background and all the elements you have added, a wonderful take on Tim's tag.
Lovely to you at A Vintage Journey, thanks so much for sharing your art with us.
hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

What a wonderful version of Tim's tag Emma! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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