Kim is just so talented and I decided to make a Valentine's card for the challenge.
The papers, chipboard stickers and glazed brad are from the new BG Bittersweet collection. I used a sketch again from the brand new Inspirational Card Sketches blog. It sure saved me some time when creating this card. The "P.S. I love you." stamp is from Papertrey. I colored in Kim's wonderful image with my SU Pastels and a blender pen.
My next sketch challenge reveal is from Page Plans. The awesome sketch this week was done by Chris and we were to do a Valentine's Day theme focusing on children.
And here is my layout. I don't really have any pictures from Valentine's Day last year. I think I scrapped most of them already. But I saw this picture and knew it would work perfectly of my daughter and the kitty she just loves so much. She always wanted to hug the kitty. Even now, she knows the kitty likes to have a "nice pet", she still wants to sneak a hug in. Sierra (kitty) is not as resistant anymore.
I decided to do an oval rather than a circle. I printed out some oval shapes I made with AppleWorks on my computer and then just traced around the the picture and cut it out. I didn't do such a hot job cutting the ovals out, so I distressed the edges quite a bit. It gives it a much softer feel. The papers are (mostly) from MME. The "Love" is chipboard from Basic Grey and the heart for the letter "o" was flocked in red. I used a piece of Tim Holtz Fragments and colored it red using alcohol inks and then just used some silver colored letter stickers on it.
One more card I wanted to share was one I made using some more of the BG Bittersweet collection. It's a pretty big card, just under 6 inches. The heart I pieced together, again, with some flower petal shapes I had. I embossed on petal and stamped into it and the other petal I used some gold leafing on it. The large brown embossed heart in the center was made using some brown and red Coordinations cardstock. I ran it through my Cuttle Bug and lightly sanded it to bring the red color out. this was the first time I used Coordinations so I am pleased with how it turned out. I think this may be a potential "hubby" card for Valentine's Day.
I received another blog award from one of my Basic Grey Challenges teamies, Heather. Please check out her blog, Rica's Haven. She makes such gorgeous stuff!!
So to keep the award going on and on I need to pass it on to 7 of my favorite blogs. Do you know how many blogs I consider my favorites? You should see my blog bookmarks. I even have them categorized into sub areas. And I think I add a new one almost everyday to my list. So I am passing this on to...
Well I hope everyone has a great week!