Hello,  Creative Embellishments fans!
So, who is already making Valentines projects?
Not me normally but … the Creative Embellishments store is too full of heart shapes galore, wonderful LOVE chippys and all things Valentines! How could I resist?
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing an Altered Embroidery Hoop …. sweetheart style.
A while back I came across this cool double exposure photo of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and pulled it out for this project!
 I was intending to use the hoop as a sort of reverse canvas but decided to go the  easier route this time and embellish over paper.
I knew I wanted to stay with a pink and red theme, so I chose my chipboard pieces and decided to make the hearts pink and the words red. So firstly, I decided on my placements and then I stopped and altered the actual chipboard. Both of the hearts from the Heart Flourish Frame 2 were prepped and then misted with an older mist color that is no longer available. Then they were lightly dabbed with chalk ink and lastly with white gesso. I layered then up as you can see here. While that was drying, I cut my paper circle and then painted the hoop with white paint.
Next is a fun side view of the project to show you the dimension. You will note that the hearts hang slightly off to the side of the project. I attached them so that I can actually remove this photo and add others as desired.
Here is a close view of those hearts. Loved them so much that I used both of the frames!
The Valentine Word Hearts are sooo cool! Since I had decided to add just one, I of course went with the I Love You piece and heat embossed it red. There are some other great choices in the set!
I was also itching to use this Adore piece from the Family Word Border Set. It was heat embossed in red as well.
My last step was to add some florals and other embellishments including my much loved and now used all up 13 Arts gold microspheres! A tulle bow at the top finishes it up!
I hope you like or are inspired to create something of your own.
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Wishing you a creative year!
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