Hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day -- or that you had a nice weekend...no fair for holidays to fall on Mondays, if you ask me!
Well, we don't go all-out around here for this particular holiday, but I do like to make Andrew a little something. This year I stepped outside my papercrafting box and made this:
Aww, it's a frame :)
I started with a $1 heart frame from Michael's, painted the edges, and added a layer of some adhesive fabric paper stuff that I've been hoarding for at least a couple years -- it's from the "love, elsie" line that's long since disappeared! The fabric started white, but I grunged it up a bit with a couple colors of glimmer mists, and then I frayed the edges a tad.
I used the first phrases from one of my very favorite love poems -- from E.E. Cummings, of course (by the way, that whole lower-case-name business is a bit of an urban legend, but that's another story). I replaced the "heart"s with, well, hearts -- but not just any ol' hearts -- puffy hearts! I followed Emily's very cool tutorial, and it worked like a charm. Thanks, Em! The hearts themselves are die-cut and stamped with PTI's heart prints dies and stamp, then colored in a bit with my good old versamarker.
I stitched around the heart photo opening and through my letter stickers (Mini Market letters from October Afternoon), made some parentheses using circle punches, and added a few hearts to the photo. I must say, I'm kinda proud of this little project -- and yes, Andrew really likes it!
Hope you do, too -- enjoy your day!