Saturday 12 February 2011

Blue Love

Dark Valentine is the name of the image from Delicious Doodles that I have used for this special Valentine card. Coloured in blue and purple pencil and smudged round it using blue pastel.

I'm still having light issues and out of loads of pics these were the best out of the lot.

I have used the sketch over at Anything Goes Challenge Blog. The panel behind the image started off life as black, grey and white to which I distressed with Stormy Sky DI to make blue. The two panels behind that are a "dirty violet" colour. These I embossed and rubbed pewter metallic paste over the raised bits. All panels were matted onto cornflower blue before sticking onto a dark blue with white flecks then amythyst. The horizontal panel is an off cut of the base CS that has navy ribbon added. Navy, powder blue and lilac buttons piled up and sewn on.

The heart is a die cut that has been double heat embossed in pewter to hide the fact it was red.
The little crystal letters (dovecraft) spell "I'm blue without you".
All this onto a lilac card base.

I am entering this into the challenges
Anything Goes challenges - their sketch
Delicious Doodles challenges - Valentine's Day
Digital Tuesday - From the heart
Stamp It Crazy - Valentines
Raise The Bar - Valentines with no pink or red
Make it Colourful - Shadow and Depth. (Although I'm late for last week, I think this still covers the challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine


  1. Hello Helen. Wow, this is great. Love all the delicate shades, its very effective. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. This is truly a stunning card, I love the colour scheme and you have made this image come to life with your perfect colouring. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Anything goes..

  3. wowee it looks great, love that colour. thanks for joining us at anything goes and using the sketch x sue x

  4. gorgeous image, lovely card x

  5. Oh this is lovely really like the colours. Helen x

  6. Hello, lovely to see you back to join in the fun this week.
    This card is super, I really love the blue theme it works so well with your image.
    So much attention to detail!

    Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn :)

  7. Great colours and what a striking card. Thanks for joining us at Anythings Goes, K x

  8. Fab card, lovely the colours great image. Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes this week. Lynne x

  9. Striking in blue.
    Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  10. WOW this is fantastic,thanks playing along with DD this week

  11. What a fabulous image beautifully coloured too.
    thanks for joining us this week on MIC.
    Sheila xx

  12. AWESOME creation using Teri's amazing image!! LOVE your coloring and design! FABULOUS!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood for the "In Love with Valentine's" Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again next challenge!!