Always My Valentine!

Happy Fri-YAY, friends! Hope you had a wonderful week and have something fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I used the Love Desktop Frame to create a display for a pic of the hubs and I that was taken in 2009. I also used the 5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil to add some tone-on-tone detail to the heart cut-out. Even though this project is just in time for Valentine’s Day, it would definitely look great on a desktop all year long! This was a fun project that worked up fairly quickly with some paint, washi tape, bling and ribbon! I’ve never been keen on using red and pink together because we always thought they ‘clashed’ growing up, but I’ve been seeing more and more projects lately pairing the two colors together so I decided I was going to try my hand at it! And I think I like it! ;)

I started by painting the main L-O-V-E part of the Love Desktop Frame with pink chalk paint, the heart cut-out and large base piece with red acrylic paint, and the small base piece with white paint. I sandwiched the photo and a piece of acetate (to keep the photo dust-free) between the frame and the heart cut-out and adhered them all together. I covered three narrow strips of white cardstock with heart washi tape, adhered them to three of the letters, and affixed several red gemstones to each.

I used some distress ink and the Feathers Layering Stencil to add some tone-on-tone detail to the heart cut-out. The finishing touch was tying a small bow fashioned from white checkerboard satin ribbon.

Here is a shot from a different angle and one from the back. Love how this turned out! I sure do love my guy!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: February #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #120 – Anything Goes
4. International Art & Soul: #126 – All About Love/Hearts
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #175 – Anything Goes
6. {PIN}spirational Challenges: #286 – February Photo Inspiration

7. Through the Purple Haze: #189 – Anything Goes
8. Try It On Tuesday: All Loved Up
9. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: February Challenge – With Love

Clear Scraps products used:
Love Desktop Frame
5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Ranger fired brick distress ink
Accessories: Folkart Prominent Pink chalk paint, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint, Farmhouse White Ash paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Heart washi tape, Eyelet Outlet 8mm red cut jewels, Really Reasonable Ribbon white checkerboard satin ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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