Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Altered Pages

It is time to make some 
old fashioned Victorian Valentines!
Give a special someone in your life a handmade Valentine!
With lace, paper doilies, glitter and a sweet image.

Did you know, 
Valentine's Day reached its height of celebration during the Victorian Era? 

Or that some Valentines were so thick with layers of paper and embellishments they were given in presentation boxes.  
The image for this Valentine is from the Victorian Valentine collage sheet. It was first adhered to a thin piece of chipboard (about the thickness of a cereal box) and then fussy cut.  Also cut a heart from the chipboard slightly smaller than the largest doily.  Adhere the large  doily to the chipboard, glue lace around the backside edge of the chipboard. Add lace around the backside of the smaller heart.  Attach smaller heart to the larger heart. Use a black marker and carefully edge the fussy cut images.  Attach lace around the heart in the image. Attach the images with foam tape to give dimension. Add gold, red and diamond glitter. Let dry.
Doilies - Large (6 inch) and small (3 1/2 inch)
Lace - White and Red & White
Giltter - Red, Gold and Diamond 
Black Marker
Foam Tape

Please come by and join the Altered Pages Monthly Challenge, the theme for January is "Snow Dancing!" The design team has created some wonderful inspiration.

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