Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bloody Valentine Hop - Day 3


Day 3
Blog Hop Roll 
Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

I am so sad that this Hop is over, but know that I can go back and look again at each of the three days at what creative and wonderful projects that were created.

You may have just seen Wendy's Poe inspired Bookmark.  If not, the blog roll is just above for you to start where you wish.  Next is Ike who as done wonders with a beast.

For today's project, Day 3, I was inspired by one of the Valentine Bloggers who is doing a spell theme and the idea of pulling petals from a flower to see if your crush loves you, or not.

This unique jar has a love spell upon it and will bestow its power unto any who seek love.
But as anyone of us knows, it comes with a price.

"If it's true love you seek,
then let thine heart be true.

Fill your mind and soul
with the beloved one.

Take care for only a single
chance you have.

For what is drawn,
the desired heart will obey
three score and no more.

Accept thy fate for
True Love's sake."

Fated Hearts

The Ill-fated Details

Hearts are from a past offering stamp set called Quoth The Raven (February 2013) from Smeared Ink Rubber Club.
Each is stamped with Versa Mark ink onto Whisper White card stock.
Black and Cherry Cobber Embossing Powders over stamped images.  Heat set with heat gun, then fussy cut.
I wrote "Thee Love Me" and "Thee Loves Me Not" on the back of each randomly.

Poem was made up by yours truly and written in Word.  Printed in red.
Torn on all sides and inked with ink pads.
Used Netting background stamp (SU!) and heart stamp with Sahara Sand ink for background.
Sewing pin to hold onto heart below. 

Jar was from stash probably bought at Walmart.

Used Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch on Cajun Craze card stock, trimmed and adhered to inside edge of jar.

1/8" Black Taffeta and Cherry Cobber Seam Binding Ribbon tied around rim.

Skull head from stash.
Medium Rhinestone Jewels for eyes.  I am probably going to go back and color them in with red Sharpie.

Heart was hand cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, scrunched and inked.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

for such a wonderful 3 day Bloody Valentine Hop!!


  1. I was so confused as to what was next to the skull on top. But once I read it the entire thing almost made me cry. It is so wonderful how one persons too morbid brings up such strong emotions of love in another. Oh ya I am defiantly in the right place with S&S. Thank you for making such a heart warming piece of art

    1. Thanks, I hope I got the concept through enough. The ol' I love, but not loved back situation/infatuation. Then I thought to throw in a 50/50 chance, only one shot, and to have whatever was drawn to only last 30 years. So your stuck w/ what you got! Sometimes I think I over think it and try to add to much. Okay done with my more ramblings!!! Happy last day of the Hop!

  2. Great mixed meda project Shoni! Love all the hearts and your message on the scroll! Very creative mind you have!

  3. Ooooo Shoni this is an amazing project! LOVE your poem and the concept of the hearts in the jar, brilliant work teamie!!!

  4. Hiya Shoni, from one spell caster to another, a wonderful project - love all the details. Your hearts and the scroll are amazing and your poem... there is real talent!

  5. Shoni this is brilliant! The skull is SO fabulous..they could go rolling down the hallway and freak anyone out!!! little golfheads. The loves me/not on the hearts is so cool! i love this. and always your prose. xox

  6. Fabulous poem and love the whole idea. Can imagine having this at a slumber party when I was younger. Still works for me today, though. Super job! xxD

  7. Freakin' AMAZING - such a brilliant idea. !!! xoxox

  8. Shoni you are so talented!! I simply adore you and your art!!


  9. I freakin' LOVE this, Shoni! Brilliant concept and excellent execution!