A special Hi to all my crafting friends! I am here today to share with you a special set I made for Valentine's Day - not for my Soul mate, as my Love resides in my heart (you know who I'm talkin' about, don't you?). But I had fun doing it, and maybe, who knows... I might find some good use to it!
For the card I used Tilda with those handsome flowers, and while masking it, I added the key, on which she's sitting. I used the same for the container, which I recycled. It's a sweet round container, originally a ready-made salad bowl which one can purchase from a Supermarket.
Distress inks used:
Skin: Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Dress and hat: Spun sugar, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Socks: Spun Sugar
Top and Shoes: Pumice Stone,
Key: Black Soot, Old Paper Reinker
Background: Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Now isn't that heart doily cute? And you see the small envelope tucked behind the image on the right hand (behind the circular stamps)? This is what it contains... a small but sweet message:
A close up of the image and coloring
White accents, including hearts on dress are done with white gel pen
Dies used: Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Spellbinders
Detail of the tulle and lovely pearly string I added to enhance the soft touch. It's really pretty IRL.
And now unto the surprise box I added as part of the set (together with two bottles of home made jam)
I used the same image and filled the insides with Baci (meaning kiss) chocolates and a lovely heart which can be hung as a delicate decorative element.
A side view of the box
Finally, in occasion of this wonderful feast, where we celebrate Love, I leave you with an image of the felt heart I glued on the bottom side of the container's lid. I send a virtual hug to all of you, with a sincere wish that in your life you'll experience the wonderful gift of true love, which originates and ends is God - who IS LOVE itself.
Now let's roll some challenges out there:
Craft Heaven #17 - Love is all around
Midweek Magnolias #157 - Show us some Love (use hearts) - I have quite some to choose from! :)
Magnolia-licious #3 - Anything goes with an option use flowers
All About Magnolia #20 - All About love
Magnolia Forever #50 - Love
Wish you lots and lots of love, happiness and blessings!!
"He that loves not knows not God; for God is love" (1Jn.4:8)