1.26.2009

Love Me Some Glitter~

I had some fun this weekend. My snowflake tree is in need a facelift for Valentine's Day, so I spent Sunday afternoon making some heart ornaments. The best thing about it was the fact that I sat at the kitchen table with Mr. One (My 8-year-old for those of you who have no idea who I'm talking about) who was working on an altered composition book. Yes, Mr. One is an artist. He was busy cutting and pasting Star Wars Lego figures to the cover. He has a sense of humor, that kid. When he showed me his finished product, he had given light sabers to a Spongebob character, and Patrick too. I just loved that we could sit there together and create. So. much. fun.


Here's what I came up with...




I just freehanded heart shapes onto some chipboard, then I cut them out, and decoupaged on some scrapbook paper. I used some distressing ink to give them a vintage-y feel, and to tone down the color, and then I glittered them all up. They turned out so cute...I wish you could see the glitter better...but I had to use "indoor lighting" (gasp!) so the photos are a little yellow. But you all are clever, and I know you get the idea. I'll have to take some pics of the tree when I'm all done. (Still have to make a few more hearts, I think.)
Have a lovely Monday~

31 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Wendy, the hearts are so cute and vintagy! Can't wait to see the tree!! You are so smart to start early.

xoxo
Jane

Jen r. said...

Love these!!! They are very cute! Love the colors and how you put the patterns on too!

Jen r. said...

Love these!!! They are very cute! Love the colors and how you put the patterns on too!

Rachel said...

Holy moly these are cute! You had me at Glitter, in fact I'm a sucker for it. I just picked up some Martha glitter at Wally's for $1.80 each and they are the BIG mama ones! :)

So about the hearts, when can I come pick them up?

:)Rachel

mommy2gabby said...

These are really cute! I was just at my favorite scrap book store cutting out hearts of chipboard and paper to make some decorations. Looking forward to seeing your tree!

Jody
Thanks for giving me the link for the star!

Jennifer said...

They're all super cute! I love that crown image...

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How Cute Are These????? I can hardly wait to see them on the tree. And for the No. 6 pillow below... green with envy... in the compliment sort of way. Hee-hee!

Laura said...

What - no picture of Mr. One's composition book? hee, hee
Love the glittery hearts! What a pretty way to liven up cold winter days!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love those! So creative!

Betsy said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. I love that glitter too.

Leigh said...

SOOO sweet!

Amy said...

Those are lovely! You are so talented.

Small House said...

So cute. The best part is that your little boy is sitting with you and doing his thing too.
Have a good day.

Shannon said...

Those are so cute! I love the crowns on them.

Lisa said...

Ohhh! So pretty! Can't wait to see the tree!

Darlene said...

Those are the CUTEST!!! I enlarged them and you can see the glitter very well. I can't wait to see what else you make and your finished Valentine tree.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Very very cute!! :)

Rambling Girl said...

Oh so cute! Now I can draw hearts but thats about all. I remember drawing those when I was in love with whatever boy when I was a child and drawing the arrow through the middle...You get pretty good at that when you do this all the time...hehehe

Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

These are so GREAT! I LOVE them!

How did you get the pattern on the hearts? DId you draw that too?

Very cool! You are so talented!

xoxo, Emily

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love the vintage look to those hearts. I can't wait to see the finished tree!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh Emily! You flatter me. No, I didn't draw the designs on the hearts...that, my dear, is scrapbook paper. But thanks for thinking I am that talented ;-)

Damaris said...

this is really cool. Have you ever read the blog "Glitter Gone Bad"? Your stuff would never make it on there but it's so funny

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This looks great and I want to make some! I have a ton of Valentine fabric and scrapbook paper...oh the ideas are whirling in my head. I love Valentines but not sure how to decorate so it doesn't look cheesy. I really like these hearts..they are perfect. Thanks!
Debbie

Susie Harris said...

Those are too cute!!! I just love valentines day, smile~

Holly said...

EEE GADS!!! I am so inspired. I guess that it is time for me to get crafty again. These are sooo adorable on so many levels.

As for your mr. 1 and my mr. 1,...I sure wish that they could spend time together. They sound so alike. (I guess that is what we get for having everything except for an ocean between us. :( ) I am thrilled that yours if full of such artistic energy!!!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

LoVe!!! so fun. You could totally sell those!
=)
Blessings!
Megan

misty said...

you write & make it sound so easy! they are all very pretty.

would love to see them on the tree.

Angie said...

Now these are the kind of V. hearts I want to make! Gorgeous! I want to know more about the distressing ink and glitter. What kind of glitter?

Pretty Organizer said...

Doesn't the yellow lighting just help with the vintage look? Very astute of you to consider that before photographing... truly genius!

Okay, I'll do a kids storage blog for tomorrow... gotta look me up some great ideas!

AnNicole said...

This is such a great idea! Great job.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I did heart crafts myself...ALL weekend long...my derriere is sore rofl! I love your creations...and can't wait to see your tree with them hanging! It is a lot of fun to spend time with your kiddos creating. cherry