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Sunday, January 10, 2010

With Love Heart Stand



With all this snow that is around it is hard to think of anything other than wintery things however Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you want to start creating something special for someone special then what better time than now when it is so cold outside.

I have been doing just that for a few days as I got this wonderful With Love Heart stand to play with from Tando Creative.
It is a sweet little stand up interlocking chipboard heart decoration with the letters spelling WITH LOVE. Each heart measures approximately 80mm x 75mm and the letters are 50mm tall

I pondered for quite a while as to the colour scheme I was going to use for this but in the end I decided upon a non conventional Valentine mix of turquoise and red. I have recently bought some of the Bo Bunny Love Bandit and Persuasion papers and decided to use them and chose the colours from them.

First of all I covered each heart piece with either Persuasion Love Notes or Whoo Loves You patterned papers, alternating each paper. I also covered the backs of the hearts with the opposite paper from the front. I then sanded and inked the edges with creamy brown chalk ink and doodled inside the edges with a white gel pen to give a stitched effect.

To make the letters I triple embossed them with UTEE using Blonde Moments Angelic Teal and Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Red. To finish each letter I sprinkled a little of the opposite colour of UTEE on to the top layer to give a slightly mottled effect.
I attached each letter with tacky glue and added some small paper roses.


On the back of the wall stand you could put photographs or love quotes to decorate, however I really wanted to use the deer, bird, racoon and owl characters that were on the Love you Deerly paper so I punched some out using an oval punch and inked the edges and added them to every second piece raising them with pop up dots. The small hearts were cut from the offcuts of the Love Notes paper.
I also punched smaller circles of some of the characters, inked the edges and adhered to a button. They were then put on every alternating heart.



I thoroughly enjoyed decorating this With Love Heart Stand. Click on each picture for a close up view and as always thanks for looking.....x



18 comments which I appreciate:

tracy said...

thats very beautiful sharon :)

Janice said...

I still really like it. The stitching really makes it stand out and some of those little flower embellishments are gorgeous.

Shazza said...

this is lovely Sharon
x

kirsticoo said...

Tha is gorgeous Sharon, well done....x

Kaz said...

I love this Sharon, so much work has gone into it xx

Di said...

Fantastic Sharon x

CLARE said...

Its just lovely - the colours look great and the letters are really shiny. Beautiful

Traceyr said...

Wonderful Sharon. Love the punched out characters from the paper on the backs of the hearts. :)

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

A stunning Valentines project Sharon, well done

Angelnorth said...

Looks fabulous Sharon, love the faux stitching and the subtle mottling with the two emobssing powders - great stuff!

susan said...

That's really lovely sharon, I would lik to have a go at valantine bunting. Does tando do bunting chipboard shapes?

Sharon said...

Susan I have passed your suggestion on to Di Oliver that owns Tando. I will let you know her reply....x

leigh11 said...

this is absolutely gorgeous

Fluffy said...

Fab I love it x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Sharon - love the colours...x

Karen said...

WOW Sharon this is fabulous!!!! I love the colours you have used.

Awe lucky thing to have such deep snow to play in! Looks like you all had a great time XXX

Erika said...

Ooo I looked at this whilst placing my 2nd order in as many weeks....lovely work Sharon.

Kathy said...

I really love what you've done with the hearts Sharon