Monday, February 6, 2012

♥ {Shabby} Candy Hearts ♥

Happy Monday everyone! This week I am your Hostess at The Shabby Tea Room. I chose the theme of "Candy Hearts". It is to create a card and/or project with a food theme and it must include a heart. You can use chocolate images, candy hearts, fruit, popcorn, coffee, tea, etc, etc. You don't have to use the colors from the inspiration photo if you don't want to, just the food and heart theme.


This week the Shabby Girls got use some more fabulous digi images from Robyn's Fetish. I chose the "I Heart U" image, which I enlarged in a photo editing software program, to make my actual card base from it. I printed the image out 3 times. First onto some Crafty Secrets red polka dot paper twice and then once onto some pink heart damask paper (both are from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD #1). I then cut the 2 red hearts out and the center pink heart out of the third. I then adhered the pink heart onto the center of 1 of the red hearts. To attach the 2 together to form a card, I simply glued a piece of pink gingham to the inside of the 1st heart and then to the back of the 2nd heart. I printed the sentiment onto white cardstock and then colored it with some pink pastel chalk and then added chunky glitter.


I also used a vintage French Chocolate label from The Graphics Fairy, a heart made from chocolate shavings (found online), a handmade stick pin, my handmade crinkly cabbage rose ribbon (seam binding) and some little pink roses that I made with 2 $1 punches that took me literally minutes. I will have the tutorial on how to make your own little paper roses up soon.


The winner of this week's challenge will win 5 digi images of their choice to the Robyn's Fetish store!


Here is the inspiration photo for you all!



Don't forget to leave some love for the other Shabby Girls too! ;)

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie
Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Have a super sweet day!!

24 comments:

Charlene said...

So So cute Melissa!

DIANA L. said...

Absolutely stunning . This is so pretty and elegant. I just love it.

Alyce said...

This is so pretty Melissa! I love the vintage look :)

Loz ♥ said...

Beautiful! Oh, I can't explain just how much I love your work - definate craft-envy :)
x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty, and the candy heart looks so yummy!

Diane said...

So full of gorgeous detail...and looks yummy enough to eat!!!

Kelly Massman said...

GORGEOUS!

Rosalee said...

BEAUTIFUL. I love all the detail. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Carol said...

Beautiful card! love the heart - TFS

CraftyLoops said...

Melissa this card is scrumptious....literally. I love it and the old chocolate advertisement is gorgeous. Lee x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is really beutiful, Melissa. Great job!

Bernie said...

Wow, Melissa, this is stunning! Someone will be very happy to receive it and I'm sure, will treasure it for years to come.
Blessings Bernie

Jani Lewis said...

Very pretty. Love the chocolate heart and the little flowers.

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

This is very yummy! I love the bow and the pearls in your roses!

Tanya said...

wow, this is beautiful!

Tina said...

this is amazing...so beautiful

Tina

Rufus said...

Very pretty and looks good enough to eat!
R/

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, this just took my breath away!! Just gorgeous, as always!! Ohhhh, I can't wait to see how you made those sweet, adorable flowers!!
Hugs,
Teri

pooky said...

I love this!!! Beautiful!

Holly Young said...

this is stunning!!

Carol said...

Lovin' the vintage look of this. Thanks for sharing.
XOXOX & Blessing,
Carol

Maria said...

A gorgeous stunning project...love it!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just gorgeous (as is all your creations) Melissa! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the heads up on this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge!
Hope you & the family are well! Hugs to you!

sassy said...

wow..just been having a blog nosey and found you on loving the shabby chic and as ilove vintage too just had to leave a comment on how gorgeous this is have become a follower so i dont miss anything hugs sassy