Mistletoe Heart

Several weeks ago, I took a fabulous class with Mark Gould at That Craft Place.  We did these amazing clocks using chalk paint.  The best part was I learned about embossing grey board, which is now my new obsession and has required a new tool…the x-cut embossing machine (currently on offer at TCP) which I love.  We also did this wonderful sanding back technique.  So, back to my project…I first painted in grey, then burgandy, finally sanding back to revel the grey on the high points of the embossing.  I think this technique makes it look like a vintage metal decoration.  The leaves were done with Mark’s infamous 3 colours of paint and sand until your arms ache technique and 3 shades of green.  Lastly, I painted the berries white with a layer of citrus (a transparent colour from DecoArt), plopped texture paste on top to give them depth, and doused them in glitter because Christmas means sparkle. 😉

Mistletoe Heart from TCP

Christmas is my favourite holiday and I can’t wait to put this up with the other Chrimbo decorations.

I’m pretty sure no one is surprised that everything came from That Craft Place (including the glitter which I bought on my very first visit 10 months ago!)  which is, of course, the best craft shop evah!  Well, that’s my (and countless others) opinion!

Links you need:

That Craft Place

That Craft Place Facebook Group

That Craft Place Challenge Blog

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49 thoughts on “Mistletoe Heart

  1. Your project is gorgeous. It really does look like distressed metal. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  2. Thanks for describing the technique in detail… that is always appreciated in my book! A very pretty project – that will bring you pleasure for years to come! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #85 – Anything Goes
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create

  3. This is fabulous, love the gorgeous design and background you created.
    Linda xxx

  4. Lucky lady to be close enough to do workshops at that craft place. I visit shop when visiting relatives. Fabulous project. Bet you had fun.thank you for sharing with Crafty Bloggers Network.x

  5. Super gorgeous Erin love it u talented lady and very good luck with the challenges hugs Judith x

  6. Super project! Nice application of the new technique learned! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  7. Lovely Christmas project! Glad I am not the only one who likes making Christmas stuff in the summer 🙂
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the “Chipping Away” challenge!!

  8. Super card , thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our anything goes / Up UP & away challenge. Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  9. Hi Ein, could you link up to Sparkling Black Rosé Craft My Life Challenge so that I can come back and leave a comment for you. Thanks. mrs A. (D.T.)

  10. Pretty shabby chic heart! Lovely design. Glad you joined in on the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. oh my gosh, that is just AMAZING! what a fabulous xmas project! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (chipboard!) STASH with us again this week! 🙂

  12. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!

  13. I really like your Mistletoe Heart, it looks just so perfect for Christmas!
    Thanks for being with us at RETARTE!
    Karolina, DT

  14. What an awesome project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny’s this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  15. Wonderful card! Fantastic detail! I love the color combo you’ve chosen to use. They coordinate so well. Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Amy A., DT

  16. wow that’s really gorgeous! Love that technique! I need to check this out.

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

  17. This is stunning, love the texture on the heart.. Unfortunately Southern Girls Challenge does have a limit of ’10 challenge blogs’ in total however, so this time your card won’t be eligible for the prize draw. Do come back and join our challenge again though, just bear in mind the number of challenges you enter at one time. Hugsxx

  18. I love hearts and it turned out so lovely.Thank you for joining us on SFC Challenge Blog.
    We hope to see you soon again ;o)


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