Sometimes I think the romance and beauty
is wasted on romantic couples.
At least when it comes to the crafting
of frilly, soft, Victorian style valentines.
That is best saved for exchanging
I recently hosted a swap in my flickr group
where we each created a decorative box,
ribbon doll, tag
and other assorted goodies for our partner.
I simply adore working with these images and materials!
The image is a beautifully embossed
German scrap die cut.
After covering the box with gesso,
I embellished with all kinds of floral trims,
a battenberg lace heart
more flowers and more hearts.
I used a German scrap lady for the body of
my ribbon doll.
The paper lace doily backdrop
is enhanced with copper ink
for a rosy glow.
It's all about the details
and adding a paper flower,
velvet leaf and tiny puffy heart
finished off her ensemble perfectly.
Her dress is made of sari silk, laces, seam binding,
leaf trim and torn fabric.
I added some extra goodies to the package.
(The heart pincushion
was a great
last minute find at an estate sale.)
No Valentine is complete
without a personal message.
I hope all of you
are able to share some Valentines