Thursday, May 31, 2012

You Are My World

My Wonderful Husband has always been there to support all of my creative ventures, well truthfully he stands behind me on anything I want to do.  Over the years he's always encouraged me to follow my dreams and for that I am so grateful.  Each time I finish a new piece, I run down the stairs excited to share what I've made with him.  Recently, he started asking me to make him a painting.  He proudly displays my son's works of art in his office but he doesn't have anything of mine in there.  So a few nights ago I began working on a very special piece just for him. 
Our song is LOVE OF MY LIFE by Sammy Kershaw so I wanted to incorporate that in somehow.  So are you ready to see what I came up we go:

I glued down random pieces of scrap paper, a sheet of vintage sheet music and a heart dolly that I've had forever to create some texture.

Next I added some Raw Umber and Rich Copper.  I choose these two colors because my husband likes the old world look.  

I planned to paint over the heart dolly but then decided to keep it as is and just age it a bit.  I added the yellow and it kinda reminded me of wings so I added the second heart.  I used a stamp to create the winged heart then just cut it out.  I wrote in the lyrics to "LOVE OF MY LIFE" and outlined the two hearts with india ink.  Now for a little contrast, my husbands favorite color is blue so I streaked it on with a palette knife.  At this point it was looking really flat to me and I like a lot of dimension so this is where I called it a night.

So after dinner last night, I got back to work and dressed this baby up.  I wrote out the title with india ink, cut it out and glued it on.  I really wanted the lyrics in the piece but in the end, I felt like adding in all the flowers was the better choice.  The lyrics are still there as part of the piece's base and I added a little love note for him up in the corner ;D 

The flowers are by Spare Parts, K&Company and Spellbinders Blossom One.  I'm really happy with the way this turned out, my honey really loved it and it looks great in his office! :D
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a Wonderful Day!!!!


  1. This is gorgeous, Norma!! Love all of the color, the details, the!! great job as, usual! I csn see why your hubby loved it! Hope you have a great day!


  2. Gorgeous piece! Sounds like you have a great guy! :)

  3. I love how you used the sheet music on it!! :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful Norma! Sounds like a treasure you have there :o) Big Hugs!

  5. Wow, Norma, this is stunning!! All of the elements you used are so beautiful together!! The flowers and lace heart doily are gorgeous!! What an absolutely fabulous work of art!! And your hubby sounds wonderful :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. I love it, Norma!!!!....Gorgeous and I need some of those pretty.

  7. This is my first time visit to your blog (found you via Pinterest). I'm sure it won't be my last. This is a stunning piece of love and creativity and thank you for showing how you made it!!! Off to expolore some more on your blog now:o)

  8. this is so awesome! What a wonderful gift, he must love it. You really put your feelings into this one...

  9. This is awesome love how you distressed it and the distressed flowers.....

  10. I love how this turned out... I can't even imagine attempting something like this -- I'm so impressed at the process you took to create this!! Wow, wow, WOW!! :)

    Amy :) at


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