Birds & Words

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 14

And we're done!  This card got a distinctive touch with a silver filigree butterfly.  I collect lost "single" earrings to use on my cards and have been saving this one for something special.  I think I know just where this one is going.  

Hope you've enjoyed this journey with me.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 13

Words aren't needed here, the little framed heart says it all.   The doily scrap got a makeover with a bit of cheesecloth, bits of muslin and a silver brad center.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 12

The die cut rose bouquet really grabs the eye and give the vintage vibe to this valentine.  The small message stamps used in this series are from Rubber Soul, very sweet little touches.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 11

Teal sequins frame this valentine. Its hard to see in the photograph but the frame contains a popped out square with the rub-on words "be true".  Lots of color play here.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 10

I never get tired of birds!  This little guy in perched on a bit of vintage doily, nested in the wildflowers, reminding you that Jesus loves you.  <3 font="">

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 9

This daisy trim just begged for a heart flower center!  You see 3 points of red and the flower has a vintage button center, balancing the vintage trim, left and right.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 8

This 3 x 3 panel from Tim's Wallflower Paper Stash is one of my all time favorite images. 
I grabbed several odd pieces to build a shabby flower and added a touch of black with rub-ons.   

LOVE that punch of red on these muted colors.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 7

This pretty blue flower has been in my stash for a while and I loved using it here!   I balanced the silver metal element at three points and included a bit of delicious cotton hand crocheted trim.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 6

One of my favorites!  These die cut chipboard words from Maya Road work great for valentine messaging.  Our little black bird shows up to perch on this sweet card.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 5

Background paper for all these valentines come from Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash pad, introduced several years ago.  The second I laid eyes on these papers I fell in love and I've never fallen out of love.  Appropriate for valentines, no?

Monday, February 4, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 4

Music notes are fun to pair with birds.  Elements on this valentine are from Creative Impressions, Tim Holtz and Ken Oliver.

And, of course, bits of vintage, hand crocheted doilies.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 3

So glad to use these vintage doilies.  I love them so much, its hard for me to cut them up but once I begin I can't stop!

Add bits of cheesecloth for texture and a little black bird silhouette and valentine is complete.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 2

Today's valentine features a doily I've cut up.  The flashcards "always", "love", and "adore" are loose and tucked into the corner die cut element

See that little heart brad?  You'll see it again.  ;-)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Fourteen Hearts - Day 1

I was able to grab a couple of days in my studio of unstructured PLAY!
So much fun to not have a deadline or project that I need to get done.
I keep little containers of embellishment bits and pieces that I like but haven't used for whatever reason and I love to just spill those out and start playing.

I had the idea that I wanted to make valentines for all the ladies in my Bible study.  I was on a roll to make a dozen or so different cards and thought "why not just keep plugging and blog a valentine a day for 14 days?"  Works for me!

So here's day 1.  Enjoy!