Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Creativity

Hello All!



I have been playing with some romantic ideas for Valentines day. These little boxes are sweet and just the right size for a pair of earring, a small necklace or some little notes of love written out on strips of parchment.

They are very easy to do. I bought some heart shaped boxes from a craft store and painted them with Gesso, then the color of my choice. I did not paint the top of the box though, I left that free for the image I had chosen to glue on with tacky glue. I also glued on a strip of vintage lace trim around the lid. Then I used Diamond Glaze just along the outer edges to adhere a string of vintage rhinestones. When that was dry, I filled in the center with more Diamond Glaze (let it dry overnight). I used a thin line of Stickles just below the rhinestones on the outer edge.




More Valentine crafting to come!
Hugs,
Terri

31 comments:

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Terrie,
Those are beautiful and such a work of art.
Thank you so much for sharing those pretties with us.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

AshKuku said...

It is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!

Ash...
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

The Altered Paper said...

Your heart boxes turned out beautiful! You are so creative!

d'une grande ouverture d'esprit said...

Salut Terrie,
This is a really nice work. I like it.
Regards creativemaman

Lady Jane said...

Those are adorable Terrie...

Rella said...

STUNNING!! These are so beautiful and I can attest to the fact that your little boxes done this way are so incredible since I hold very dear the one I have. Thank you for sharing your beautiful techniques with us.

love and hugs xox Rella

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Terri,

What a delightful post!.., Your beautiful Valentines boxes are just so elegant and pretty!

I love everything about them, yet I must say I'm partial to rhinestones!

Thanks so much for joining us for TTTT and also for TTFT this past week!


P.S.~ It has taken me quite awhile to at long last get by for another visit as I have been under the weather', not with a cold or flu, but with aneamia and other health concerns)..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Sassy Marsha said...

So very pretty!!!

xxoo

May said...

preciosas cajitas!!!

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Well done, I simply love them.
Tina xxx

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh man terri i just adore these!
hugs

Kris Dickinson said...

Absolutely delightful Terri!

Dawn said...

What a stunning little box

love Dawn xx

Claudia said...

They are wonderful, Terri! So sweet and perfect for Valentine's Day.

xo
Claudia

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Terri, Those boxes are lovely. Oh my goodness, those are cute..and now I"m thinking I may have to try and make my own :) :) The earrings I saw in the background are very cute, too. They color-coordinated well with the heart-shaped boxes :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Dawn said...

On so beautiful Terri as always I may make something similar I have seen some paper mashe hearts just stunning work

Love Dawn xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Terri,
Your work is always SOOO beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us all...we are blessed.
XO

debi said...

Terri, those are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Gorgeous...but then...everything you create always leaves me drooling!

Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

Elaine A said...

Terri -

These are beautiful! So very different. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Marianne C. said...

Terri, those are lovely! I don't know half of what is out there anymore as far as craft supplies are concerned, and I can see I'm missing out on so much. Like Stickles, for instance - what's that?

Anyway, very nice, and what sweet Valentine gifts they would make!

Looking forward to more of your wonders,

Marianne

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Those are so beautiful and such a sweet Valentines gift. Thank you for sharing how you made it, you are such a great teacher. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Becky Andersen said...

These are just amazing! What perfect little valentine's gifts!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terri
these are AMAZING! what gorgeous images and sweet little hearts. I adore the rhinestone borders! lovely work as always! :)

Diane said...

They're beautiful, Terri. Why is it that we just enjoy tiny boxes so much! They're so appealing.
Hugs,
Diane

BLISS angels said...

Beautiful boxes Terri... now your just need a big diamond ring to put in one of them and I have a question what is diamond glace I don't think I have seen that at the craft store.. is it something I buy on line?

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Oh My..Spectacular!! Terri..these are such charmers and so beautiful..gorgeous work..absolute treasures to cherish.....very romantic and such an old-world feel..that i adore!! Shine on ..you are such a creatrix!
Kiki~

Beth said...

Your boxes are absolutely gorgeous! Great job. I know the recipients will be absollutely delighted. See you for Tea Cup Tuesday. :-)
Blessings, Beth

Carolyn said...

These are too sweet Teri! Came over to check out the banner tutorial which is marvelous, by the way, and was treated to you lovely little boxes.

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this piece - so pretty! wanted to let you know that i just shared my tea cup gift from you - i am so loving it! Thank you again for such a sweet & thoughtful tea cup! xoox
~Tracie

Jann said...

Terri, these are just beautiful--I am always amazed at what you create!

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