Crafty Secrets February Linky Party: Hearts, Flowers and Music
Welcome to the Crafty Secrets February Linky Party! We’re getting you ready for Valentine’s Day this month with a Love/Music theme. I have a wooden Valentine frame that I’ve altered for you and loaded up with hearts, flowers and music. Now it doesn’t get any more romantic than that! I also have a quick and easy tutorial for making fun little metal spirals that you can add to your projects to add loads of visual interest. So go grab a cuppa, and a blanket…if it’s cold….and we’ll get started.
I found this scalloped heart frame during a recent trip to Michael’s. It is made from lightweight, unstained wood and perfect for altering. I painted it with a little DecoArt Chalk Paint in “Lace” and while the paint was still damp, I sprinkled it with Stampendous Shabby Pink Pastel “Frantage” embossing powder. This gives a great shabby/chic finish and little bits of gold glitter are in the powder, so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. I loaded it up with lots and lots of hearts, flowers and music paper!
All my papers, images and ephemera are from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Valentine Digital Kit. I printed the red and black music paper, the Valentine Words collage sheet and the Valentine Flowers paper to measure 8″ square. The LOVE tiles were given a UTEE beauty treatment, as was the focal image, which is one of the pretty tags in this kit. I fussy cut various elements from the Valentine Words Collage, and one of the Sweetheart tickets from the kit and matted them with black cardstock so they would stand out. I used my Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Dies cut out the flower layers from the Valentine Flower paper, then shaped, stacked and inked them. Dew Drops were added to the flower centers.
I used vibrant Red Twill to make my looped hanger and romantic bow, topping it with a little metal hook that I found in my stash. (Cleaning one’s crafty space leads to the delightful discovery of fabby doo-dads!) Here, you can see more of the quirky metal springs, and here is how you make them:
The great thing about these, is that if you mess one up (like I did here) you can just re-wrap it and it will be alright. I love stress-free crafting!
And now it is YOUR turn! Go visit the Crafty Secrets BLOG where you will find some free digital images to download and use for your project. Or, just use any Crafty Secrets product you have in your crafty stash. Make a NEW project, and link it up the the Crafty Secrets Blog before Midnight Pacific Time on February 15th. A random winner will be selected to win the entire Valentine Digital Kit for his/her own personal use!
Our dear friend and former DT Leader, Vicki Chrisman has joined us this month as our special guest designer. I’ve had a sneaky peek of her gorgeous project, and you are going to LOVE it!
Here are the links to the rest of the team. We’re excited to welcome the fabulous Ginny Nemchak to the design team! Be sure to visit her and leave her a warm Crafty Secrets welcome. Now, on with the party!
Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you make!