Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Love Kinda Month

It's February...already! And this month is all about love and Valentine's Day and red and pink and hearts! As a single person I focus on the love I have for my kids and my nephews, so I usually get them all chocolates or something small. I'm pretty sure they know how much I love them everyday of the year, but I do get caught up in all the pretty packaging and hearts and shinyness everywhere. 
I created a 5X7 Valentine for my mantel and used words that remind me of my folks, because as crazy as they could make each other, their love was strong and timeless. I still hear the love in my Dad's voice when he talks about Mom and how much he misses her.

My base layer is a piece of cardboard from my TH stash, sprayed with Candied Apple, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Tarnished Brass. The large heart was from an old grungeboard set I had again sprayed with the same colours. My old Scrabble tiles are layered on TH burlap,and even though the burlap has the adhesive back, I used glossy accents to adhere it because of the extra weight of the tiles. My aged flowers are sprayed with the Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray in buttecup and the red rose is edged with my Emerald Creek Charred Gold! I added two chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company, (these heart flowers may have been discontinued but there are tons of others to choose from) one done with Charred Gold ep and the other stained in the same colours as the background.

Here are a few close ups of my project!

Once I had attached the tiles, I pulled some of the stings off the burlap so it had a more frayed look.

I wish the mica sprays showed up better in the pictures, they are so pretty and shimmery!

I just love the texture I can get with my Charred Gold embossing powder.

 Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful week!


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  1. What a lovely memory you have captured that you can now put out and remind you. Lovely texture and colors with the corrugated cardboard and the glittery flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "Be My Valentine" challenge.

  2. What a gorgeous project and beautiful thought behind it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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  3. Love this mixed media beauty. The colour palette is fabulous with all the texture you have created. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  4. I love the way a card can capture a memory and give it a voice. You've done that with this lovely mixed media piece. Just loaded with texture and inky goodness! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Will You Be Mine?" challenge!

  5. Your card is lovely and I loved the story behind the inspiration. Thank you for joining us for the "Be My Valentine" over at Frilly & Funkie.


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