Sunday, February 05, 2017

Maya Road Palette Valentine Challenge

Hello all! Today, I have a challenge project bestowed on me by The Crafty Scrapper, in which I needed to make a Valentine project using a  Maya Road 6x6 inch wood palette. Thanks for having me Crafty Scrappers!
I misted the palette with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood (of course), Old Paper, and Pumice Stone Distress Ink Spray Stains from Ranger.
Then I inked over the whole palette with Hickory Smoke Archival, and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.
With help from my cat Roxy, I cut various widths of wooden sticks to fit on a chipboard heart, to fashion a smaller palette.
I misted the sticks with different hues of red Distress Spray Stains.
I used Skor Tape to adhere the sticks onto the heart, trimmed around it, and inked everything up.
I stamped Tim's 'L', 'V', and 'E' Cirque Alphabet letters with Black Soot Archival, and heat embossed them with Clear Powder. The heart serves as the 'O'.
I colored in the openings of the letters with a silver Sharpie Marker, and then attached the key hole and key to the heart, before adhering it on.
I hot glued the Maya Road zipper the left and bottom edges of the palette.
I gathered several Idea-ology foliage pieces and metal flowers and beads and adorned the rest of the palette.

All Supplies Found at The Crafty Scrapper:
-Maya Road Palette: 6x6
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink Reinker: Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
-Ranger DIY Archival Pad
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Cirque Alphabet
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear Fine Detail
-Sharpie Silver Metallic Paint Pen
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Foliage Flowers, Long Fasteners, Jumprings, Screw Eye, Key Hole, Word Key, Spinner
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Mixative: Silver Metallic
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium
-Maya Road Zipper: Maroon
-Skor Tape: 1 Inch
-Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Craft Pick, Scissors, Cardboard Heart, Popcicle Sticks, Tongue Depressors, Stir Sticks, Glue Gun, Metal Flower Beads, Metal Butterfly

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. This is wonderful Anita! I love the wooden base, beautifully 'weathered' and I especially love how you did the heart - it looks amazing!!! The zipper trim is a perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Anita! How fun is this project! I must get some of those little wooden pallets! Those are a great background from the crafty scrapper! Great project girlie!

  3. This is incredible!! And a lady near me is making little pallets like that and selling them so I already had an order in for some! I really love the how you did the heart and I may just be stealing that idea! <3 So stunning!

  4. Fabulous Anita, love how you echoed the wood palette on the heart and the touches of silver on the letters make them sing. Love it, thanks for sharing! Deb xo

  5. I'm always amazed from your creativity! The heart is fabulous and the whole project is absolutely beautiful! barbara

  6. I love this! Can't wait to get home and make it.

  7. OMGosh this is one terrific project. You used so many supplies and put them all together in the most pleasing way imaginable.

  8. I've never seen little pallets like this Anita! It is super duper cute and most wonderfully decorated. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

  9. Fabulously grungy and romantic!!! xx

  10. Fantastic piece, the wooden base looks great.

  11. Oh my, I love that wood pallet - very cool and your wooden heart compliments it perfectly. Yummy metals and the addition of the red zipper is so clever! Such a fun Valentine!


  12. the wooden heart is amazing!! and the zipper accent a beauty of a touch... so creative!


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