Sunday 29 January 2012

Love letter heart - IAE creative challenge

The Inspiration avenue challenge this week was "letters of the alphabet" - to create something incorporating words or letters.
I liked the idea of making an alternative love letter (well it is almost Valentines Day!). I've decoupaged this wooden heart with French text, tea-stained it and added a little distress ink round the edges. 
The backing paper and little envelope are also made from paper with writing on. I've cross-stitched a tiny heart to fit inside the envelope, and added red ribbon and some buttons to finish :)

This heart is now for sale in my etsy shop. 


  1. Not sure how I missed this, but it is gorgeous. I'm a big fan of hearts, and this one is perfect for the IA challenge. It's always fun to see how you interpret an IA challenge.

  2. I love this!!!

    Hope you are doing well!


  3. just lovely! all ready for valentine's :)

  4. This is just charming - very creative and I love all the letters. That little stitched heart is genius!

  5. Really cute Angie!Like your "tea" staining process,

  6. I am a sucker for hearts.
    This one is like nesting dolls...
    one piece of art holding another, holding another..
    Beautiful! ♥♥♥

  7. Oh! I forgot to tell you that I scrolled down and saw the latest masterpiece!!! Someone is going to snatch that up quickly. And the title! You nail every detail! ♥♥♥

  8. Love your love letter hearts. Perfect.

  9. Beautiful and the tiny heart is a perfect addition:)

  10. I love this and it's mine now. Just purchased it. Ha! I am rubbing my hands together in anticipation. :) You know I love all things vintage and the book page sent my heart aflutter and add to that that sweet little envie and oh I had to have it.


  11. I loved this heart so much that I rushed to your etsy shop and as I looked and looked I started to suspect it had been sold. So I come back here to the comments to see it was Tammy! She beat me to it. Poop!

    As you can tell from my comment - I love this heart. The mixture of materials used, textures and text is perfect.

    Kat Xx

  12. Oh it's SO pretty Angie and I see it sold already ~ bravo!! Really lovely piece ~ here's hoping you make more!

  13. Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments on my little heart, and a special thank you Tammy for buying it! :) x