Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mike's Valentine


I'm posting this after Valentine's Day, because of course I didn't want Mike to see it before I gave it to him!  I used Lucy and Ricky from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps on hot press water color paper, and water coloured them with Twinkling H20's.
To make the black fur, I layered two colours alternately: Burnt Umber and Bolivian Blue.  I prefer to use two colours to make black (or really grey in this case) because with a mix of two colours, you avoid that flat appearance.  Theres a lot more vibrancy and life in the grey where you sometimes see the brown more dominant, and sometimes see the blue showing through.
For the grass, I first did a light wash of green and then while it was still damp, I added flicking brushstrokes, with a lot of pigment but not much water on my brush.
He loved his card!  It was a challenge to make a Valentine that wasn't too "frilly" or "flowery" for my guy.  I think it turned out all right!
Thanks for visiting and God bless you!

18 comments:

  1. Ohhh wowwww Crissy,what a beautiful card,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  2. hoi hoi
    What a BEAUTYFUL card you made, very pretty coloured

    anneke

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  3. Nice card, I love it and I think it's just right for a man and the image is so cute xxx

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  4. WOW!! I just love this card!! Blessings and Hugs!

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  5. Oh hon this is just adorable!!! I so love this dear and I know he loved it too. Big Hugs dear

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  6. So sweet, I love the layout and the fun ribbon.
    Hugs, Christine

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  7. Your card is gorgeous!
    This image is so sweet and fabulous coloured.
    Love all the hearts, the backgroundpaper and design are beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  8. Very sweet card Crissy! Such a cute image! I like how you did the grass and the background too.
    :) Sarah

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  9. So fabulous!
    Such a super cute image and love your gorgeous design and detail!
    hugs
    kim x

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  10. This is so fabulous Crissy!! I am sure Mike loved it!! xx

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  11. That is one gorgeous Valentines card, Crissy! No wonder why he loved it!!

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  12. Hi Crissy! What an adorable Valentine card. Love those two little "stinkers". In scrolling down your blog I noticed you listed our CC DT, which was really sweet of you. I think my name is the only one not listed, but I'm sure you just forgot. Thanks for the team's mention.

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  13. Stumbled across your blog from YouTube after watching your great post on coloring the Leprechaun hat. I got a lot out of it and always appreciate those who take the them to make and share them. I've bookmarked your blog...to quote Arnold S..."I'll be back!"

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  14. So cute, love your coloring and all the different hearts on your card, especially in the corner!

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  15. Adorable card, gorgeous image and amazing coloring. As usual your cards rock!
    Hugs,
    LIM :)

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  16. wow..This is one gorgeous card. And congratulations on being grand parents. This is one gorgeous little baby.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful once again.
    Hugs
    Desire

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