It has been way too long since I created anything or posted on here. I admit, I just haven't been inspired to make anything. Part of that is that my closet where I keep all my craft supplies is rather cold and my apartment temperature does not rise much over 66 degrees. I did get a space heater for Christmas, but I also haven't been inspired to make anything, I think my muse took a winter vacation.
I did want to make valentines, though. Sadly, I got a cold at the end of last week and I have been very tired because of that. But, I wanted to make some and Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and today I was working, so I wanted to get them distributed before work today.
At first, I made some valentines rocks. I don't have pictures of those, so just picture some small rocks with hearts painted on them in red, pink, purple and blue. I relearned what I learned last year, I'm not good at free-handing hearts. Even when I cut them out of paper, they turn out kinda wonky.
Anyways, I always wanted to make something more creative, but I thought I'd only get the rocks done because it was Friday night and I hadn't started anything else.
I started with some blank tags I had bought for a project in the past and chose some paper to add as backgrounds. When I was pulling out things to embellish with, I realized I hadn't covered any in red paper, so I improvised a couple. I didn't buy anything for these, at least not specifically for these.
This top row, the background is a transfer of paints, I really liked the purple color in it. The first one has a steampunk heart sticker on the top and some vintage trim layered with some purple flowers. The second one has a plaster-ish heart, it originally had the words Just Married printed on it (I bought a package of wedding picks on clearance a few weeks ago, mostly cause I liked the decorations), but I didn't like that, so I repainted it to kinda match the background, the bottom has a strip of pink paper and some hearts. The last one has a playing card back and a fuzzy heart sticker on top of it, the bottom is some vintage trim with a piece of pink ric rac.
The second row has some pink patterned paper for the background. The first one has a little girl with a tea party layered on a pink tag that I cut the top off, the bottom is part of a lace sample. The second one has a strip of painted inks and some heart buttons on top, the bottom is some trim. The last one has vintage trim with a strip of pink seam binding and a vintage "best wishes" tag layered on it, the bottom is some vintage trim with pink velvet.
Next up is Easter. I'm hoping to create something cute for that.