Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pieces of my Heart Typography



I must tell you, I love this project! It was a labor of love in many ways. My neck and eyesight for one. But, the real 'heart' of this typography is all my love for Honey Bunny. The little sentiments, sayings, private jokes, and special times combine for the full picture of how he has my heart. Literally.

A must for this project is a Cricut or the like and a muffin tin...or a relish tray.


It holds all the goodies: glue, cast off letters, scraps from the letters, and tweezers. I used a sponge brush to get small amounts of glue ready and to serve as a wiping area for excess glue. It worked quite nice.



Let's get started!

I gave a plain canvas a nice coat of metallic white craft paint. I wanted just white to pop the red, but I think the metallic gives a nice interest. I cut the biggest heart out with the Cricut, but it was not as large as I wanted. I just loosely outlined the heart to get a basic shape.

With the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, I cut words in varying size half inch to one and half inches. I placed the chunkier ones around the perimeter to get started.

I moved every word around at least three times. I would arrange them in sections before gluing. I tried to picture the next area and work with the words I already cut out. It was much like a puzzle.
Progress Montage





Sorry that last one was taken late at night.

I found the pile of cast off letters came in handy. If a word wasn't filling a particular cranny just right, I could find a slightly larger one to the trick. It also help to turn the canvas as you wrap the words.

Ok! now it's time to seal it up. I ran out of podge, so a little Elmer's and water will have to do. A few coats to protect all that hard work!

I stippled the glue heavily over the lettering to really seal it up and to cover the glue that had oozed in the original gluing.







SO! What do you think?
Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party

37 comments:

  1. Wow! Talk about a labor of love! It looks fantastic, so very fitting for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, this is so fantastic! I love how personalized it is. And the different curves and sizes of the letters... it's perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's some serious detail work. It must have taken you forever!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is beautiful and a lot of hard work. I would keep it up all year not just Feb. you put too much hard work into just for one month out of year. Truly a labor of love.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh I love this! Although I don't know if I would have the patience for it :)

    XO
    Lenore

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this! TIme consuming and beautifully done! Way to go. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this, I love that you put it together piece by piece.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for all your kind words! I'm so happy other people like it enough to comment. Lol
    It did take me forever! Over the course of 3 days, I guess about 4 hours. I have some other lettering projects floating in my head, but those might have to wait until I recover from letter burn out.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So cute!! Love it! I just finished a project with Mod Podge and Cricut letters. It took me forever too! But that heart looks so great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is FABULOUS! It looks like you have quite the eye for all things maticulous!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think that is magnificent! Thanks for joining in the party..have fun. I hope you signed on as a new friend of mine as well:) X0

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is so cute! Hard work paid off for you! I found you at Debbiedoos!

    Melanie
    www.youmadethat.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I *love* this project! It makes me wish (again) that I had a Cricut or Silhouette machine.

    Thanks for becoming a follower! I'm now a follower of your blog, too, since I saw you on Debbiedoos!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow ~ what a fabulous job!! I am your newest follower. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is so very inventive! I also love the "Peace Tree." The detail is amazing! I found you through Debbiedoo's newbie party. :) I'm following you now!

    Kelly
    http://crazywego.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. How cute is this!! I love it I found your blog from Debbie's linky party and am now following along come check me out if you get a chance I am a newbie too noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

    ~Allyson~

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG girl that took alot of love and work! Beautiful and I love the idea of using the cupcake pan. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, Vicky

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love how your project turned out! It will be such a special keepsake to your sweetheart too! Lots of work but beautiful results!

    Kindly, Lorraine

    ReplyDelete
  19. So very cute, Love it!

    momsofalltrades.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY! The best projects are always the labours of love. You did a fantastic job!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love your blog! Thanks for visiting Something Wonderful and leaving some comment love. I just became a follower!

    Rockie

    ReplyDelete
  22. this is beyond darling!! how talented are you! I could do this with a sharpie-maybe, nope, probably not. Awesome job!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a cute project. I need to get me one of those machines. I am your latest follower. I found you through Debbie's party. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  24. That is gorgeous! Love it! I just found your blog via Debbie's newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  25. I found your blog via Debbie's newbie party.
    The heart looks awesome! I love how it's personalized. It's a perfect project for Valentine's Day.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love your piece! That is so personal and I think a great idea for a present for my daughters future wedding. She isn't even out of high school yet but I am going to pack this one away.

    ReplyDelete
  27. darling! that would be up in my house year round for sure!


    I am hopping around through the newbie hop to welcome everyone to blogging. I love making new bloggy friends and i especially love helping new blogger grow their following.

    Stop by my blog when you have a chance. There are so many FUN things happening over on Dandelion Wishes!!!
    We are .....
    *Taking Back Monday, one Etsy giveaway at a time. Come enter to win something awesome EVERY Monday!
    *Airing our dirty little secrets with Friday Confessional. Confess, link up, feel better...I promise!
    *Keeping it positive every weekend with My Happy List. What's on YOUR Happy List this week? Post and link up...it’s a party y'all!
    *And there are crowning’s happening for Queen for the Day...finally, the royal recognition you deserve.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Let me know if you accept it! :)
    You can find out more here

    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

    ReplyDelete
  29. It looks fabulous! Love it!
    I'm a new follower. Found your blog via "Nifty Thrifty Things".

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love this - following you now!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Gorgious! Wow, you got some patience I must say. :)

    Found your blog through Debbie's Newbie party. :)
    http://styleidoscope.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  32. WOW! This is amazing and impressive! Thanks for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love it! I'm your newest follower and I would love for you to come by!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow - this a really lovely and you definitely have crafting stamina to be so patient!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I think this is adorable. I'm coming over for some Cricut tutorials! I'm not convinced I would get the use out of one like you do. So creative!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Okay, the muffin tin is brilliant. :) What a fun project to display in your home!!!

    ReplyDelete