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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Finished my 14 ArtChix Valentines!


Wow finally I am finished with this. I had wanted to make these Valentines all along but never alotted any time for them. Oops! So I had to really squeeze them in two days before they were due. Every second I had to spend on them these past few days I did. This first one is good old Freda! I loved her with the monkey, and don't you think after all she Played hard like all us other artists and loved well? I do! See all my bright red scrap and the postage Rose for her hiness! The one below is one of my favorites, it has everything, lace, red German scrap and those wings I love, ArtChix postage, an Art Chix heart brad to match the 2d one on the feather postage and a neat cigar band from Collage stuff.





Now take a look at this one I title Courtship Courtesies! I got this really neat nostalgic book on ediqutte at the Still Good Shed in the dump , and it lended itself perfectly for Valentine backgrounds! Even the details in the words go so perfectly well with these cards! Here I used a transparensy from I think the Romance collection, all the other collage bits are Art Chix as well!






Loved playing with this background, see the words Charms to be Aquired? So I added a key hole and an Art Chix key through the pink German scrap! I had this outside of a hand made heart crochetted piece and with the loving couple this piece was a simple but beautiful statement. I sewed the edges of the inner and outter hearts as well~ You can't really see it here but I also embossed the edges with an antique EP!



Finally my ship came in! Thie piece is somewhat complicated but tells a neat little pictorial love story. The background was from Collage Stuff. Lisa sent me this old dictionary page with a ship on it and I knew it was a Valentine waiting to be made. The man and the little angle girl are ArtChix. She prayed for him all her life and he finally came to her from the ships at doc. Now they are eternally in love! The Star is sapossed to be Naval like. That was from a magazine jean comercial! Things I'll do at a doctors office! Then I used some Art Chix red scrap and a red scrap Lobster from elsewhere! Isn't that the coolest?







Forever and Always is the name of the Valentine below. I tried to juxtapose the best I could the Two lovers in center(ARTCHIX) with the two statuaries on the outside. I loved the effect! This is more collage bits from what Helga recommended and also Collage stuff too! I laced machine sewed and hand beaded this one!






I call this one I love you eternally. I tried putting eternally on the side with a clear label but it took away from this piece beauty and simplicity. So off it came and there it is. I LOVE SIMPLE SOMETIMES, AND IT AIN'T EASY FOR ME EITHER!! I used an old doiley, and more Art Chix collage bits, I cut around the edges of one og Helgas Blog sticker for the use of that beautifully coloured Poppy!









The background I this one called I love the Lord, is from an old hymnal! The Chix girl here and white scrap wings went perfectly I though. Another uncomplicated piece but well sated as a Valentine!







Chocalate for you! This piece is playful and all about the chocalate! Presenting and Art Chix Card, and two other Chix collage bits! The lady Bug, and faces all have a three d element of pevvles addes! So they Pop! There is plenty of red scrap and gold embossing! Some red and mustard distress from Tim Holtz as well for extra zing!














I really like this one but you have to look close not to miss the details. She is being told the ediquette of how to brush off an admirer after a date! hehehe We were she devils even back then! Gimmeee my chocolates,jewellry and a night out then buzz off buster. Or shall I say;" Au revoir, and that two step was very nice!!??"
This piece has some wonderful little rosee pedals a friend named Diane sent to me they are all around the edges , there is lace and bows, and a charm,pink scrap Victorian collage from Chix and a silly pink newspaper hat on the queen!








This one is titles Wedded Bliss! See the bride in her pantry with the angels imagining splendor, the wings on each of the marrital figures, which by the way are a chix transparency. The M is a collage bit from Chix, and you can see more pedals all around the edges. Topped off with a pink piece of German scrap! I sewed the edges here too then I ep'd them which melted the pedals ever so slightly. A nicce effect! A pebble over the "m" makes it charm like.















Valentines Day is Delish! So be mine baby and sevre me up a dish. A dish of Chocolate and hearts, some strawberries, lemonade. The background of this pice was all about what to serve at a proper party for young people. I use the lady from the EYES Chix collage because she looks to me like she is licking her lips. I used plenty of Pink scrap because to me that was so candy like. The minnie hearts are all metalic relief! The Chocolate lolly pop is Jolee's.











This piece is pretty Busy but it reminded me of the old hand made victorian Valentines day cards. Can you tell I adore Valentines day and thing about love and sweetness??? Well I do! I attatched the keys her with a piece of chain and a heart brad. Use red scrap wings, some romance collage bits I shrunk down like the queen of Hearts, don't miss the Valentine Chix postage either. I used red scrap around the entire edge and then gold ep to top that off!

















This was my last piece for the Valentines swap! I see Helga's art in here and lots of her collage pieces too! Isn't it cheerfull? Make me think of joy and Happiness on Valentines day! How a spoiled women feels she has wiongs on that very day, until the sugar crash anyways! I beaded this piece too aren't the flowers in the little girls hair so cunnin?
I did some more Christmas shopping today while waiting on a prescription at thje drug store got some stocking stuffers too!
Then a Radio Shack treat, one of my sons has a Birthday 5 days after Christmas so I try to buy him one or two extra gifts, poor Christmas babys always seem to get neglected!











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