Saturday, February 04, 2012

Mechanical Valentine

Guess what I made! Another Valentine!!! Who would have thunk it! This one is for Our Creative Corner's Challenge "Love is in the Air". Sharon Wheet of Designs By Sharon, came up with the challenge and all you have to do is make a St. Valentine's Day paper craft item (card, scrapbook page layout, 3-D item, or an altered item) using the colors: pink, grey, and kraft.  Then add some sparkle, (rhinestones, glitter, metal) anything that shines, and don't forget to include a heart shape.
This time I decided to get more mechanical and Steampunkish and less traditional with my Valentine. 
No tutorial is needed technique required. I stamped the background image on a craft paper card. I die cut the wings on corrugated paper, and also hand cut a heart from it as well. They were both inked and sprayed (the card as well) with Perfect Pearls Mist. The doily was inked with Worn Lipstick. All the layers were added and Glossy Accents adhered them all down.
  Please visit the other designers and check out their beautiful cards!
Guest Designer - Noelle McAdams
Guest Designer - Marie at Ink'd Wings
Sue Butler - Scrumplescrunch
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Vicki Burdick~~It's a Stamp Thing
Lori Rider - The Diva Stamper
Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie
Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon
Meihsia Liu - Simply Paper Crafts

Wilton: Heart Doily (white)
Maya Road: Flower Trinket Pins
From My Stash: tulle, watch parts, lace scrap, corrugated paper, snaps

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. I stumbled upon your blog via the 'Funkie Junkie'. Congrats on making the DT as I can see why! Love your steampunk projects. Love the mechanical valentine. Cannot wait to see more.

    TFS and thanx for the inspiration. :)


  2. I found your blog through funkie junkie, WOW, your blog & creations are amazing, I have joined so as not to miss your wonderful work in the future, Hugs May x x x

  3. Anita, I think your non traditional valentines is perfect! It shows alot of thought and depth. There is alot of attention to detail, and visual interest. Great work! and welcome to OCC!

  4. Now this is really cool, Anita! Love the steampunk/mechanical heart, so very clever! Happy Saturday!

  5. Gosh Anita where do I start!!!! This is so untraditional as anyone would imagine a Valentine Card, but for me it is unique and outside the box, which tells me you are one Talented Lady.
    To think of putting metal components as embellishments to a heart is not archetypal, one would usually have bling or some other pretty embellishment. However, you have cleverly taken the hardness away from these pieces by adding soft pink tones, Pins and organza.
    A great piece of Art.

  6. Lovely take on a valentines card, very unique and I love it. Great dimension. Tracy x

  7. Fab Valentine, love how you embellished the heart!

  8. Another stunning piece Anita, you really know how to think outside the box! I love the detailing on your mechanical heart and how inventive to use press studs as part of your embellies! Inspiring and amazing. Anna xx

  9. Hi, Anita, your card is just so fabulous! Love all the elements on the card and I am Tim Holtz's fan...^_^

  10. Oh my goodness, I love it Anita ... this is so utterly creative and oh so very "steam punk" ... what a fabulous debut project, can't wait to see what else you come up with to top this little beauty!
    Welcome to the team!

  11. This absolutely ROCKS Anita. I'm positively drooling over it. What a super creative and interesting piece you have created for your first project at OCC. I love all the little gems you glued to the heart - especially the snaps - I always forget about using them. Sensational piece of work - so happy to have you aboard!


  12. So many gorgeous textures here! Love your valentine, especially that contrast between the soft pink tulle and the metal key. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  13. WoWzA, this is fantastical, Anita!! Such a great design and I love all the texture ... not to mention all the ATT goodness!!

  14. Oh Anita - this ROCKS!! I love the feminine details with the all the metal gears and sprockets - it works so well! And those wings, be still my heart! I haven't tried this style. You will be my inspriation! Looking forward to being on the DT with you! Hugs!! Marcy

  15. This is fabulous Anita! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison xox

  16. This is outstanding!!!! Love those corrugated wings they look like metal!!! So happy to have you join us on the OCC DT!!


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