Monday, February 2, 2015

A Book for Love Notes

Receiving or writing a Love Note is always so exciting especially when it comes from the heart.. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is the perfect time to create a book just for love notes. It only takes a minute or less to write a sweet note. Just a one-liner can let someone know how much they are loved. 

I created a home decor piece that is also a small notebook for writing love notes. This book could be placed on a stand so notes could be quickly written. Everyone will be checking the book daily looking for a special love note from the heart.. 

Take a look: 







There are pages inside the book for love note writing.





This was such a fun project to create. I had been so inspired by the work of Anita Houston and Annette Green when I saw projects they designed using this Rockstar stamp that I wanted to give it a try. 

Supplies:

Burlap Panel:
    Gesso
    Adirondack: gold paint dabber
    Tim Holtz distress paints: broken china, weathered wood
    Viva Decor Lava Red Inka Gold Beeswax Polish

Note Cover:
    TH Distress Watercolor Cardstock
    TH Rockstar Stamps
    TH Spritzer Tool
    TH Crinkle Ribbon
    TH Distress Inks: picked raspberry, fired brick barn door, gathered twigs
    TH Distress embossing ink
    TH Distress Markers
    TH Idea-ology Arrow Adornments
    TH Idea-ology Swivel Clasps
    TH Idea-ology Heart Charms
    TH Idea-ology metal word bands
    TH Idea-ology Alpha Parts
    TH Idea-ology Jute String
    TH Idea-ology Memo Pins
    Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
    Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink - Red Geranium
    Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Red Geranium
    Ranger Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
    Crackle  Accents
 
    
Challenges: 

A Vintage Journey, Challenge 24 is "Love Is In The Air."
A big thanks to the design team for creating such inspiring pieces of art for us. Also Country View Crafts is sponsoring the challenge and is giving a voucher to the winner. 

Simon Monday Challenge: H is for 
H is for Heart. The heart on my love notes book has the TH Rockstar heart stamp.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous January Challenge - Choose Your Challenge. For each column of the chart: 
Coloring Medium - ink and paint; Fiber - ribbon and burlap; Technique - watercoloring and stamping; Texture: embossing; Embellish: chain and heart, memo pins

Frilly and Funkie - be my valen-twine
I used twine on the word band.

Thanks and have fun crafting - Judy
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12 comments:

Roxy Timmons said...

I think your love note book is beautiful and the whole idea is perfect we get so busy that it is nice to take a moment to write down our love and in so doing calms us and reminds us how much we do love the people who step through our door or live under the same roof Thank you for the inspirational art and idea

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a gorgeous creation and a super idea for Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Teresa said...

This is a really gorgeous project and i love all the heartfelt pieces that you used to put it together. It's going to be one of those things you treasure all your life because of it. Thank you for sharing it with all of us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month :)

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful Valentine project! Love all the details this. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all the texture...the burlap, the embossing, the wonderful metal bits..and your centerpiece, the heart...wow...fabulous! This will be treasured for years! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

Gorgeous! Love th play with texture and how it's all pulled together.
Lovely work.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Sue C said...

Gorgous note book ! Love all the texture you've created and what a fantastic piece of art. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Juy,

So excited to have you play along with us at Frilly & Funkie I love the Rockstar stamp set too and really loved both Annette's and Anita's projects for CC3C. So glad you were inspired. Your notebook is fantastic! Gorgeous colors and the burlap background is wonderful. I love the coiled wire and wonderful embellishments! Thanks so much for for joining the challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

soapHOUSEmama said...

Such a great take on the "H" challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

pollyspaper said...

What a charming Valentine project. I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog : )

Gloria Stengel said...

This is a fantastic mixed media project. I love the canvas and the colors. The heart is fabulous! Thanks for joining the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Buttons said...

What an awesome idea to turn your canvas into a love notes book this way! LOVE how you've put it together. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x