When I saw all the Pink and Red Valentine Flowers today at the store I was reminded of the year I created an untraditional Valentine's Day Tablescape. Thought you might enjoy a "flash from the past". Originally posted in my Art in Entertaining Blog.
|Valentine Daffodil Love - Mixed Media Book tablescape for Milk and Cookies ©CindyRippe2011-13|
Well...who says that a Valentine's Day Tablescape needs to include Pink and Red? I was feeling desperate for a touch of Spring after our trip to Sid's Greenhouse and pulled out my Daffodil Altered Book. I created the design one year after seeing a few of my daffodils "kissing" between the fence in the yard.
|Closeups of the steps to create the book ©CindyRippe2011-13|
I glued several pages together and cut out heart shapes with a craft knife. 1. Rubber stamped letters on a sheet of clear acetate is glued between the pages. 2. The back side of the large heart showing the pages of the book. 3. The daffodil sketch was painted with water color, colored pencil and inked lines. A few pieces of Scrapbook paper, my garden statue photo, ribbon and a tassel decorate the rest of the piece. It's designed to sit on an easel which works out nicely for a tablescape centerpiece. I wanted to tie the napkin with raffia but didn't have any so I improvised with embroidery floss.
|Daffodil Love - Altered Book with Mixed Media Daffodil painting ©CindyRippe2013|
|Embroidery Floss for the Napkin Holder ©CindyRippe2011-13|
|Milk and Cookies ©CindyRippe 2011-13|
Oh...for those of you that can't imagine a Valentine's Day Tablescape without pink I found out that there are several varieties of Pink Daffodils. Who knew??