Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Wall Decor


Welcome to my first post as February's Guest Design Team Member for eclectic Paperie.  I'm so honored to be able to share my creations on the eclectic Paperie blog.  Thank you Bonnie and Kim for providing me with this opportunity.


My project began with a metal heart that I purchased in a gift shop in Sheridan, Wyoming, many years ago.  The heart already had somewhat of a distressed appearance---I loved the rusty old key hanging from the wire.  The antique handkerchief came from my mom...she was a waitress and this was probably one of those decorative hankies that waitresses back in the 50's wore in their blouse pockets.  The "LOVE" hanging from the key is a wooden laser cut icon from Prima.  I painted it with a gold leaf Krylon pen and then distressed it with Brushed Corduroy TH Distress Ink.  It hangs from a piece of gold cording.


Above is a close-up of the Valentine images I used.  They are from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Paper Pad.  After cutting out the images I distressed the edges with Victorian Velvet TH Distress Ink with an Inkssentials Blending Foam Replacement Pad.  The small images on the left are edged with a gold Krylon pen.  The large image was matted on a dark pink and then on a lighter pink mat that was cut with a scalloped die by Nellie Snellen ( it's a square die but I cut it twice and created a rectangle).  The flowers on the bottom border of this main image are a strip of silk embroidery trim from my stash.  The pink roses and tiny white flowers on the main image were fashioned with punches from the Punch Bunch---after punching I formed the flowers on a mousepad with an embossing stylus.  Centers of the flowers are Stickles.  The tiny butterfly was made from two of the waste butterflies created when cutting out the large circle die of Spellbinders Butterflies Circles die set.  It also has Stickles as embellishment.  To add a bit of a background and fill in the heart pocket, I added some squares of glittered tulle ribbon.  White, cream and several shades of pink paper roses complete the design.

Other items that you can find in the eclectic Paperie store that I used to create my project are my favorite scissors by Cutter Bee, Zip-Dry paper glue, Scotch Foam Mounting Tape (pops up and adds dimension to some of the paper images), Glue Dots Mini Clear to adhere the hankie and the large image to the metal heart.  The Sakura Quikie Glue Pen is also great for teeny tiny flowers and the butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by and come back next week to see my next project for eclectic Paperie.   Paulette



14 comments:

  1. Your project is awesome! Thank you for submitting it for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders! http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com

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  2. Love it! What a nice way to use the metal heart. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  3. This is quite beautiful! I love all the different elements and your attention to detail. Thanks for playing in our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. When I saw this project I simply GASPED! I love everything about it. I especially love that you de-hoarded stiff to make it! But you also used new stuff like the fabbie G45 paper! Wonderful! Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Very sweetly vintage ~ so pretty

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  6. I really love this beautiful project. It is just fantastic and I especially love all the details! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

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  7. Wowzers this is super beautiful. I love it! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

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  8. So much vintage goodness here - it really inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and try more altered art!

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  9. Beautiful. I saw this and had to stop by for a closer look.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful wall hanging! I love all of the incredible details. The papers from Graphic 45 are so great! I love the handkerchief you used too. Thank you for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. Be still my heart! Swoon! Love how you've pulled all the elements together, including that vintage hanky and those G45 vintage papers plus all of those sweet roses!! Thanks for brining your style to our first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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  12. Steal my heart, love this wall hanging...amazing....Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  13. Just dropped by as another contender for the CHA challenge, but suspect you may well win it with this creation - absolutely amazing, & so much better than a card :). Utterly envious!! Good luck. x

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  14. JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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