Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2 posts in 1 day? You guys are so lucky

Since it's Valentine's day, and this is a Valentine's craft, today is the last really acceptable day to post it, even though I already posted.  But feast your eyes!  And don't laugh when I say, "It's SUPER easy!"  because it is.

I got the idea from http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/2012/02/inexpensive-valentine-art.html 

While we were in Pueblo visiting Kari we headed over to ARC, where I picked up a couple frames for 99 cents.  Nice frame, eh? The suggestion was to paint it, but this finish was still too nice. Then, they don't get the newspaper for the personal ads on the inside of the heart, so Kari suggested combining two ideas, the plaque that says "the Blahblah's, Established 19blahblah" and then the paper rosette heart.  I think it turned out so great!  As you can tell I added my own touches, changing the colors and sizes of roses, as well as doing a little chalk shading on the edge of the paper (black) and the inside of the heart (pink).  Although I love the original, I think mine was dang cute, too!  Too bad it's not actually MINE... enjoy it, Kari!


Kari and Jonathan said...

I LOVE LOVE it! I don't know if you've heard, but you're incredibly talented! It's amazing to watch you put crafty things together with such ease. I can't wait to hang it in our house and tell people I made it. :) thanks!

Andrea said...

super cute!!!

Elsha said...

Cute! I was thinking of doing one with Valentine type paper pieces inside the heart instead of newspaper.