Altered Puffy Heart

Less than a month, there will be romance in the air, the day that celebrates love, Valentine’s Day, and that is the inspiration this week for my project.

My base, is the Paper Mache’ Puffy Heart found in the Creating With Details online store.
I used gesso on the entire heart base, followed by Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress paint and both Pickett Fence & Rock Candy Crackle. I then used script tissue paper, and sheet music, torn in strips, applied with Matte Modge Podge, and applied at an angle, on both front and back. Finished with using a “burnishing” kind of effect with Tim Holtz Distress inks in Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet. Finishing with the same type of burnishing application of the Liquidtex Ink in Brilliant gold.
On the top of the heart I used a fancy bird from my personal stash, as well as pearl stamens glued as a nest beneath the bird. I then added from the CWD store, off-white Braided Ribbon wound and glued to the handle, Lace at both the base of the stamen nest, and just above the dangles at the bottom of the heart. To the top, I finished with a Antique Brass button, and the loops of the Pearl Strands.

Finishing touch, using a brass chain, a heart and leaf charm from my own stash along with Antique Brass Birdcage, Bird & Nest charms found in the CWD store, I added the “dangle”.
Supplies Creating With Details Store:
*From my personal stash:
Tim Holtz Distress Paint; Distress Inks; Distress Crackle.
Also the “love” chipboard, fancy bird, pearl stamen’s, pink paper flowers, brass chain and additional charms
Printed tissue paper and sheet music.
Thank You so much for stopping by! Stop back by this week for other fabulous projects by the CWD design team, right here on this blog.
And be sure to go by the Creating With Details Store for your lace, bling, alterable's and so much more!




  1. Stunning Michelle!!!!!!!! Love this so much <3

  2. I am in love with this Michelle, loving your technique and the way you used all of the yummy metal pieces at the bottom, it's gorgeous!

  3. wow una total belleza!!! Todo me encanta!!!!