My girlfriend likes vintage things so I went for a more vintage look in making my heart. I first will have to say that I found Christine Kelly's Blog called Gentlework through Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up and I have been following her ever since, if you love looking at beautiful hand stitch work this is the blog to check out, she does the most amazing and creative works with her stitching, her stitchings were the inspiration to stitch up this heart.
I found the fabric at a thrift store and I loved the color, I am not really sure what it is, kind of like linen. I added a few bits of lace, did a little stitching between them and added a flower. I just drew out my own template for the heart shape.
Here is a more closeup shot.
I added the pearls to the wide lace strip, it was to bare to me.
I took a little closer shot of the flower I made, I used fabric from my daughters dress she wore as a flower girl in my brothers wedding about 20 years ago, thought it was time to get some use out of it then just hanging around in a closet. The pin is from Industrial chic I bought it to use on cards but they are pins and charms and I thought they would work better on a project like this then a card.
I cut the flower with Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die, the two smallest dies in the set two of the tulle in the larger size and one small of the satin fabric. Those dies cut fabric perfectly.
You can see I was wearing pink the day of taking these pictures the white diamonds are picking up my reflection.
It was fun to stitch again, I have been working on a cross stitching, but this is the first of this kind of sewing I have done in awhile.
Once again I am sharing my card over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration you may want to check it out, you never know who will give you inspiration over there :)
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know you did also, Have a great week,