Friday, February 8, 2013

JAI 152 Just add hearts

Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink we have a thematic challenge for you that ties in with Valentine day which is rapidly approaching. The challenge is to Just Add Hearts. Now a few weeks back I made a mobile for my little boyo and of course I had to make one for my Miss 8 (birthday festivities scheduled this weekend!!). Combine that with the acquisition of new heart dies (I can't imagine why it took me so long to buy some!!) and some great inspiration from Betsy Veldman (see her post here) and this is what I came up with.
A close up of the dangling "tails" and rosette heart.
Another view of the group together.
I based my mobile design on Betsy's ones, using the large hearts and adding the button/bead detail as she did but I took it a step further and added tails. The feature for my central mobile is a heart shaped rosette an idea I picked up via pinterest from here.  For the ones on either side I made longer tails of smaller hearts. The good thing about the bead/buttons detail (aside from looking good ;) is that they add the weight to keep holding everything down.

It was a fun project to put together and gets the thumbs up from my daughter, she even joined in to do some of the button and the bead stringing which was a fun thing to do together.

Thanks for visiting and do check out all the fabulous heart ideas from the rest of the DT.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Mixed Medley (R)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Taken with Teal (R)
Accessories: Heart Collection Framelits, Loves Me DSP (R), Silver glimmer paper, 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" scallop circle punches, 3/4 " and 1 3/8" circle punches, Itty Bitty shapes pack, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Calypso Coral baker's twine, Jewels - rhinestone, assorted buttons (Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst PaperTrey Ink), assorted beads (craft shop), Hot glue gun, Crystal effects, Tombow multi, Dimensionals


  1. Such a beautiful, girly, project Kim. I love the papers and colours you've used, and love that a lot of love went into making this for your girl. xx

  2. It really is such a cute idea Kim. Your choice of DSP, beads and buttons are lovely together and it's lovely that you can do the mummy/daughter projects together, always great memory makers. xxx

  3. You are so clever Kim! I love the projects that you create and your hearts mobile is another one that I adore!

  4. Thank you, thank you Kim for this fun challenge and for taking the time out to visit me and commenting on my creation for this challenge. I do love these wonderful dangling hearts, so pretty and creative! Going to have to play with making that rosette heart! I love it! Be well, x

  5. what a lovely different, so special! thanks for visiting my blog from the just add ink challenge!


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