August 4, 2010

Valentine's in August

Spent the weekend working some Valentine projects to submit to a publication.  Yanked the 6 foot table from the shed so I had some room to spread my supplies.  All crafting took place in the living room.  I like to be present where the kids are (even though my concentration was on my crafting).  Kind of like sitting in the yard and listening to the birds together, although this time they were listening to my tape runner.

Here's a little glimpse of the projects I completed, awaiting the mail.

I know it's not much fun to see sneak peeks of artwork, so I've created an extra card to share with you.

So, what do you think?  I'll tell you want I think, and that's Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso look awesome together!  Very dark, very rich.  They're great for a masculine valentine.  I wasn't really going for "Valentine" but she's holding the darn thing.  I'm going to omit the heart next time or put someting there in place of it, maybe a teddy bear.   Maybe a ball of yarn unraveling on the card?  That finger on her chin makes me think she's being mischievous.

I stamped on the Cherry scallop with the medallion from Artistic Etchings

The boys are having a pillow fight in the back...and now I hear crying.  Time to run!


Diane - said...

Oh my goodness. Beautiful card sneak peaks and the finished product is awesome. Love your tip about switching out the heart.

Lovey said...

Beautiful crafted!