Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Blue Valentine

Hi All!

Hope your week is off to a great start! We had a really good weekend and I took a break from work, so now I'm playing catch up. I did find some time to squeeze in a bit of stamping today though. It's been days and days since I created anything so it was much needed stamping therapy!

I started out with an image that Erin shared with me from the new Belles n' Whistles collection. I just love the sweetness of this image. I knew I wanted to make a Valentine card with it, but I went with a non-traditional color combo.

I started with the sketch from Papertake Weekly, but not I'm not sure it resembles the sketch all that much! Got to love when that happens. I used some retired Stampin' Up! papers in Bayou and Chocolate and distressed the edges for a tattered look. I embellished with lots of flowers and roses, some brads and sticky pearls, a piece of satin ribbon, and a heart charm attached with hemp twine. I'm very excited to say that Whimsy Stamps is now carrying an assortment of charms in our online shop! This heart within a heart is available to purchase in a set of 4 with 2 different sizes.

This card also fits the challenges at:
The Pink Elephant: Valentines
Everybody Art Challenge: Valentines
Stamp with Fun: Hearts
Creative Card Crew: Valentines

Thanks for dropping by today! Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday! Happy stamping! :)

21 comments:

Dianne said...

Denise, this card is gorgeous!! It is so sweet. I love the image with the little cat. Will have to check out the charms.

Crystal said...

Oh my Denise this is gorgeous, LOVE the blue and brown and distressing!!! Gorgeous card!

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! She looks so sweet in the blue tones!! :) Love all your pretty flowers and details!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is so beautiful Denise!
I love this image and your colours and detail are gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Mina said...

stunning card Denise...love those papers and your colouring is stunning
Mina xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise-Lynn,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tracey said...

A stunning card Denise! I love it!! xx

Juls said...

wow so gorgeous!! and I love the Blue! Hugs Juls

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Denise. I love those colours together and the little heart charm is a lovely touch.

Deb said...

beautiful card Denise, that is one of my favourite colour combos, love the pretty flowers and that sweet little charm! hugs Debx

April Rose said...

Beautiful card! I love the sweet image and gorgeous colors! Thank you for joining our challenge at EAC!
Hugs,
April

Alex said...

This is a darling card Denise, and I love the image, too too cute!! The heart charm is the perfect touch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Desire Fourie said...

This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.
Hugs
Desire

Alex said...

cool colors and cute image!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Diane said...

Love the non traditional V colors!
Such a sweet image and like always,it's just so beautiful!!!

Erin... said...

So gorgeous Denise!!!! Love this color combo and those yummy papers!! All the hearts are a perfect finish to this super cute card!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Denise I love your new stamp, she's adorable, gorgeous flowers too! thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! I love you fabulous coloring and the distressing is a perfect touch!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Jilli said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and the beautiful stamp! Hugs Jillix

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love the shabby chic charm of this card, Denise. Beautiful colors and details coupled with an adorable image. Thanks for sharing this week with the Creative Card Crew!