Monday, February 16, 2009

Craft Party - HEARTS of LOVE

Supplies 'Before'
(Not all of course!)

Supplies "During"
(Not all of course, again...)

Made from napkins, white embossed wallpaper and glitter

A few of us creating some beauty!

... One must retain one's strength while creating ....

Oops - showed this twice.
Oh well, they are worth seeing again : )

We used glue sticks to attach white embossed wallpaper to white cardstock, then glued the top layer of a napkin over the top. The wallpaper can be used alone (which I did earlier on some) but it also adds interesting texture under the thin napkin. I then sprinkled prism glitter onto the napkin since the glue seeps thru a bit, then covered with waxed paper and used a brayer to flatted it. When dry, cut out the heart shapes.... added more glitter (of course!), jewels, ribbon, etc. Using pretty scrapbook papers was an option, but it was fun to create our own from napkins!

For my friend Jeanne's "Paris" themed room

Even prettier in real life
where you can see the glitter better!
These make wonderful valentines of various sizes
but are also wonderful to receive as a reminder of being loved
any day of the week. If you can part with them that is!
(I had to keep a few for myself...)


grey like snuffie said...

Oh this post makes me happy. I don't even know what a brayer is...oh wait, a thought is trying to emerge.......NOPE...will have to go look it up. I am a heart freak and LOVE all the purples and glitter makes me smile inside in a very contented way.

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

These hearts are darling! Very creative!

The Vintage Rose said...

So much fun, so crafty, so beautiful!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I just visited Kathleen Ellis's blog and found you there. I'm glad I stopped by. I love meeting creative women who share there ideas. It's just fantasic. Thanks. I'll be back.