Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is love?

Howard Jones anyone?  Hmm... I just did a great job dating myself with that reference.   I will tell you that I love this project I'm going to share today. 

Since this upcoming holiday is all about the heart, I made one of my own.  I started with these two wooden pieces...



They measure about two inches in length.  When they are glued together in a particular way...



Pitter patter. 

 Inspiration struck me as I was looking through my hoard prized collection of papers.  I found a doubled sided sheet that was aptly named Sweet Romance.  I took another tear shaped piece of wood and traced the paper and cut it.



I flipped the paper over and repeated the process.  I used Mod Podge to glue down the papers.



I trimmed and sanded down the papers so the edges were smooth.  I gave it another coat of Mod Podge.  While that was drying, I went through my stash of antique keys. Don't keys and hearts just naturally go together? Unfortunately, mine aren't really antique, and therefore too shiny for my heart.



I used black StazOn ink and a paper towel to lightly sponge over and age the key. 

 Mod Podge Dimensional Magic covered both parts of the heart, and as it was drying, I added the key to one side.



Is it love? I think so! I can see it on a coat lapel as a pin.  It says Valentine's Day--but could be worn beyond that don't you think? 






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17 comments:

  1. Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.

    lol.

    That looks super cute!

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  2. Mahvelous! Definitely something that can go beyond Valentine's Day and/or be used alone or in a mixed media piece!

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  3. Love, love, love your heart! The key is perfect, and so is the dimensional glaze. I guess I am getting to far ahead of myself holiday-wise, because I took one look at those wooden shapes, and I thought to myself "bunny ears"!:)

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  4. LOVE it! My kind of craft...filled with heart! :)

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  5. The Dimensional Magic really added something! I LOVE it!

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  6. I love it! I am a paper fiend so this is my kind of craft!

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  7. This is SO adorable! The sweetest valentine heart ever. I was trying to figure out where I could get some of those tiny tiny keys to use in my valentines - you know, like diary keys? I too love the combination of a key and heart for the classic valentine. Fabulous job :)

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  8. Really adorable at this would make for a very special Teacher's Valentine!! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Rook no. 17 linky!

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  9. That is lovely - love the shapes and how you created it.

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  10. Christine -- You always impress me with your artist's eye! Great composition, choice of papers, and embellishment! You really rock with mixed media! Thank you for being a regular contributor to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. I always enjoy your projects and leave feeling inspired! Jenn

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  11. P.S. I was a major Howard Jones fan back in the day!

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