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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fun Heart and Arrow Project

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you all had a great week.
I know what you must be wondering, 
"Why oh why is this girl rushing ahead to Valentine's Day already?!"
Well, if you are one who creates, then you probably like to plan ahead a bit.
I know some of you even plan and create Christmas projects in July!
Well, I am not nearly that organized!
But, since DecoArt was requesting Valentine's themed projects, I just couldn't resist creating this stacked heart and arrow!

 I had so much fun with this project, and couldn't resist adding a bit of my signature glitter!
My color palette was white along with pretty shades of pink.
 Just for fun, I decided to add a white polka dot border to the middle heart.
 I found this adorable white grosgrain ribbon with little gold arrows, which I thought was the perfect embellishment for my hearts!
 I should back up a bit by saying that the hearts started out as unfinished wood pieces.

 Same with the arrows.  I also found a really neat dimensional metal arrow that I added.
 Here's a little tip if you want to paint polka dots.  Just take the eraser end of a pencil and dip it in a bit of your paint to create dots.  Dip each time you make a new dot, and viola!
Fun and cheerful, easy-peasy polka dots!!
 I had the best time creating this project for DecoArt!
I hope it inspires you to make something too!
Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments mean alot to me:)


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, oh how adorable. I love your layered hearts in shades of pink and the arrow is awesome. The metal addition is so perfect. Adding the dots really finishes it off. Deco is going to love this. Looks like you are having so much fun. It's sure not to early for heart projects. Have fun and a great rest of the weekend. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! Love the heart especially. Valentine's day will be here before we know it.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Fun header Donna. Never too early to work on Valentine's Day. Love the heart and arrow, I think the addition of the dots added so much charm.
To answer your question his name is Théodore, a young male mouse who thinks he smooth and has all the dance moves!

Trisha said...

Super cute! The glitter is the perfect touch, of course!


Musings from Kim K. said...

I needed some time with Valentine projects today. I love how you layered the hearts and then tied them with a ribbon. You are so clever, Donna!

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handmade by amalia said...

These are fun projects, Donna, and there's chocolate!

Debbie said...

It's not too early to decorate for Valentine's Day, Donna....and your project is perfect for the holiday.
Very sweet!

Gail said...

how lovely ...and valentines day is really not that far off !
Have a nice week...Gail x