Cherish Altered Heart

Well, seeing that it's Valentines Day, I thought I'd get one more heart-themed project in before the clock strikes midnight. And I'm using it for the Ginersnaps Creations Charms Challenge too.  It's my Cherish Altered Heart project.  My beads will have to serve as charms in this case...I didn't have any actual charms to play with.

Cherish Heart Altered Art

I started with a plain wooden heart, which is about 3" high. It's the same wooden heart I used for my Love Altered Hearts project.  I added a piece of teal and cream colored patterned scrapbook paper that I liked. Then I added a vintage photo that I scalloped the edges on.

Next I found a piece of chipboard that had the word Cherish on it, in a metallic teal font. It matched perfectly so I glued that at the bottom of the vintage photo. Then I distressed the edges of the heart a bit with some brown distress ink to give the heart a wee bit of dimension. I also added a teal paper flower, with a rhinestone gem in the center.

To finish this off I added 3 swarovski crystals as my "charms" to the bottom of the heart, one in a teal color, and two in clear. I love the way those look on the heart. They almost give it a shabby chic feel, don't you think? Oh, and at the last minute I decided to turn this into a magnet so I could hang it on the frig. Love it!