Tuesday, 13 February 2018

It is only with the heart....

Hi Everybody!

Recently I bought this canvas  shaped like a heart (approx 12" x 12")  and decorated it. The background was given a coat of gesso and then brayered with a mix of powder blue and pink, using a dot stencil to add some texture. I used various textile flowers combined with some dried roses and seed pods etc. I used Frantage vintage gold EP to emboss the edges. The quote is from Antoine de Saint- Exupery.  I am linking to Rhedd's creative spirit, Paperbabe challenge, dots and  Eclectic Ellapu, anything goes.








We have been having some cold and windy weather, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining:







And I had fun looking in the shop windows:








 In spite of the cold the buds are getting bigger:


Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

40 comments:

  1. Oooh Valerie, I love your heart. This is really gorgeous, love the flowers and butterflies. Great photos too, nice to see the blue sky and to peek into the shops. Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Beautiful heart. Quote is very meaningful. Love the outdoor pics - it looks warmer than here -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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  3. This is beautiful Valerie, I love the little scroll and all the fabulous embellishments. Have a fun week, Sue xx

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  4. What a great canvas, I have not seen a heart shaped one before. I love your dotty background and how you have embellished it with added curio's such as the scroll and fractured doll. A beautiful arrangement and I hope it is hug proudly for all to see?
    Loved your shopping day snapshots, those Queen of Hearts Rabbits are marvellous!!
    Thank you for sharing with us and joining the Paperbabe #66 Dots Challenge.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey x

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  5. I have never ever come across a heart shaped canvas ,, that is wonderful and you embellished it beautifully!!
    Lovely photos, I love to see the shops, you are lucky to be so close such an array of shops!!!

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  6. Hello dear Valerie!
    Your heart shaped canvas is sooo beautiful!!
    Love the details with the butterflies and the preety flowers!
    Gorgeous pictures from your walk in your town!
    The shops windows are getting ready for Spring!
    Have a lovely evening!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  7. Fabulous and how wonderful to find a heart shaped canvas!! Love the way you hae embellished it, specially that rolled up bit of paper at the bottom.
    Wonderful photos, wished the shopwindows around here would look as nice as this...

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  8. Beautiful work on the heart! What a great find! The sky looks such a beautiful blue and the trip around the shops was great! I spied some comfy looking shoes!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  9. Lovely heart canvas and beautiful shop windows! At least it is sunny.

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  10. Hi Valerie wow i love your heart and once again lovely pics,i love looking in shop windows too my friend xx

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  11. What an awesome mixed media panel with so many gorgeous layers. I especially love the scroll. <3 What a lovely walk! Hugs, Autumn

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  12. Great photos Valerie! Nice to see some sunshine, and signs of spring.
    Your heart canvas is beautiful too.
    Alison xxx

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  13. was für ein fantastisches schönes Herz, Valerie!!!
    So schöne Fotos von diesem schönen Wetter!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  14. It is a gorgeous canvas heart. Awesome details with the beautiful flowers and the lovely scroll with the super quote.
    The photos of the shop windows were really interesting. It was good to see that you had blue skies and a brighter day today.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. What a gorgeous heart painting! I love the details and the words, it's beautiful. The photos look so tempting...

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  16. Ohhh I love the heart canvas and how you embellished it. Really pretty. The photos are great. I tried to see the prices on those shoes. What is your money there? Euros? or?? Great post.

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  17. Your heart canvas is so lovely. I love the texture that the dried roses and seed pods add. Beautiful!

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  18. That's a gorgeous heart Valerie. I like the touch of pink powder and the flowers. That's a wall hanger for sure. And nice to see blue sky and no snow. It seems to be sunny on days I am at work and cloudy when I am not. Hopefully your weather will come across the ocean pretty soon. Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs-Erika

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  19. I love your heart canvas! It is so beautiful!!! Well done!
    I love your store windows too! So beautiful! Big Hugs!

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  20. What a beautiful interpretation of the quote from Der Kleine Prinz. Love your brilliant, blue sky. the seagulls waiting for the ferry just crack me up. Lovely shop windows. So much to look at. We don't have any place around here that decorate the store windows.

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  21. That canvas has stolen my heart. As someone who loves flower arranging, this is excellent. I am truly in LOVE with it and everything about it.

    I enjoyed peeking in the windows with you. Those VW buses were so cute, but I was most impressed with all the Easter bunny inspired pieces I saw. Seems the rabbits multiplied and landed in the stores of your city (grin).

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  22. Oh my! I love, love the top canvas with flower arrangement. Its so gorgeous. And thanks for all these photos.

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  23. BRILLIANT Heart creation an dI am just loving the gorgeous flowers...beautiful photos again...busy day mowing lawns and very hot... [aNNie]

    🐰

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  24. A very beautiful heart ;O)) love your shop windows..soon we will have easter windows to...

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  25. Valerie your heart is lovlet BUT I also am delighted by your images. You so make me want to visit Europe. Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

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  26. I've never seen a canvas shaped like a heart. That's really beautiful -- I love what you did. And I also enjoyed our window shopping excursion here!

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  27. A beautiful little canvas heart, just looking at it makes me think of Spring. Great photos of the shop windows in your village decorated for Spring/Easter and warmer weather, it's so cold and miserable here.
    Avril xx

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  28. What a lovely way to remind us of the upcoming Spring season, which is not that far away. I love window shopping, and I'm a shoe fanatic! (lol) Hugs...

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  29. A gorgeous heart canvas and lovely photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  30. Your heart canvas is beautiful! I loved seeing all the spring decorated shop windows too - wonderful 😁. Have a great week! J 😊

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  31. This is gorgeous and how perfect for today. Happy Valentines Day. Hugs Teressa

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  32. Oh, Val, that is just beautiful. I love it.
    What is that round building?
    The bunnies and shoes are great!
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.
    Hugs

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    1. The round building is the old mill. The top got blown off in 1870 in a storm. It's now a very upscale dwelling.

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  33. PS I really like the scroll at the bottom and the rose on the heart.
    Have an excellent day.
    Hugs

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  34. Oh Valerie! Your heart piece is out of this world beautiful! I love that you used the real flowers and even added embossing to them- WOW!
    This really just rocks and has so many gorgeous elements to look at- truly a work of LOVE!
    Happy Valentine's to you sweet friend! xo

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  35. Wow! What a gorgeous work of art you created! I love it all! And your photos are absolutely wonderful. The shops are adorable - some filled with fun Easter items and the shoes are adorable, too!

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  36. Such a happy post Valerie with the wonderful heart and yhe many fab photographs. I always love it when you take pics of shop windows

    Love Chrissie xx

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  37. Love the heart you created. Such a lovely quote and each element on the heart adds the right touch.

    What a blue sky! Wow! Lots of interesting and unique items in those shop windows. :)
    ~Jess

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  38. Loving your heart Valarie..I love the floral arrangement with the butterflies..such a lovely entry for our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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