Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stand Up Heart Valentine

More fun from Retro Cafe Art. This is a Stand Up Heart- Extra Large that comes with 2 pieces of Masonite here.
The Cupid is from a set of 6 here.
And the Medium Winged Hearts here.
Other small Hearts are from the Heart Mix Set of 36 here.
And the papers are from Bo Bunny-Love Letter 6x6 pad here.
Fresco Finish Paints from PaperArtsy - London NightVintage Lace, and Claret.
Ultra-Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) - Clear, Gold, and Bronze.
(just a note about the paints...they come in Translucent, Opaque, and Semi-Opaque formulas each working for a different ending. The Opaque Vintage Lace lays the base and the Claret is a Translucent glaze-type paint that lets the other paints show through. You must watch  Leandra's  wonderful video  here  to see her work with these gorgeous paints. They are AMAZING!
This is the front. with a layer of London Night painted on the base ( it's an Opaque so it covers completely), and 2 layers of the paper added onto chipboard I cut out by tracing the large heart first, and cutting down.

These are the pieces before I glued them to the front.
The Cupid was painted with Fresco Paint Vintage Lace, then 2 layers of Claret are sponged on with Cut-n-Dry foam.
When dry I added a layer of clear UTEE.

The back paper was just traced and cut out. White pen marks add a border.

This is the Medium Winged Heart with White Pen and a cutout heart glued on.
The Cupid really turned out gorgeous with the Claret (a Translucent) and Clear UTEE.
I cut out extra little Hearts from the Turquoise paper and glued here and there. The one Cupid is aiming at was added with a black foam square.

The base has the London Night Fresco paint and White Pen marks around the edge.
I applied Gold and Bronze UTEE to the Scalloped Heart here and used a cutout stamp from the paper pad.
The Heart on the Front Base is covered with a cutout that has terrific little red and white letters. This section has "I (heart) U" in the center and is layered onto black chipboard. Really cute paper.
I added a few white dots to the heart centers here and there just for kicks.
These Bo Bunny papers were perfect to work with and I loved the color combos.
So check out the links....order some Hearts, and make a fun Valentine that can sit on your Sweetheart's desk...or your desk just to make you SMILE!
And leave a comment to let me know what you think....I LOVE hearing your thoughts!

 P.S. Don't forget to stop back for a peek at my projects for the 3rd Week of the Month Design Spot for Paper Artsy (the 21st)!!!
And check out the other Designers all year with a new person every week! here
I'll have the link and a look at my projects throughout the week...there will be 4 in all!


PaperArtsy said...

Ohhhh gotta love a bit f London Night. Beautiful colour combo. The claret is a great shade too. Isn't it easy to use white own etc on top as the fresco chalk acrylics are ... Well... Chalky! Exactly how we designed them to be for stamping or journaling on.

I love the projects you've been doing Linda. Stunning!

Leandra (PaperArtsy )

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Linda, love the layered hearts and the cupid is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Martha Richardson said...

Love these projects and so looking forward to your PA posts! Missed you at CHA!

Candy C said...

Linda...another wonderful design! Congrats on your appointment to the Retro Cafe Art's DT! Your work is always amazing! They are lucky to have you! :) <3 Candy

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful! What a happy piece. Great color combo.

Netty said...

Loving this fab card Linda, x

butterfly said...

How totally cool is this... Can't wait to see what you've got cooking for us for next week!
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

Amazing wonderful heart Linda, I love it. The embossed cupid is fantastic, I can't wait to see what you've made either! Bring it on. Michelle x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

gorgeous project Linda! I love the color combination too!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love this! Perfect for love day!

Printing on Plastic said...

Congrats on your appointment to the Retro Cafe Art's DT! Your work is always amazing! They are lucky to have you! :)

Kate Yetter said...

Love this love inspired decorarion! Its so adorable. I am loving all your recent projects! So full of inspiration.