Friday, February 06, 2009

ABAA - Milagros Heart

Mi Corazón

Loved, Loved, Loved this challenge! This week at Awfully Big Art Adventure the challenge was to create a Milagros Heart.  It is a religious icon of sorts, popular in Latin America.  (You can get more information here.)

I was inspired almost immediately!  I have to admit that I am enthralled with the Latin American culture.  But could a gringa like me do justice to this theme?

I created the ATC you see above.  I love the way it turned out.  For once it matched exactly what was in my head!  

I used chipboard hearts and covered the bottom one with red and gold glass glitter.  For the top one I first covered it with patterned paper, used a rub on from Hambly, and then a vintage button I had in my stash.

I used the hot glue gun to adhere the mini pearl garland around the edge and cut out the flames from chipboard covered in gold paper.  Stuck it all on a card and here it is!

I added the picture below to show the different layers.

Linda, Rosie:  Gracias por el fantastico desafio!

19 comments:

Rosie said...

Well done Jendy! So glad you found this challenge inspiring, and you've certainly produced a great piece of work! Thanks for taking part again.
Love
Rosie ABAA

AliMayes said...

That is just lush!
Ali xx

Linniepink said...

fantastic, inspirational
linniex

Linda said...

Wow Jendy this is gorgeous...I absolutely love what you have created. Thanks for taking on the challenge...
Linda x

Linda said...

Your Milagros Heart is beautiful.

Ellen said...

what a lot of beautiful layers . it really look slike a religious item . ( I totally forgot about that part, oops)

catieann said...

hi Jendy
what a pretty milagro.... I love hearts so it speaks especially loud to me!!
catie

Heather Robinson said...

What an amazing piece. You should be proud of it because it is very gorgeous in all of its details. I love that you were so inspired by the theme.

Jan said...

Beautifully done Jendy

J and Z said...

ooo this is very nice!

raining sheep said...

That really turned out fabulous. So rich and layered. Really love it.

RubyMay said...

What a wonderful piece of artwork....gorgeous colours and design x

Maureen said...

This is beautiful!

Rosie said...

Really enchanting Jendy... lovely ATC!

June said...

Loving your art work. Beautiful !!!
Have added myself to follow
Hugs June xxx

Heartinmyhand said...

Jendy, Thanks for stopping by and your kind words about my work.I was looking at your photos. I have a black lab that looks very much like yours. Your Milagro is beautiful

Kimmie said...

I love your milagros heart! Isn't it fun to make something so over the top! I love the latin influence

Rosemary said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job on this challenge - absolutely great!

Viv's Visuals said...

This is gorgeous!