Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

I love seeing all the Valentines day displays in shop windows - I know it's become a big marketing thing - just like Halloween, but both events are at a time when nothing else is going on and it sure does brighten shopping centres up!
I made this little wall hanging piece for hubby - don't know what he'll think of it, but he knows it's kept me quiet for a while lol!

I started it at the caravan and wasn't sure where I was going with it - just wanted to play with my new Tando creative cogs and the Docraft Chronology stamps! I had some corrugated card and had bought some bronze paint so painted that up first. The flowers and fabric bits were just scraps in a box I keep for making things with my grand-daughter. I cut the heart out of some Papermania paper, distress inked it and sprayed with Perfect Pearls....and then....bits of tissue paper and mop-up paper torn up to go round the edge. The cog was backed with a little bit of my Arthur book - can you see where it says "love" in the middle?
I then brought it home to finish, put the clock on the bottom(it's to do with something mushy I've put on the back that I don't want to share - Sorry!), the card letters distress inked and stamped with Kaisercraft script, came from a sheet I've had for ages, found some nice ribbon and I am quite happy with it.
I am entering it in the following challenges:
Anything but a card - Share the love
Frilly and Funkie - Lacy, Heartsy Valentines project

Thanks for looking, Chris. Oh! and I hope you have a lovely Valentines day!


Carol Yates said...

Yes, I could see love in the cog you clever sloppy thing, I had to magnify it, what a lovely idea. Hope you both have a lovely Valentine's day.

Sue said...

It is wonderful, Chris. I bet he will love it, even if it is just because it was made by you!


famfa said...

Visit no4. Lovely wall hanging you soppy thing. Intriguing x

butterfly said...

I really love it... the corrugated texture is fab, and your heart and cogs are just lovely - I'm sure he will have loved receiving it!
Alison x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous Heartsy Lacy project, I love the colors and the heart woww Thank you xxxx Terry

Christy said...

Very pretty! LOVE that background :) :) :) Anything but a Card :) :) :)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Hi Chris~ Love the combination of hearts and cogs!! Such a perfect guy idea! So glad you could join us for this challenge at F&F!!

Donna Gibson said...

What a nice Valentine you created! I love the corrugated metallic background and your placement of the word "love". The heart, flowers, and cogs balance everything out very nicely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!