Saturday 14 February 2015

My True Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! Do you celebrate it? In our house I make David a Valentine's token and he forgets (!) - but we have an anniversary just before so we tend to celebrate that! This year I made this little token for him! The base is mdf which I applied a few coats of Beach Hut paint on. When it was dry I sanded the paint all over, but especially the edges. I then covered it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and spritzed it with water and dried. This makes the whole background look aged.
I stamped a heart onto a piece of grungepaper with red paint and, whilst wet, clear embossed the shape. When cool I cut the heart shape out and then I added a second coat of clear embossing (using clear embossing ink). There are natural pits created in the embossed surface that I love and so I rubbed Gathered Twigs Distress Ink into them to highlight the texture.
I die cut some wings from grungepaper and lighted added white paint. Then, when dry, I sanded them and added more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink at the edges. Then I assembled the heart with a little ideaology.
I stamped a large background stamp on the background and highlighted the word 'love' with some white dots. I then added some words and my valentine was complete! Thanks for popping by today!


  1. I do like the large background stamp, and the mdf base looks fab but the texture on your heart is wonderful! Hope David surprises you this year and remembers...

  2. A beautiful token for your sweetheart, love it!