Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet Valentine's Wishes

Here's another card with an image I colored while visiting family this weekend. I have loved Ching Chou Kiuk's images ever since I first saw them. I have quite a few, but tend to add more to my collection on a regular basis. I just can't help it; they are so pretty and ethereal. This was one of the easier ones to color, as it doesn't have as much background details as some others.
I based the design after Cardabilities sketch #68. The sketch calls for a rectangular card and I probably should have stuck with that shape instead of square. I feel like there's too much negative space on the sides, but it's a little late now! I was afraid to cut the background paper too much, because I was worried I'd end up covering up the butterfly.

I colored the image with copics, added glitter with a spica pen, liquid pearls in her hair, and chalked a sky background. Papers are Creative Imaginations. I used my spellbinders nesties to cut her into a circle and make the heart border. Since my husband's passing, I don't really have anyone for whom I make Valentine's cards, so I am hopeful that having all of the hearts around the image gives her a romantic enough feel to qualify for the challenge at Sweet Pea, as well.

As always, thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

Kim Kelley said...

SO soft with the vintage feel! LOve the layout and the image is wonderful! HUGS

Sara I. said...

I LOVE this image!! Love all the liquid pearls you put in her hair -would never have thought of something so clever!! Gorgeous papers and the heart die is fabulous behind her. Beautifully done!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card, Gina and such a beautiful image!

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW! Gorgeous card, love the colors and great take on the sketch... thanks for joining us at Cardabilities ... SK :)

Connie said...

This is gorgeous just as it is Gina!! I LOVE it.
Thanks for playing with us over at One Sweet Challenge.
Connie
http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com

melv said...

This card is wonderful. I like it just the way it is.

jennifer said...

lovely card, so sweet and pretty. thanks for joining One Sweet Challenge!

Anna Stillwell said...

Stunning card and your coloring is just beautiful. You're very talented :)