Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day! It is my favorite holiday. And although I don't think it should take a holiday for us to let our loved ones know how we feel (we should do that everyday!) I'm all about the L♥ve! I adore the pinks and reds and hearts everywhere!

This first project is a layout I made for my friend of her two cuties. I was in a Shabby Chic kind of mood...

I made the flowers with rolled up patterned paper and then spritzed them with Cotton Candy Spritz. I also sprinkled on some pink glitter from Making Memories. One of the flowers I made with rolled up silk ribbon and also spritzed it with Cotton Candy. The "S" in the title was made with rolled up paper and spritzed with Hot Fudge Vibez. Love that color! I also used it on the chipboard key, on the large doily and the edges of the small doily. I used Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez all around the edges of the layout. It is such a bright, pretty color!

The color of Vibez that I am just crazy about right now is Vertigre! I used it on the leaves on this layout. I folded the leaves in half before I spritzed them and the coppery shimmer pooled in the fold and dried that way. I think the look is fantastic!

This next layout is a layout I created of my friend's daughter, Sarah. I have three boys and not much opportunity there for pink girly layouts!
I wanted the background paper to match my patterned papers on this layout so I layered two shades of the new Vibez. I started with Razzle Dazzle Berry and then added some Red-y Or Not on top of it and got just the color that I was looking for!
This next project, my Love Canvas, is done with some nontraditional Valentine's colors but colors that I love and that match the decor of my home.
I started playing around with making some paper roses after seeing some in the craft store and seeing how expensive they were. I made the red rose below out of a paper grocery bag. I just cut a big circle and then cut it into a spiral. I wrapped the paper around and around until it resembled a rose. You could cut into it to make petals but I liked the rustic look of leaving it rough. I then sprayed it with Vibez in Red-y Or Not (my fave). I cut the leaves out of a paper bag as well and sprayed them with a beautiful green shade called Vertigre. Now, believe it or not, the pink roses are sprayed with the same color but since I made them out of plain white copy paper instead of the paper bag, the shade looks totally different! I really loved the way the flowers came out so I decided to put them on a canvas. The chipboard LOVE is from Making Memories. I painted it with some crackle paint for some texture and then sprayed it with a couple of coats of Jeni B Blue. Love that color too! I think it is my second fave! For the background of the canvas, I painted it with some copper acrylic paint and then sprayed it with Penny Pincher, a gorgeous shade of copper.

For the finishing touches, I added a little bling from Prima, some ribbon and a corsage pin from Making Memories and some T-Drops (love those!!) from Teresa Collins. I found the cute ruffled ribbon at our local scrapbook store.
Thanks for dropping by the Shimmerz blog today. I hope your Valentine's day is full of l♥ve and blessings!

Lori Renn


Lucy Edson said...

Wow!! These projects are gorgeous, Lori!! I love your roses and the Love project!!! Fabulous!!

Taj White said...

Wow Lori these are amazing. So romantic

Princess Jessie Pants said...

Beautiful Lori! The second LO is my fav. I too am a big fan of pink, red, hearts, & sparkles! :)

Daniela said...

Beautiful projects Lori!!!

Samantha McElyea said...

OMG Lori! I love it all :)
Perfect for the holiday!

Stacy Cohen said...

Too much "fabulousness" in one place! Yes, fabulousness IS a word . . . I just made it up to describe your projects. :)

Stac said...

Such amazing work Lori! Love your style.

Leslie Ashe said...

absolutely GORGEOUS projects Lori!