Monday, 25 January 2010

LOVE LETTERS-Lets get Shabby Challenge 8 is up!!

This months Lets get Shabby Challenge is to use a love letter. (Check out the blog for the full list of Rules )

I searched high and low through my cluttered house and muddled mind and after discounting some of the kids ones and some vintage postcards...and thinking I didn't have any from Mark when I finally remembered where they were, it was too late I had come up with this idea.

I altered an empty clock case to create a Letter Box for new love letters...it's about time our family started to tell each other more often that we love them!! Inside is a pencil and note pad so they (we) can leave each other sweet nothings whenever we want.

The papers are designed by Brenda Walton for K&CO and feature postcards and love letters all over them.
Finger painting works best with these wings...I smudged on the gesso and the gold paint with my fingers.

The Shabby DT have some truly stunning examples this moth to give you heaps of inspiration so pop on over and give Shabby a go!!
Ruby Street is this months sponsor and the prize is Two Vintage Kits..thats got to be worth a try for huh?
Love and letters
Ruth xxx

11 comments:

Karen said...

What a good idea to alter a clock case and so beautifully too XXX

downrightcrafty said...

hi Ruth
was wondering when your set of wings would turn up and how they would turn up and I have to say, they look pretty special here. Love the idea of new love letters, you old romantic you
hugs Kate x

EileenMV said...

beautiful!

Sue Abbott said...

Great idea Ruth. It's a gorgeous piece, and will be brilliant to see the little love letters arrive! Aw it's just so romantic! x

Jenneke said...

I LOVE this idea!! It's so romantic..
LOVE the wings and the little birdie!!
Just beautiful!

XXXJenneke

Chimene said...

What a beautiful creation!!!
Love the papers you used an these wings are gorgeous!!!
xxxx
Chimene

Julie said...

what an awesome idea ruth just love it all

Toni said...

Ruth this is so stinkin' cute!!!luv it!!!

LazyKay said...

What a brilliant idea and yes, we often don't take the time to tell those special people in our lives just how much they mean to us and this is a gorgeous piece of work - a real family treasure.

xxxxxxxxx

Pia said...

woooow so beautiful

sanjeet said...

clock case and so beautifully too

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