1.21.2011

♥ (day 5)...

handmade valentines
20 handmade valentines in 20 days...day 5. I made several of these puff-painted bargello patterns during grad school (see the others here, here, and here). I was working on one in my studio one day when one of my fellow grads came in and, without hesitation, said, "Whoa. You must be completely insane.". Without hesitation I thought, "Hmmm. You must be kind of a jerk.". On a happy note, that jerk is still a very dear friend...and he was right about me being insane. Back to bargello on graph paper. I thought it would make a cute valentine, so here you go. Don't forget that I'll be announcing the winners of this week's valentines first thing Monday morning. Good luck, lovelies!
♥,
Abbey

handmade valentines
handmade valentines♥ giveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple valentines).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your valentine: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your valentine in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

27 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

i absolutely love the colors and pattern :)

kbluem said...

OMG!! I love it - - - genius!!

Patty said...

Absolutely love this! Bargello patterns plus puff paint? Insanely great!

Meghan said...

Simple and nice!

Anne Thompson said...

This may be "insane", but it's GREAT! Love the colors! Anne, yourmainestamper

kg said...

so awesome!!

Erin said...

This is so chic! I wish I was you. <3

Paulette said...

Your blog made me smarter today as I had to look up "bargello." Thanks Abbey1

Steph said...

wow, beautiful! thanks for the great giveaway :)

greta said...

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. You haven't crossed it...this is brilliant!

ariane said...

aw i love this :) so simple & cute!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

He was right! But it's the awesome kind of insane :) I love this one!!!

Becky said...

So fantastic! Simple materials with a beautiful result.

Hana said...

Oh my, I am in love with this! I love the colors!

jandjhome said...

Love the yellow. It would look really cute in my master that I'm working on. I'd love this one.

Tiffany said...

such nice colors! ♥

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

i think i need to look into the joys of puff painting. beautiful!

Vicki @ Piccolo Takes All said...

Somehow I haven't gotten to commenting until now, but I'll definitely take this one! :)

Helena said...

So lovely!

rebecca said...

very pretty!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

amy said...

This is so beautiful. I just love this 20 in 20 you're doing. The holiday ornaments were great but somehow Valentine's speak to me more. Thanks for doing this. It's terrifically inspiring.

Little White Liar said...

This one is so preppy and cute! My favourite so far.

moomi said...

i have to confess i didn't know what bargello patterns were (i googled it) but i love your heart - it's beautiful!
x candice x

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Happy weekend, everyone! I'll be announcing the winners tomorrow morning, so stay tuned! xo, Abbey

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Raquelita said...

Discovered your blog by happy accident just this morning: love, love, love :) And then I discover your giveaways? Whoa! I'm so impressed by your creativity!

Bea said...

So simple and so sweet. I love it.

emily said...

oh me, please! pretty please! so subtle and sweet.

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