Monday, January 20, 2014

Mix It Up Monday Challenge

Every Monday at StampTV there is a challenge for the week. This week we were challenged to keep it clean and simple. Well, normally, that is not a problem for me but it seems I ended up doing a lot more to my card design than I had planned originally. But even so it does have a lot of open space, so I think it will still qualify.

I used all images from Gina K. Designs as well as pattern paper from Gina K. Designs Smitten paper pack. I also used Spellbinder dies to accentuate the sentiment. Oh, and I had pink rhinestones so to make the corner rhinestone treatment more coordinating with the pattern paper I took the largest rhinestone and colored it with my red Copic marker.

The focal image also was colored with Copic markers. I don't have very many of those but I do the best I can with what I do have. I know.....should purchase some more, but I keep putting it off. They do work great though and with lots of blending I try to get good results with less markers.

Don't you love that little elephant image? You can find him on Rebecca Oehlers It's The Little Things set by Gina K. Designs. And the balloons are on the new duo set True Friends by Gina K. Designs. I found the sentiment from a retired set from Gina's called Heartily Yours Additions designed by Nina Brackett. By putting the various elements all together I think I have a wonderful Valentine design.


Barbara said...

Verna, I love this little guy and I LOVE YOUR CARD! Love the color palette and layout and love your beautiful coloring of the image. Very sweet card.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh - this little guy is sooo cute. I ordered that stamp and can't wait to get it. Love our CAS design here, and I really love the way that little elephant is looking up at the beautiful hearts. Well done my dear!

Penny said...

Verna your card is perfect. This little elephant is so adorable he reminds me of Dumbo! Your coloring is fabulous.

Gayle said...

Your Valentine card is adorable. I added this set to my cart this week. Hope my card turns out as well as yours did.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

He is so cute Verna and a perfect Valentines card.

Asha said...

This is so lovely, Verna. CAS is such a problem for me...I just don't know when to stop. I do think you did a great job!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts