It’s the month of love, the month of red and white and pink, of eating overpriced chocolates and flaunting ridiculously priced red roses – yip it’s Valentine’s month. Sad that we haven’t cotton onto the idea of celebrating love each and every month, each and every day of our lives, instead we wait for the one month to publicly and privately declare our love to each other. I have learned early in my life that it’s the little things, the seemingly unimportant things that show real love. The things that money can’t buy but that comes straight from the heart and sometimes even the hand.
For Valentine’s Day I made this little canvas decorated with lots of colour and texture. I started off by adhering some DoCrafts patterned paper to the base using gel medium. I then used a stencil and texture paste to add a pattern directly onto the paper. Then it was time to add some colour using Mr Huey inks. I combined pink, silver, gold and white mist onto the canvas and left the inks to dry naturally. The decorating part was the most fun – I used a combination of different Petaloo flowers to form a dimensional corner on the canvas. As a finishing touch I added some DoCrafts tags and punch outs and chipboard letters. This is a really simple project but loads of fun playing with colour and texture. To create the dimension using my flowers I adhered everything on the canvas using 3D glue dots, this way I could adhere the flowers and then manipulate them until the glue dot settled.
i love the texture and colours variations on these beautiful Petaloo blooms...simply delicious
a docrafts tag peeking out from underneath the layers of flowers
more blooms in reds ...
So what will you make for your loved one this Valentine’s day? Personally I think a handmade card or a simple love note in a creative wrapping is worth more than anything money can buy.
Wishing you a year filled with true love and a handwritten love letter to treasure!
DoCrafts Me to You Double Sided Paper Pack A5 - Valentines (30 Pack) [DMTY160109]
DoCrafts Me to You Glittered Die Cut Sentiments A5 - Valentines (36 Pack) [DMTY157106]
Petaloo Velvet Wild Roses Small - Poppy Red [C1294-125]
Petaloo Velvet Hydrangeas – Geranium [C1296-131]
Petaloo Camelia - Cardinal Red [C1555-324]
Petaloo Trumpet Vine Spray – Red [C1825-322]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Pretty Pink [AC 331083]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Opaque White [AC 101100]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist – Silver [AC 331079]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist – Gold [AC 331078]
Zots 3D 200 [TW 3786]