Thursday 10 February 2011

Love is in the Little Things!

This image nearly didn't make it onto this card. I was so disatisfied with how I'd coloured the little boy's hair, I nearly scrapped it.I wanted the boy to have the same coloured hair as my hubby, which to be fair is increasingly grey, but I did not think he wanted to be reminded of that!! But I made it too dark all over, with not enough contrast so it looked rather dull & flat. I salvage it with my white highlighter pen & used my water brush to lighten it.

The gorgeous image  & sentiment are from LOTV, coloured with Distress Inks. The papers are SEI - Juliette & I used my new Martha Stewart punch I got at the Manchester Craft Show last weekend.

There are a whole host of challenges I with a Love/Valentines theme this week that I would like to enter this into.

First off I based my layout on the fab sketch at Friday Sketchers.

At Secret Crafters the theme is Valentine.

At A Spoonfull of Sugar, they want to 'See some Love'

I would have entered this card in last week's LOTV challenge had my son Ben, not seen fit to 'borrow' my camera & tidy it away behind the settee, where after 3 hours scouring the house I finally found it. Good job he was asleep in bed by the time I found it, or he would have gotten a good telling off! In the cold light of day now, I feel able to laugh about it...just!

Hope you are having a great week!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx


CraftyC said...

This is just gorgeous Andie and so beautifully coloured. Love your new MS punch!

michele said...

another beautiful card Andie :) bless kids I'm sure they do it just to wind us up lol! hugs xx

Mau xx said...

Awww!!! Bless him.. aren't kids just wonderful xx
Card is Lovely Andie,I love the M/S punch too..I guess its another on my wish list..... must get a longer toilet
Hugs Mau xx

Sandra said...

how on earth could you be unhappy with such an amazing card and image, it's stunning.

Nana Diana said...

This is gorgeous, Andie!! You do great work, I love the arrangement of the flowers. Your colouring is fabulous, awesome card!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful, Andie! Love the warm rich colours! Fabby colouring all round (hair included!) Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous Andie, such a beautiful image and details.