Keeping Close the One You Love!

Hi Everyone, well its that time of the month again for another Altered Art Challenge over at Altered Pages and this month the theme is Red Heart - Golden Festival in honor of both Valentines Day and Chinese New Year.  We were asked and are asking you to join in the fun by creating something incorporating the colors Red and Gold and perhaps something specific for Valentines Day or the Chinese New Year.

I have had some wooden spools from Altered Pages sitting in my stash for a few months now and was wanting to use them so I came up with an idea of a Love Inspired Photo/Card Holder.


Which I thought would be perfect for keeping your loves ones close (well at least the thought of them).


This is a photo of my hubby and Marvin the Martian taken at a trip to Movie World on the Gold Coast almost twenty years ago.  It always makes me smile when I see it.

Mounted behind the heart is a small clip and I have used a chipboard scroll corner to act as an easel like back to assist in holding the photo up.

Altered Pages Supplies Used:-
Wooden Spool
Glitz French Kiss Paper
Chipboard Scroll Corner


I forgot to take a shot from another angle, but other than my cupid, I have some red tissue paper and gold glittered hearts.  My spool is covered by a piece of French Kiss Paper from Glitz and I have achieved the gold effect by simply buffing some Metallic Gold Gelato from Faber Castell across the spool and my other elements.  This has given it a wonderful aged effect.  A touch of Red Kindy Glitz was also added.

Challenges I am entering this into are:-

Anything But a Card - #12 Share the Love 
UK Pan Pastels - #6 Love and Romance
Design Memory Craft - February Take the Challenge with Mou - Recreate Nostalgia. (Vintage Look Project that can hold old photos)

Thanks for stopping by today!  

21 comments:

jane stillman said...

A fabulous project and fab idea, love the photo x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Danie this is fabulous. I love the idea and must have a try at this as I have some spools too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

What a great idea. Fabulous project - love it!!
xx

Doreen said...

Love your fabulous project.xxx

Craftylollea said...

What a wonderful project Danielle...I love it hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

What a wonderful idea, absolutely love it, the cherub is fab and I love the distressed look
Lindsay xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Just gorgeous Danielle, I love it! :-) Thank you so much for joining my All crafts challenge, I really appreciate it :-) Elaine-xxx-

Chris said...

Fabulous photo holder. Chris xx

Karen said...

Fabulous card holder Danie. And what a great idea. Love the picture of your husband and the martian. What fun!

Lexie said...

Fab project Danielle...great idea.
xx

lyn clark said...

fantastic your very talented xx

Laurie LaRiviere said...

what an adorable project and photo! love it :) you are good at the Valentine's Day projects :)

Jess said...

Fantastic project with great details! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful idea, Danie, and a great way to show off your valentine!

Lizzyc said...

Oh Danie, this is so clever.. love it!

Julie Short said...

What a clever idea Danie.I have a thing for cotton reels!

Zella said...

WOW - what a great idea!!! And the neat thing is that even without a photo in it - it's a work of art all by itself.

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is ever so creative!!! Superb< danie! You are such an inspiration :) x0x0

Becky said...

What a gorgeous creation!

Tracie said...

fab project! thanks for joining in the pan pastel uk challenge

Christy said...

This is AWESOME!!!! :) :) Anything but a Card :) :) :)