My friend Becky invited Missy and me to accept a mixed media Valentine's Day challenge. We were to decorate a heart. Her inspiration came from the Artsy VaVa blog here. I wanted to use this photo of my dad and his sister for my masterpiece.
I had found these wooden hearts at a garage sale last summer for a quarter each and painted them for a future project. I love when that happens!
I followed Artsy VaVa's directions of using Mod Podge and applied ledger paper I had torn from a vintage hardware store book. After it dried for awhile, I sanded the edges and sponged on distressed ink. I glued on vintage trim and sewed pearl buttons onto the trim. The aged spots on the trim coordinated nicely with the ink. I later decided I didn't like the pearl buttons on the lace so I removed them.
Then I glued on the photo, vintage bobbins, and to add a touch of red, a milk cap and red hearts that I had punched out of cardstock. A few scattered pearls in odd numbers embellish the red hearts.
This is Missy's masterpiece. The vibrant colors surrounding her sweet grandchildren are brilliant.
And Becky's heart lovingly shows three generations, a gift for her husband.
It's was so neat to see our take on Becky's Valentine's Day heart challenge.
Becky, Missy and I have planned a get together at Becky's home soon to create to our heart's content. I'm really looking forward to spending time with these talented and fun ladies.