Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Love is the Key

Its February and Love is in the air !!
And all the more in blogland :-) I see a lot of challenges asking for projects with non traditional colours , no hearts and all sorts of out-of-box ideas for Valentine's day.Of all , I loved Beyond Grey's second challenge.

No red or pink and no hearts. I came up with 6X8 Mixed media canvas with all unconventional colours.My theme for this canvas is "Love is the Key"

Here is the canvas:

I created a stripped background, by masking with a tape and painting with Gold coloured acrylic paint.I added some layers with handmade paper and Echo Park pattern paper.The word Love is hand cut and the key is from stash. I added a net ,saved from old fruit packaging (inspired by Ujjwal !!!), to add some extra dimension.

Also friends, Varada Sharma is hosting a Valentine's Link Party, so hop over to and link up all your wonderful creations.

Sharing at :

CraftyJC Challenge
Beyond Grey Challenges



  1. thanks swathi! love ur blog :) love how u used the key here!

  2. WOW !!!
    its a wonderful layout :)
    lovely and gorgeous colours :)
    The key is so much Tim Holtz'y' in terms of its colour and look
    Thank you so much for being a part of BGC # 2 :)

  3. Awesome!!
    Thank you for playing with us at Poisoned Peas. :D

  4. Loved the colours u have chosen and the key was really a perfect emblish :)

  5. How fun is that Swathi.. Love the color and quote.. Thanks fr linking up!

  6. oh wow!! Swathi.. thats impressive!!

  7. pretty :)
    thanks for playing with us on BGC#2


  8. Cute! Love the buttons and key.

    P/s: This is not very dimensional so gel medium would work. Gel medium works like's just acid-free and protects your work from turning yellow or having age spots over time.