Saturday, January 9, 2010

An Early Start

I Love Valentine's Day!

I love the colors, the hearts and cupids, the lace and flowers, and the chocolate....I love it all!
I had a chance to color and put a couple of cards together over the past few days. I want to make sure I get all my personal cards done early, especially those for our grandchildren.

This one uses a sweet new image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "James".
He is from her series of  four cuties called "Shy Valentines". I colored him with Copics and shaded around him with Prismacolor pencils, although the scan washed it out. The paper is from Basic Grey's "Sugar Rush" collection. The flowers were made with Martha Stewart's hydrangea and leaf punches. The heart border is an MS punch, too.I added a bit of sparkle with a glittery heart I got at Target's Dollar Spot a few years ago.

This cute dragon is a free coloring book page from Elizabeth O. Dulemba, who, like Mo Manning, is a children's book illustrator. Her free images are for personal use only, but I believe she now has a line of rubber stamps. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the company that manufactures them.
The image was also colored with Copics. The sentiment is computer-generated. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the panel of red card stock, and the green hearts are another Dollar Spot find.
I'll have "Nessa", another "Shy Valentine", finished and uploaded tomorrow.


Carina said...


All your cards is great.You are a true artist.
Thank,s for the visit on my blogg and for your lovley comments.

Hugs from me!

Annette said...

Hi Elaine, such gorgeous cards, love your dp and flowers, what a cute image from MO and so love the Dragon and sentiment, take careX:)