Monday, January 18, 2010

A Little More Love!

I've been busy with Valentine's Day cards, even though I don't have many Valentine images.

Ragged and Funny!

This one uses a Raggedy Andy coloring book page. I've always loved the Raggedy dolls..I even used to make and sell them. Not many of them were bought for children, though. It seems that there are a lot of other women who love them, too!
This one is colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. The CS is from Stampin! Up, and the polka dot DP is from Basic Grey. The punches are from Martha Stewart, except for the corner elements, which are the negative cutouts from a Corner Adorner punch. The sentiment is computer-generated.
The miniature Andy is from my collection and was hand-made by a local New Hampshire doll maker. The tiny jointed teddy bear and miniature Radio Flyer are also part of my collection of tiny things.

Best Friends!

This one uses a freebie image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Bella Hearts Bronte". She is also colored with Copics and Prismacolor  pencils. SU! card stock (Mambo Melon, Mauve Mist, and Pirouette Pink) was used and  embossed with my Cuddlebug and embossing folders, but the white CS is from Papertrey Ink. MS punches add a touch of frill, and it's finished off with some buttons and Primas with heart brads for their centers. This sentiment is also computer-generated.

Clean Sweep!

Here's another Mo image, "Cinderella".  She's not a Valentine image, but I drew some tiny hearts for her to sweep up. The inside says, "You've swept me off my feet!"
 SU! and Bazzil textured card stock was used. The heart paper is from Design Originals. She's also colored with Copics and Prismas. Ribbon, Dew Drops, Prima daisies, heart brads, and the MS branch punch were used for embellishments. This sentiment was also computer-generated.

So Shy!

I love this Mo image! She's one of a set of four called "Shy Valentines".
All the information is the same as for the other cards. This one is embellished with satin ribbon and lace, which I sewed on, a silk daisy and some acrylic heart stickers from Target's Dollar Spot from a few years ago. The striped paper is from Making Memories.
The teddy bear was a gift from my little granddaughter.

Special Delivery!

This last card uses another Mo image,  also not a Valentine image. I just cut a slit along the bag and inserted some punched hearts to cover the acorns he was toting. I accented some elements with a clear Spica pen, but I couldn't get a photo to show the shine. The materials are essentially the same as for the other cards. I don't remember who makes the DP. I used my Nesties and a Martha Stewart lace punch for frill. It's finished off with a satin bow and small heart charm.
The card is resting  on a silk flower lei from our last trip to Hawaii. (We're planning to go again in 2012!)


ursula Uphof said...

Wow Elaine,
Your cards are so beautiful. You finish them off so well.
Warm wishes,

Anonymous said...

Just love them, Elaine!!!

Bernice said...

Elaine, I love your work. Creativity pours out of you like a fountain!