Thursday, February 6, 2014

Here's My Heart

Good Morning everyone.  We had some more snow in Michigan yesterday which totaled up to be 4-5".  I'm getting so tired of moving snow around.  We used to have winters like this when I was a child and it was so much fun when we missed school because of the snow.  Now when I'm an adult it getting a little monotonous.  Our snow banks are getting so high that we don't know where to push the snow.  So much for global warming!  It has been a pretty winter though.  Well on to my project which I had fun with and something for the month of February, Valentines Day.....

I started out with a gold frame that I really liked.  I loved all the scrolls and frills.  It was a gold and I decided to paint the frame a pink and than wipe off the paint which left some of the paint in all the grooves.  One needs a little pink for the day or the month.
I needed a back to the frame so I found a stiff board that I could glue right into the frame and I covered that board with burlap.  I needed a little shabbiness to tone down the frilliness of the frame and I like the burlap look.  I than went thru all my buttons, some new and some vintage and picked up some fun ones.  I started gluing them on once I had drawn my heart onto the burlap.
 I had fun with this project and I think it looks like Valentine's Day has arrived.

 I started out gluing my buttons on with the deep red ones on the bottom of the heart and lightened the color of the buttons when I started going up the heart and ended with white color buttons at the top of the heart.

So here's my heart, sitting on a little cupboard with some butterflies that we will soon see in the upcoming Spring.

So, what do you think? Something for Valentine' Day or not?  Until next time, Dianne.............

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  1. Love your button heart, how fabulous is this. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a cute way to use your buttons! Love the way you did the ombre shading! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

    Have a happy day!

  3. Very sweet - love the buttons and the ombre look!