Day#4 Valentine Challege by Carolyn

Hello everyone, Carolyn here! My challenge is up today and I am so excited to share it with you. Several years ago Paula Cheney taught a Christmas class, special Christmas ornaments that hung from Tim Holtz Clip Carousel. For years now I have wanted to make ornaments for each holiday, but never had time.


Here is my vignette box. I made my own box top by measuring the sides and adding to the measurement of the box. I used my heart die and cut out the middle. I then scored all around the measurement of the sides, cut out the corners and folded to fit over the box. Added some ephemera inside, ribbon, flowers and a key.

I took the vignette panel and collaged my sons picture on, added crackle texture paste and inked when dry. This boy has my heart and will always be my Valentine!

Here is my baseboard frame & paper dolls. Meet Rosie & Lilly, they are sisters that love their big pink bows. Lilly carries her wand everywhere.

I cut this out of a really old Tim Holtz mover shaper, one of my favorites. The flowers and leaves are from another die I have. I cut the flowers out of felt and added mercury stickles around the edge with a bauble for the center.

Paula had added this to the Christmas project, so I thought it would be great to add it here. The numbers are another old item, Tim Holtz embossing folder set. It was embossed out of Tim Holtz metallic cardstock and I cut the numbers out, added to his black kraft cardstock, sanded and then added to some Valentines paper.

This is one of my favorite things on the carousel. I was going to do a pink tree and had all these flowers laying around on my table, I just started gluing them on the bottle tree. The trophy cup I painted with iced spruce distress paint and added a little gold mixative alcohol ink. My fluffy bow was the added touch.

I used a large Tim Holtz corked dome and hung a couple of heart charms inside. My special stash of trims from Europe are around the top of the dome with flowers and a pearl chain.

I added paper and glossy accent in the top of the key, then applied gold mixative and mushroom alcohol ink to the key. Added a postage stamp, heart and hung from a bead chain.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister & I, we are still those crazy girls that are so close and would do anything for one another. We were selling lemonade for 5 cents. The pink flower in the middle is from my vintage flowers I got from rummaging through boxes in the old location of Tinsel Training in New York. The die is Eileen Hull’s, flowers and paper from Prima’s new spring farmhouse collection.

And last my vignette frame. I used the smallest one, painted it pink and turned it into a shadow box using a panel and foam tape. I added a little paint to the dice and put them in the middle.

Hope you are enjoying our challenge, you can come in and see all these in person at the shop.

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