We said we wouldn't do the card thing this year but this doesn't really count, does it? I made a little post-it note holder for my dear hubby, although I suspect the flower will mean it gets left on the desk rather than being taken to work! It started off as a play around with a heart shape he cut for me from scraps of thin ply wood, I covered it with ochre paint then went over with Rock Candy clear Distress crackle paint. When that was dried and cracked I rubbed over with Walnut Distress ink then finished off with Cinnamon Stickles around the edge. This is only my second play with the crackle paint and I wanted bigger cracks, so next time I will have to trowel the stuff on as it says the thicker you go the bigger the cracks .. .. ..
The base is made from pumpkin coloured card with paper by K&Co, and I inked the edges of the paper with the Walnut DI. I cut the hearts from handmade paper by folding the sheet in quarters then cutting through all the layers with the Nellie's Choice heart die. I've put a heart on the back and a couple inside too.
Here's the inside before I wrote on the heart on top of the post it pad. I stamped and cut out the text with a plain heart die from the same set and the gold pearls I made with my Waco pearl maker pen. Thanks to my eldest for taking the pictures for me on his camera .. .. ... now my dear hubby has just popped home and presented me with a new digital camera for Valentine's Day! Once I have got to grips with the technology I hope my pictures will be vastly improved - they look good on the little pre-view screen so I just have to figure out how to download them.
I'm linking my little creation up with some of the many Valentine and love challenges around:
A Spoonful of Sugar with the love, love, love! theme; Everybody Art with Valentine; Creative Card Crew for a loved one; Crafty Catz for love; and Cupcake Challenge I love you to include at least one heart. Also, the Fab 'n' Funky challenge for tempting texture.