Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Special Kind of Valentine

We're swapping Valentine spoolies in my flickr group
and this is what I came up with for my partner
I painted a large vintage spool white, then covered it with a pleated white satin.
The next layer is a gathered white swiss polka dot sheer trim,
then a pink twill xoxo trim.
I used pink pearl strands to trim the top and bottom of the spool.
Next was the challenge of creating a mixed media assemblage on top of the spool!
I used three red glittered puffy heart picks for the backdrop.
The image of the sweet Valentine clown is printed on heavy photo paper.
I trimmed the top of her hat with red tinsel, gave her some puffy angel wings
 and her own Valentine flag.
The top of the spool is edged in pink bling.
I love when a project involves different materials and the element of design.
This project did just that and was a lot of fun! 
If you'd like to see more Valentine spoolies,
look through the group's photo pool
Thanks again to
the inspiration for this swap.
I'm linked to
Wishing each of you a very happy pink Saturday!


curlyqmosaics said...

This Valentine spool is the. Cutest. Thing. Ever! I love the clown and how you incorporated the dimensional hearts in the back. Love it!


LOVE the Valentine spoolies!

Tracie Dean said...

Your partner is very lucky!! Wonderful creation!!!

Happy Crafting

Tee said...

Simply Gorgeous! Happy Creating! Hugs,Tee

Lorraine said...

Sooo cute, I love it JoAnne!! I'm sorry I missed out on this one. Happy Pink Saturday!! xo Lorraine ♥♥♥

Creative Wings Boutique said...

wow what a lovely creation you sent...
hugs sweet JoAnne

Annesphamily said...

You have a creative heart! I love this Valentine treasure you created! Wow!

Dorthe said...

This speaks of pure Valentine, -so sweet and lovely Joanne,The spoo idea is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, JoAnne. This treasure is just gorgeous! I love all the elements you included and that white satin cake really stands out in elegance. Bravo, my dear friend! Mina

Lynn Stevens said...

I just LOVE those puffy hearts JoAnne.
Such a wonderful spoolie!
hugs Lynn

Martina2801 said...

Wow, I love this Valentine Spoolies, JoAnne! What a wonderful swap!

Kim said...

This is beautiful JoAnne!

Kelly_Deal said...

What a gorgeous creation JoAnne!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just beautiful,JoAnne.
Have a wonderful week.

Gaby Bee said...

What a beautiful Valentine creation!
Your partner is very lucky:)

Have a lovely week!
Gaby xo

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are beautiful. How wonderful.
Bear Hugs,

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh I love this JoAnne! So beautiful!