Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mini Heart Display Tray by Kim and altered mini dresser by Melissa

Welcome everyone!  Kim here today to share another cross-promotional project from Gina's Designs and The Robin's Nest. Today I have created one of Gina's Mini Heart Display Trays in a Valentine Theme.  I began by lining the tray with papers from The Robin's Nest Wild About U collection.
Below you can see some of the embellishments I have used to decorate my Tray. In the top left section I used some textured vellum over top of the striped paper, in a red damask design.  I then layered on some letters from my stash to represent my husband and my initials, and topped it with a metal crown. I added some flowers, a wooden sentiment and a metal rose from my stash to frame that section. At the top of the tray, I adhered a lovely red rose on top of a metal filigree piece, which I embossed in a vintage white colour,  then added a few bits of ribbon and lace from my stash.
The second photo here, shows the other section on the heart with the velvet damask overlay.  To this section I've added a lovely vintage lady image.  In the image her back is turned, so I've added some tiny little gold wings to her back.

This section below features one of Gina's Intricate Doilies, and a lovely little layered heart from the Valentine Shape Set.  I fussy cut a vintage image to place inside the heart and  then used embossing powder on the chipboard. I also added some glossy accents to the inside, and some white micro beads for texture.

In the section  below, I have used the double heart from the Valentine Shape Set, again embossing the chipboard, adding glossy accents, but this time using the red micro beads sprinkled inside.

These Two hearts below from the Valentine Shape Set are in two pieces, I have used some of the Robin's Nest Velvet Glitter Paper to cover the inside of the heart and then for the little frame, some shabby white embossing powder. I have added some lovely little flowers to accent them.

 In this section I have added a key from the Valentine Shape Set, embossed it with some Shabby white embossing powder and added a lovely two toned paper rose. Below that you can see a small metal sentiment from my stash which reads "amour".

Here below is one of the new pieces in Gina's Store. It is part of the Heart String Along set. This one is the Love String Along, and I have placed it in the center of the heart with a paper rose at the top and a vintage cameo from my stash in the center of the string part. The word love has been embossed with a colour called Chinese Red from Ranger.

Here is another full view of my Heart Display Tray. I really love these mini trays they are so much fun to alter and really hold a lot of goodies for embellishing. I hope you like what I have created for you today!

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look, and Happy Valentines Day!

Items used from Gina's Designs

Other items used
Stampendous shabby white and shabby pink embossing powder
Ranger Chinese red embossing powder
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Petaloo flowers
Graphic 45 A Place in Time Paper
Metal crown and wings from Craftsupplies1 on Etsy
Vintage wood lady from The PorkChopShow on Etsy
Metal rose, amour heart and laces from my stash.

Also on the blog today is Melissa with more inspiration to use the beautiful colors that represent Valentine's Day.  Here she is to tell you about her gorgeous altered mini chest of drawers.

Hi everyone, it's Melissa here to share my newest creation.   Inspired by a dresser created from matchboxes that I'd seen on Pinterest,  I decided to alter this 7 x 8 inch wooden box with drawers.  I thought it would be perfect decorated in the Valentine colors I enjoyed so much in my last creation. The background  is watercolor paper that I sprayed with water , then red Dylusions ink. I painted the wood with acrylic paints, and I created texture on the front and top of the dresser using  a piece of lace as a stencil, and some clear gloss gel medium.


Gina's Designs Products Used:

Other products include:
Dylusions Spray Mist
Lumiere paint
Silk Acrylic paint
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Perfect Pearls
Jaquard Mica powders
Swarovski crystals
Graphic 45 paper
Prima flowers and bling
The pink crystal necklace, sterling necklace, charms, and some home made flowers, are from my stash


  1. Great job ladies. Kim I love what you did with the hearts. I had the same thought to use them as frames. I love the vintage shabby look.

    Melissa - Your dresser is amazing and full of fun little details. I love your textures you created!

  2. fun project, love the robin Nest papers


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