Wednesday, January 25, 2012

love is in the air whimsical wednesday challenge # 40

happy wednesday :)  hows your week going so far? good i hope.
this week  over at WW we have a fun challenge for ya dealing with the word love. create a home decor project for valentines day or just for love in general. be sure to check out the super fabulous love shtuff  ( sorry read my  beloved morning mutts comics before i posted this ) the rest of the dt has revealed for us all :)
 i created two projects so this is gonna be a lil pic heavy :) 

im also entering these into the following challenges: 
the pink elephant :photo inspired 
anything goes: the one i love
cupcakecrafts: all you need is love

the first project is a vase i frou~froud up a tad
for the flowers i cut some circles out of shipping paper and  tissue paper then spritzed them with homemade spun sugar distress ink glitzy spray

  on the brown flower i added spun sugar distress stickles. i also added some crinkle ribbon around the top of the vase. i love crinkle ribbon.
  these hearts are precut glitzed up chipboard.i took some wire and added random beads then wrapped it around the bottom part of the vase. 
the heart is another precut piece of chipboard from my stash. i made the hat pins  using 2 heart shaped chunky beads. 
the stamped sentiment is from stephs set "with love" which can be seen and purchased along with others just by clicking ~>here <~  these are really fun sets and stamp perfectly so be sure to go grab ya some up :) project #2
i made a pocket decoration out of aida cloth. you can use burlap (which  i dont have but love the look much better)or any cloth you like. if using regular cloth add a piece of cardstock in there against the back for stability. im using mine for decor but this makes a really cute lil bag for a gift too.
i cut my cloth into a 6X6 square then brought two corners together then the bottom, like a diaper basically. then i hot glued where the three met. 

i tucked in a  paper doily that i inked with distress ink.  i added some crinkle ribbon and tulle plus 2 heart pins a button and some prima flowers 
i added a frame for a photo which i attached a key embelli to. and then some pretty crocheted butterflies that one of my old DT leaders leah made.
pretty lil things arent they :) i also added some pearls to the bottom.
the sweet sentiment is from stephs set" with love" also. i cut the heart using my cricut and create a critter cartridgeusing ivory cardstock inked and dotted it up some.

finally done arent ya relieved :) you probably got through with your entire cup~a~whateva with this one eh :)  thanks so much for sittin here so long i do appreciate your patience :) if ya havent checked out the rest of the dt reveal be sure to refill your cup cuz youre gonna spend a lot of time oohing and aaahing :)
have a great day and i adore your sweet comments :) XXXshelly


Annette said...

What a great idea and it looks fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

GiGi said...

Wow Shelly! These are gorgeous! I love the ribbon flowers and how great they look with the sugar stickles. The pocket is awesome! Such great texture and layering. Super duper pretty!

DonnaMundinger said...

Shelly! these are both so gloriously "shabby chic". Your vintage vibe always serves you so well. Gorgeous projects, chickie! xxD

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the pretty details. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous projects!

Many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs

Cindy said...

Wow Shelly,Gorgeous projects!I LOVE IT!Have a SUPER day my friend!:)

Karen H said...

Shelly, your projects are both gorgeous! I love all thsoe gorgeous flowers in the vase, and the fluttering hearts and beads along it... and then the pocket decoration is stunning! I love the concept and will certainly be making one. :o) You filled it with so much delicate beauty and chose such a lovely sentiment for it. I LOVE all that texture! :o) Lovely work as always! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Faye said...

Wow, Shelly, these projects are amazingly pretty. I luurve the flowers. Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake this week. x

Sandi said...

great colors, great projects. Hugs

Stephanie said...

Both of you project are so pretty Shelly. Wow you really know how to turn scraps into something wonderful..those flowers out of shipping paper!! Your little cloth decor is beautiful..I love all the little fun embellishments you added. Fabulous!

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful project! Gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Lovely projects, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, hugs trace x dt

Anonymous said...

SHELLLYYYYY!!!!!! OMG, gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE the aida canvas idea!

Carole Beath said...

Shelly, what fantastic projects. Love that Shabby Chic, those flowers are grand.

Sabrina said...

Great projects Shelly! I love the vase and all the details you added to make it so pretty. I also love that pocket card and all the goodies inside. You are so creative!