Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good morning everyone.  Are you fortunate enough to be off today? I am off today and also took Tuesday and Wednesday off so I have lots of time for play time!!  Today is Monday so you know that means it is Sunshine Monday.  Today over at Sunshine & Giggles Stamps is release day- 4 new Valentine images!!

My card today features one of the valentine images and is called Share the Love- or at least the icecream, hehe.

Don't they look like they are so in love!
This card has lots of layers, which I love and a few different techniques. I am espicially pleased with the outcome of my heart, it just glistens- though it's a bit hard to tell from the photos.  I used the cracked glass technique-without cracking it. I had thought about it but decided it might resemble a broken heart- totally not appropriate for Valentine's day, lol.

The challenges that assisted me were:
Cupcake Craft Challenges: They provided this awesome sketch
Etsy Inspired: each week they feature an item from an Etsy shop-this week's shop is Amethyst Soaps and my heart was inpired by this soap-

The Color Chef: This weeks colors are Black, White, Grey & Red
One Stop Craft Challenge: they want to see fancy edges & corners
Copic Creations:  Ethnic Skin Tones (I still need to work on this-I need more copics!!

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check out what Sunshine & Giggles DT have in store for you.


Krümel said...

Your card is stunning! Beautiful color scheme, a wonderful image and that big heart looks beautiful as well. Great take on the sketch.

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous! we had the same idea on the tablecloth! just fabulous!

hugs :)

Shelly said...

Great Valentines card, love the red against the b & w! Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge!
Hugs Shelly ;)

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. The image is adorable and the papers are perfect. Glad you enjoyed using Kathrin's sketch. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Liza said...

A wonderful card and a great colour combo. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sharon said...

This is brilliant Janice. Such an adorable image and a wonderful colour combo. Love the fancy edges.
Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

gina g said...

Wow gorgeous love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute!!!

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous card, love your colouring and those papers are fab as well as the edges. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw.

Luv Suzi x

Kelly Jo said...

Well how cute is that!Thanks so much for playing in the color chef challenge!

Juls said...

wow wow wow!! Love it!!

de said...

This is great! So romantic!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Pam S. said...

so sweet! a perfect Valentine!
Pam Going Postal

Donna said...

Brilliant card for Kathrins sketch challenge this week...your chpoice of papers are perfect...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

mycardz said...

Awww, what an adorable Valentine's Day card! I love this image and you've colored it so well! Thanks for joining us at the Copic Creations Challenge. hugz, Mary

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a beautiful card and adorable image. You colored them very well. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.