Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Guest Design for Melissa Frances!

Hi.

This month I am Melissa Frances guest designer, which is an huge honor for me! I have always admired their products and loved to play with their amazing embellishments. This GDT spot has been a secret since the beginning of 2010, and finally I can share it with you all! *happy*

There will be several posts over maybe a week or two, and here are my first works for Melissa Frances, two "decorative hearts" which can be used as home decor;




Close-ups ;o)


I made these hearts of heart-shaped polystyrene. I teared strips of beautiful pattern paper from Melissa Frances, distressed the edges, and "glued" it on to the polystyrene hearts with lots of Gesso. Then wiped off the Gesso from the surface with wet wipers, before adding Ranger crackle paint (Picked Fence) to some of the "open spaces" between some of the paper strips. I also added just a bit embossing powder (brown) on top of the crackle paint before it dried to create a bit rusty look.
On the one with gold, I painted half of the heart in gold acrylic paint from Making Memories and gold crackle paint from Ranger, before adding paper strips on as described above.

I loved to create these hearts, especially with these amazing vintage products from Melissa Frances! They are actually very easy to create, and you can choose them in a style which fit your home! - please share with me if you do create some, will love to see pics! ;o)

Thank you everyone for your time to drop by and visit my blog, wish you a wonderful day!

*hugs*
Ingvild

19 comments:

Guylaine said...

this is absolutely lovely!!

Malin said...

Yeihhhh äntligen ;)
Du vet att jag älskar hjärtana å du å Melissa Francess products is a match made in heaven♥
Hugs Sweetie

Oliwiaen said...

Congratulations on Guest-Designing for Melissa Frances - I always thought you should be a part of their team, you make wonders with their products!

Jozebelle said...

Ahhhhh an angel has visit Melissa Frances.

Your things are so adorable I can just sit here and look at them...the funny thing too is that inspire me to try do my pages and use some of your stuff on my LO's

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I love Melissa Frances products. You did a beautiful job with these hearts!

Оксана said...

WoW!!! супер красиво!!!

Paper Paradise said...

These hearts are just gorgeous, so classy and timeless, a great way of showcasing the lovely Melissa France papers. x

Sarah C said...

These are so beautiful. Congratulations on the Guest designer place x

Synnøve said...

Sukk Ingvild! Disse var vakre altså!!!
Lekkert og sart, og M.F. produktene er og blir fantastisk flotte. Så romantisk og shabby.
Ha en super uke, og takk igjen for masser av inspirasjon!
Klem

SusieJ said...

Congratulations on the guest designer post - you really deserve it.
These hearts are awesome.:)
Sue xx

Ania said...

Nydelig, og gratulerer!! Perfekt match mellom din stil og MF!! :D

Riet said...

Wowww So wonderful.

Hugs Riet.x

Daniela said...

Beautiful work!! Congrats on the GDT spot!

pattyo said...

Love these!

Asia said...

Ingvild,congratulations on the GD and this is gorgeous! Pozdrawiam

Melissa said...

these hearts are just gorgeous, hmmm, just got in some vintage embellishments from MF, so you have given me some great ideas, TFS!

OrangeMama said...

Love, love, love. These are so beautiful. My congratulations on becoming guest designer!

mo9ca said...

Gratulerer så mye med gd-plass hos Melissa Frances - velfortjent!