Friday, 14 February 2020

Beautiful Heart

Happy Heart day.. 

The heart beating around 100,000 times a day. 
A symbol of love and life, it's such a precious thing.. 

Using this amazing stamp from Andy Skinner I dissected each 
detailed area with precision and felt like a surgeon taking 
time to put it all back together right where it belonged.


there's been a lot of affection put into these pages 
built up with collage, stamps, stencils and paste 
each day since the beginning of February.


Edged with inky drips, white spots and splatter i'm sharing 
a little mixed media love with you all today... 


Wishing you all happiness and health 
and a super creative weekend. 

Hugs Tracey xoxo 

Playing along with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ Wk50 Yr9 
Rains Thursday Art Date ~ LOVE 
Creative Artiste's #57th Challenge
Try it on Tuesday ~ Share the Love 
TFJB Challenge ~ Love is all around us 
Art Journal Journey ~ Elizabeth & Bleubeards HEARTS  
Country View Crafts February Challenge ~ Splatter's, Splashes & Drips

39 comments:

sirkkis said...

Well done realistic heart!
Happy PPF and if you celebrate Valentine's day (we do it here) lots of love!

My name is Erika. said...

Before I forget to write it, thanks for linking up to both Art Journal Journey and Try It On Tuesday. And wow. You are so right about real hearts. They are absolutely amazing what they do for us, and I love how you added that to a heart shape and made such a fabulous page. The red really pops off that grey. Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece Tracey, what a fantastic heart. It must have taken you a long time! Have a happy and LOVEly day, hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning page.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, lovely - this is fab, Tracey. I've been looking for a real heart image, so this is timely...and I've just ordered it!
You've really done the image justice with your beautifully textured and lightly coloured spread. The texture paste looks brilliant. Love the fact that it's over text, which makes it so much more interesting.
Making the heart 3D just adds to the effect and shows that amazing muscle that we so often take for granted in all its glory. Reality isn't always as aesthetically pleasing as we would like. It's an amazing feat of engineering!
Wonderful, wonderful spread. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday. It was well worth the time and effort you put into it ;-)
Cath x

Tammie Dickerson said...

Really beautiful artwork! I love your mixed media love today! Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Lovely work!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing pages! The 3D heart looks so realistic and I love how meaningful the design is to you too - beautiful 😀. I hope you're having a lovely week and weren't affect by the storms. Everything was ok here despite the very high winds, torrential rain and hailstones. Wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Jean said...

This is wonderful!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous textures.

Rain said...

WOW Tracey!!! That is unbelievable! I can't believe what I'm seeing, SO MUCH LOVE put into that piece. Very well done and I'm so happy you joined in this week!!! I love the colours, the textures and the subject itself!!! :))))

Elkes Lebensglück said...

*Wow* that is fabulous painted wonderful idea of yours111
Have nice Weekend, Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

After I saw your last heart on a tag, it got me searching for something similar. Mine won't be a stamp, though. Even though I haven't started it, mine will never look as beautiful as yours. This is one simply amazing and well done journal spread, Tracey. You have created a genuine beauty and one with real heart (no pun intended). Thanks for sharing this with us and inspiring me with your spread at Art Journal Journey using my Hearts theme.

Linda Kunsman said...

oh wow, Tracey, rustic beauty at its best!! I love this. Happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab mixed media work,

Sue said...

Wow Tracey this is stunning! I would never have thought of dissecting that heart, but I love how it looks when you put it all back together - especially on that fabulous textured background. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Country View Crafts and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Meggymay said...

I can see the love that you have put into creating this fabulous journal page. It is truly beautiful.
Thank you for linking with us at try it on Tuesdays and Art Journal Journey.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracey, it looks so realistic, it was worth every moment you spent creating it! A magnificent journal page and a magnificent heart, an amazing stamp which you have brought to life. Huge respect! I hope you have had a good Valentine's Day and wishing you a happy weekend my friend. Hugs, Anne xxx

Mrs.B said...

WOW! A stunning page Tracey the way you have layered the heart is amazing and such a fabulous finish on it too. May have taken a while to do, but so well worth it.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent mixed media heart creation ~ Wow!

Happy Valentine's Day,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

R's Rue said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

Sue (this n that) said...

Wow! Tracey... such a beautiful and detailed heart. I love your tag. Happy PPF! xx

NatureFootstep said...

love what you created from the heart :)

DVArtist said...

Tracey this is stunning. I love this piece of health art. The details and the depth of this. I could see this hanging in a doctors office. Brilliant. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gloria j Zucaro said...

Whenever I go for an echocardiogram, I am awed by my heart that has continued its' job from since before I was born! All your layering in this piece is beautiful.

Dorthe said...

Tracey trying again , only saying hello to you, and big hugs - xo

sarascloset said...

Tracey, this is really fantastic! I love the time spent building the background and your surgeon's precision in piece the heart. How cool is this I'm delighted you joined us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Hugs! Sara Emily

Neet said...

For some reason I decided to have a rummage through Art Journal Journey again and spied your name. Am I glad I did. What a fabulous page in your journal. (I like the opposite page too.) I would never have thought of using that real heart like that but it is perfect and what a wonderful job you made of it in its dimensional form.
True talent.
Hugs, Neet xx

Cec said...

This is such a fabulous page. The dimension you gave the heart makes it so realistic. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.
Hugs!
Cec

Mac Mable said...

What a stunner and I am in awe of what you have done with that heart x.

BLOGitse said...

Oh, amazing, well done!
It's good to try something new...

Teresa said...

Thank you for joining our Splatters, Splashes, and Drips challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT xx

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing, so much detail. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Dorthe said...

It is simply amazing dear Tracey, what a fabulous heart you have created, and the background so perfect . Also the rusted look, speaks to my own heart, and makes this so special.
Sending you big hugs dear friend- xoxo Dorthe

Andree said...

A fabulous journal spread. Super use of a dramatic colourway and wonderful textures.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful page Tracey! I love the textures!
Alison xx

ElizabethR said...

That's gorgeous Tracey, thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful- what a wonderful and complicated organ the heart is! Love this! Chrisx

Evelyn Walter said...

This is gorgeous!
Thank you for playing with our February challenge over at Country View Challenges!
Evelyn xx