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Wednesday, 7 June 2017


This month the new challenge over at Country View Challenges is hearts.

Here is my take on this.

Initially I found this topic challenging as I don't use 'hearts' in my art. Then I remembered I read somewhere if you are stuck with a creation think of some music and base a creation around that. So I recall in the early 80's a single that I bought that was called Two Hearts Beat As One by U2. 

So I started off with brayering Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Paints in Slate and Zesty Zing. I love this colour combo!!. This plastic pipe with ridges makes a great mark making tool, dipped in some left over Zesty Zing.

I wanted some roundage so I used a stamp from PaperArtsy ELB34 by Lin Brown. Again with Zesty Zing.

The font came from my computer. Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink brayered onto the card.

I found some of the lyrics, using a white pencil and a white Sharpie added the hand written words.

Brings back lots of memories from the eighties!!!


  1. Great idea to go to songs Bryan. Such a resourceful background too. Finished piece is perfect for the topic. Handwriting looks cool!

  2. What a great background for your heart theme text, I mean for the U2 lyrics :-) The pattern of the plastic pipe is very cool! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  3. Great take on the theme and a beautiful Mixed Media piece! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

  4. Bryan I love your take on the theme, and what a great way way to get the inspiration going. I will give that a go! Debs😊