Friday, January 13, 2012

A little more love

I am still turning out a few Valentine's Day pieces.  It is funny to me how much I have gotten into the holiday themes since really getting into mixed media.  I was never one to really embrace holidays previously. I love how there are different flavors and sources of inspiration for each of the different days. 

These both fit into the theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  I am bound and determined to either win a gift certificate, or nudge my way onto their design team over there so I can get more crafty supplies!  The theme this week is a "red letter day," so these little signs fit the bill since Valentines Day was my inspiration. 

These were very simple to create.  I used several of Tim Holtz's dies to get my shapes.  Most of the coloring was done with distress stains, have I told you how much I love these...amazing!  I did add a bit of wire, stickels, rub and buff and a few eyelets to give the project the mixed media feel I was after.

I extended the above project off the chipboard base by adding eyelets and attaching a piece of grunge board with jump rings.  It also adds movement to the piece, and I love movement in  my work. 

Hopefully this post inspires you to use some of those die cuts you have laying around!




  1. These are both lovely Rhea. I'm looking forward to some valentines crafting too.

  2. lovely pieces; it's time to get the hearts out.

  3. I love these. Valentine's Day is celebrated in September here in Colombia (or at least their version of it), so it's been a bit of a disappointment. I love seeing them online though!

  4. Oh wow! These are quite fabulous! :)

  5. Rhea Girrrrlll....what FABBY little creations you have here!! Lovin' how they both have the same elements yet look sooo different!!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playin' along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!


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