Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love Notes to My Sweetheart

I have loved all the Valentine inspiration around blogland the past few days. So many have caught my eye but one that really inspired me was by Linda's Works of Heart. I love vintage and shabby chic  styles and adore her project that was created for CHA. Here's my version of her inspiration. I photographed my project on black paper but it looks blue here.



Here's the beginning of my project as I gathered papers from multiple stashes. The two main stashes were Tim Holtz Paper Stash and Authentique Lovely. I did lots of trimming and inking with Vintage Photo for my project.
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The lace edged paper is from Anna Griffin. I wish I had more of it but was only able to purchase two sheets at Hobby Lobby. 



I trimmed lots of vintage paper for the love notes, then inked, sanded, and inked again. Edges were roughed, inked again and curled. 






The ribbon was inked with Memento Ink - Angel Pink plus a little Vintage Photo; then spritzed with water, scrunched and dried with my heat tool. I found a piece of vintage lace in my stash too so I little Vintage Photo was used lighted then spritzed and tried. 


While looking in my stash, I found a small Spellbinder Die cutout that I had cut some time ago. All I had to do was ink it, then stamp with an "i love you" from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings and pop it in. I also used a Tim Holtz Salvage sticker with the "14". The paper roses are also inked with Vintage Photo on the edges. I had a stick pin to add in plus a green leaf painted with Peeled Paint that I had left from a prior project. 



It was so fun creating this project and a big "thank you" to Linda for her inspiration. 

Challenges:

Craft Hoarders – Show you style – shabby chic
Kaboodles – Valentine Themed
Simon Says Monday Challenge – Love Notes
That Craft Place - Valentine
Delicious Doodles – Die cuts n punches
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

26 comments:

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh be still my heart Judy! What beautiful work you have done here! I can't stop looking at all the marvelous details, it's all just stunning!! I love the way you styled your photos too, thanks for sharing your inspirations!
Jenna

Jan Marie said...

Lovely!! The layers are divine. . .definitely a vintage beauty! It looks just like a bundle pulled from someone's cedar chest! Long lost love notes, faded roses! Thanks for joining us for the first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Lulu said...

What great fun to make these stunning creations. Someone is going to be a very lucky recipient!

Christy Butters said...

What a wonderful vintage layered pecs. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Be still my heart! All those gorgeous bundled love letters....so fabulous! I like your style! Thanks for playing along in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous debut challenge! Hope you will be back to play again soon!

Donna Idlet said...

Love all your layers! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Pammejo said...

Love the vintage style, your card is beautiful and I think I may have to go to our local HL and see if there is any of that Anna Griffith paper....thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Glenda Brooks said...

Lovely! Love all the layers! Thank you for joining us in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Gloria Stengel said...

I have never seen such wonderful use of layers! This is totally stunning and wonderful. I love all the little bits and especially like that you had a die cut sitting around that you could use! I have a zip lock bag of die cuts that I cut for one reason or another, never used, and now they sit....I should de-hoard them! Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Debbie Seyer said...

This is a stunning card! Just love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

pollyspaper said...

This is a very stunning card. I just love me some layers : ) 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 : )

Candy C said...

Hi Judy! Your vintage Valentine piece is absolutely gorgeous. You've done such a lovely job of compiling so many different things and creating such an elegant, shabby chic-ish piece of art. Great job on your distressing! This looks very old! Love the pop of pink that you've added. So pretty! I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment that you left on my blog. That means a lot to me! <3 Candy

Pamela Maas said...

Such a "romantic" card - love it!

TheBlank Papyrus said...

Beautiful piece! I love all the elements you put into it. Terrific job.Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

hugs,
Rocio -DT

Amber Milone said...

Beautiful card! I absolutely love all of the vintage shabby layers you used. It is a feast for the eyes! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful color palette and vintage vibe! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

cotnob said...

Such a gorgeous vintage card, so many fabulous details and lovely soft colours.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
Pauline
x

Michelle Looi said...

Love those layers and inking!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle

rachel said...

this is wonderful - love the layers and so pretty in pink! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place for our Valentines Challenge and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Shell said...

Beautiful card, I love it, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this time around.
Shell xx

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

I love your shabby chic style. Your newest follower. Caught your works/submission over at Craft Hoarders. Hugs, Antoinette

Molecraft said...

A beautiful creation..thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Marti McClure said...

Your creation is absolutely stunning! Happy Valentines Day and Pink Saturday too! Marti

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
All those gorgeous bundled love letters....so fabulous! You did a Beautiful job putting this all together sweet. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
God Bless.
Diane

Ornate Splendor said...

Wonderful project, Judy! The layering effect is just glorious! Love that Anna Griffin paper on the first layer, and you used seam binding ribbon for the bow -- oh, how I love vintage seam binding! Well done! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Absolutely beautiful..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx