Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I'm Naked Over Here....


It's true...bare as bare can be, but it's not me that's nakie, but my Christmas tree! 
I know, I know...I'm those people you see in March that can't stand to take it down.
 I love the concept of bringing nature inside and those soft twinkly warm lights that fill the room with a glow just make me so happy, SO...I've justified keeping it up by altering it for several holidays.

However, I've stripped it down to nothing but its lights and now it's time to dress it up a bit with some lovin'...literally.  I've decided to showcase 8 ornaments that I'll hand make for Valentine's Day as an offering of inspiration. 

#1 Vintage Crochet Heart Ornament


 Using the Cameo Silhouette Cutting Machine, I cut out 12 white cardstock hearts and 6 designer paper hearts and layered 2 white with 1 designer for thickness.

Ink the edges with Old Paper DI, inked the hand made leaves and crocheted 6 twine hearts.

Applied a small section of lace, hand rolled rose and a few buttons for decoration.



Here you can see what the hearts looked like
before I attached tulle and glued them to a crocheted heart.
All together in one happy group.
I promise to take pictures of them on the tree as I go along AND I'll return to bring you 7 more ornament ideas for Valentine's Day for the TREE!
I thank you so much for stopping in to visit. You have no idea how happy you make me :)
Hugs n' Happy Inking...
Lisa x

25 comments:

Samantha said...

Lisa I am with you I put the tree out under protest! I would leave it up all year if I could!

I really love your Valentine ornaments they are glorious! hugs me xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful creation! Lisa. Love your ideas of making the dimensional hearts. Sweet design! :)

Regina Easter said...

LOVE THIS CREATION....girl i love putting up my tree because it makes my house look full and then once i take it down my house looks like a GHOST TOWN..ugh

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

What a fantastic idea, love it! Your gorgeous little hearts are as sweet and dainty as can be. I can't wait to see the tree all decked out in is valentine splendor.

Michelle :o)

Karon said...

Well naked your tree may be - but adding this gorgeous creation, it will look amazing! See, you are at it again with thinking out of the box and this is truly beautiful. My living room is truly naked though, as I took all the decs down and the tree is put away until next year. Happy Hump Day.

richardbreaks said...

Wow, such a lovely romantic statement. I loathe taking down the tree, too...It gets so dark and bleak afterwards!

Mary J said...

Hello Lisa!! Long time, no see - hope life is treating you well sweet thing!

These hearts are so beautiful!

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Lisa said...

Oh Lisa!!! What gorgeous little lovelies you've made. I especially love the romantic colors and the little touches of lace. They turned out just perfect. And the tree idea if fabulous!!! I may have to take one of my mid size trees back out and decorate it with pretty little custom Valentines gift certificates for my hubby, hmmmmmm you've got my wheels spinning. Ty
Have a beautiful day!
Hugs,
Lisa

Kelly Neis said...

I love stuff like this! I think these are all beautiful and then to have a bunch of them all together is so fun. I am going to be inspired and make some of my own, thanks! Hugs Kelly

Tammy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous ornaments and what a nice way to continue to enjoy the tree! Can't wait to see pictures!

Marie-Louise said...

Such a fantastic idea to keep your tree up and change the decorations. Love the little hearts.

Karen Conner said...

Your hearts are looking awesome!

Can't wait to see the rest!

Mitra Pratt said...

haha! I saw these on pinterest last night and I had a quick peep then! Of course, I had to have another wander! I love love love Valentine's Day and hearts! WHHHOOOOHHHHHOOO!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello to you Lisa ..Cyber hugs with warm wishes for a super Happy New Year.
Sorry not to have visited but Since Doug had a fall My hobby time is limited .
Love the idea of leaving the tree up , changing the decorations and I think that those beautiful hearts will be so pretty hanging amongst the greenery .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Sandy said...

What beautiful hearts Lisa. I know your tree looks smashing. I am one of those nuts who loves my Christmas tree so much I leave it up all year long. It's a folk art tree full of Santas and old glass ornaments. Everything is red and green. There are many nights when I turn the lights on. Makes my heart smile and I know you gorgeous hearts make your heart smile too!
Sandy xx

Pia S said...

Your ability to turn bits and bobs into to beautiful projects is impressive, as is your talent for catchy titles - lol.

Bettina L. said...

Oh Lisa that valentine ornament is just perfect. Such an awsome idea. Hugs Bettina xx

Margaret said...

You had me a little concerned there for a minute... Never know what we'll see on your blog!! hee!hee!

I am bowing down to your brilliance right now and will SO do this next year when I get all sad about taking down the Christmas decorations! Your Valentines decor is so pretty and romantic! Love that you added the crocheting!

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, Just like everything, they come and they go... so sad. Time goes by way to fast before we know it Christmas will be here. On to Valentines looks like a good start with all the hearts!
Hugs, Pat

butterfly said...

They are just enchanting, Lisa - oh, my word!! Please, please say there'll be pictures of the decorated tree once it's done!

I couldn't agree more about the lights and decoration. If there was ever a time that needed brightening with a bit of colour and light, it's grim grey Jan/Feb - very tempted to copy you!!
Alison xx

Tammi said...

Oh gosh these are gorgeous! I love your creativity!

Buttons said...

Such a fantastic way to celebrate the next major event on the calendar. Love this ornament idea and the way you've created each one. Jenny x

Tracy said...

I so wish I had the room to leave my tree up year around. I really like that soft glow too. This is gonna be awesome!

Jeanne J said...

OMG! I think I'm drooling!