A Little Lovin’

Confession: other than decorating for Christmas, I’m typically pretty lame at decorating for other holidays throughout the year. It’s not that I don’t WANT to decorate, it’s just that I’m terrible at remembering holidays more than 3 days in advance. By some miracle, at the beginning of this month I actually remembered that Valentine’s happens on the 14th of February AND to top it off, I made some fancy love themed artwork! Although, I think these pieces may have to stay up at least through the end of February because they’re just so dang sweet.

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsI found this really cute free printable over at Tried & True. I printed it out on medium weight paper and colored it in with water color pencils. I’m a pretty awful artist, so being able to color in between the lines with the water color pencils and go back over it with a wet paintbrush is my kind of art :)

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. Edwards

short homecoming dresses I love the subtle difference between the pencil only (on the right) and the finished product (on the left).

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsThis cute little thing now lives on the wall above our couch in the living room. With all of the pictures of just Josh & I, this wall has unintentionally become a bit of a shrine…haha. I think it’s definitely time to print out some new pictures of family and friends to put up there!Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. Edwards

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. Edwards

This next little diddy was inspired by the one and only Pinterest. Yeah, I not only jumped on the Scrabble letter bandwagon, but I caught a ride on the chevron train too. I didn’t want to spend $20 on a brand new Scrabble game just to pull a few letters out, so I opted for some wooden letter tiles from our local craft store. Although they don’t have the little score number in the bottom corner, I think the $4 price tag for 40 letters was well worth the sacrifice! (UPDATE  – here are some real Scrabble tiles from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1OiDSLY)

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsI started off with an Ikea shadowbox frame that I found at Goodwill for $1.99 (score!). Then I used spray adhesive to attach the chevron fabric to the backing of the frame and hot glued the letters in place. Easy and so cute!

I paired the Love You art with a photo that was taken right after Josh proposed to me almost 3 years ago! Wow, time flies when you’re in love, huh :)

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsThe frames now live above the sink in our kitchen. They’re the perfect pick-me-up for when I have to do the dishes.

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsI may or may not have done the dishes just to take this photo. There’s no tellin’ though.

Valentine's Art | Simply Mrs. EdwardsDo you decorate for Valentine’s and other holidays? Or, do you stick to decorating for the big ones and forget the fringe ones like I usually do?

With love,
Mrs. Edwards


2 thoughts on “A Little Lovin’

  1. Tristan Reply

    Cute! I printed out the template for the coloring page and it was a lot smaller than I thought…I guess I could always zoom in the percentage on a copier…
    Also, what kind of color pencils do you use? I’ve never heard of water coloring pencils, makes the concept so much easier for non-artsy people like me!
    ALSO (last one, promise!), did you know you can buy scrabble tiles separately on amazon? ;)

    1. Terra Reply

      Try this link for the 8.5 X 11 version: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByYKxEdYb9pIV0RmNWx5NWwtZzA/edit
      And these are the watercolor pencils that I have: http://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-8-Watercolor-Pencil-Set/dp/B0027ACFY0/ref=sr_1_11?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1360725790&sr=1-11&keywords=kimberly+watercolor+pencils
      And I guess I didn’t realize that you can buy the scrabble tiles separately on Amazon…gosh, duh! Maybe I’ll get some for my next project :)

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