Last month I entered an art swap through the group alteredart.
There were 14 of us from everywhere!! These are the ornaments
This is the ornament I sent. I took a small plastic type heart then accordian pleated vintage wallpaper strips around it. The pink ribbon draping was spontaneous and I had this vintage looking jewelry and small sprays of white beads. I cut out dictionary definitions from an old dictionary. I had no real plan when I sat down but knew I wanted it to look victorian
This gorgeous heart was crafted by ANGIE It is flat and the picture of the couple is perfect to depict romance. the ribbon trim really adds flair.
You can jump over to her site to catch sight of her other work
This paper heart is made with some sort of gluing process and covered with a sheer tulle and holds in the definition and love and hearts
then machine stitched in a circular motion. It is made by SANDEE she explains in detail the process
this is made by martha and is another gorgeous heart done with fabric paper and sewing and stuffed!
Tamara made this lovely. It is so old fashioned and the ribbon skirt is too sweet. Even my little girls loved her.
This beauty was made by Theresa--it is covered in wonderful fabric. She put our names in the rusted heart down below the tag.
This pretty hand felted bird was done by the lovely mija
it is a perfect valentine tree topper.
this dear valentine reminds me of the era I grew up in
where you usually got candy AND roses or else!!!!
This was made by PEGGY.
This bookmark is so pretty. It was painted in a painstaking process and it has my favorite thing-- Hearts on it. Made by CHERI
SANNA made this little beauty. She started out as a beaded napkin ring.
She sculpted the hands holding the heart.
This altered domino was made by the clever DAWN.
I love the color pink so it is perfect!
This little valentine jar was made by Barb our swap leader and the 'brainchild' of this swap!
the jar has gold confetti in the bottom and a dangling heart from the cork stopper.
she sculpted the face.
This Dolly Dingle cutie was made by Heather
she is so adorable stitched and beribboned. She has a dangling silver heart.
Paula made this pretty from a baggage tag!! I love all the different fabrics/ribbons and the rusty heart and other embellishments.
I have them displalyed on my white feather tree. Next week it will move into a special spot in my studio.
Thank you everyone for your goodness. These pretties definitely made me smile and my heart a lot lighter.