Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  I've loved to make them my whole life.  I love to get them, too. Heart shapes have always resonated with me.  From my heart to yours, today. 


The design is very simple.  I took a 6'  x 6" x 1" birch square and painted the sides with black acrylic paint.  I had found some vintage paper with dots and pink hearted ribbon that I couldn't not buy at our local store a week ago.  Those became the background. 

I got out some gold detailed embossing powder, black cardstock,  and a heart stamp and went to town making the focal point.  I don't often emboss now, but still have that wow moment when the gold turns into a lovely molten pool.  Just love it.  I cut those out after they cooled. While I was waiting, I cut out squares  of  2 1/4" black cardstock and 2" squares of ivory to frame the heart. 

Now for the pièce de résistance..... my love stamp.  After stamping that in black StazOn, I affixed it to the block with ScorTape.  I also repeated this design on paper for mailing.  It was a fun, easy project! And not the only one I've been working on!

It's hard for me to believe that half of February has already passed.  Here in St. Louis, we've been lucky so far to have a blue sky laden, mild winter.  That translates to a happy Nancy. My studio time has been chocked full of playing in the DLP project.  Photos of those spreads are on my Nancy Curry Art page, preparing for a grand re-design at Wood Icing in Chesterfield, where I will be finally exhibiting a smattering of my finished work, and doing some designing for  ????.  You'll have to wait for that announcement.  My involvement in doTERRA continues to grow.  I have had the time to do classes here at my house the last few months and will soon be doing classes for others.  The oils are powerful and continue to do amazing things for me and people that I have shared them with.  It's nice to have other options besides medication.  It is soon time for my art classes to begin again.  Look on my website for a partial schedule of where I will be this year.

Have a lovely day with those you love:  humans, canines, family, and  friends.  It's the bomb. 

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