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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lovey Doves and A Gem of a Challenge


It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week is "Hearts and Valentines."  This challenge will run from 8:00 AM Feb.9 to 6:00 PM Feb. 15, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs.  So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you?  We'd love to see you!

My card today uses two images, "Love Birds" (found here) and the sweet, NEW "Heart Fence (found here).  I did a little tweaking and put them together to create this cute little image of them perched on the fence.

I colored the image with Copics, applied chalk to the background, and used a glitter pen as accent.  I thought the background paper with its zillion teensy hearts was apropos for today's challenge, not to mention those in the image.  One can never have too many hearts.

 I used a grass die cut for the base of the fence to give a little added dimension.

Some ribbon, a vintage button, baker's twine and some stitching complete this simple little card.  I didn't think it called for any serious bling this time.

Thank you for taking the time to join me today, and I wish you a lovely weekend full of creative happiness.

Happy crafting!


Stamps:  Love Birds, Heart Fence (Pink Gem Designs); Vintage Clocks (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: printer
Paper: Whisper White (SU); Classic White (Flourishes); green scrap, Valentine's Day [Love] 6x6 (Recollections)
Extras:  Dies: Fresh Cut Grass, Picket Fence (Dienamics), Labels 18 (SB); chalk, Copics, Gelly Roll glitter pen, SU markers, ribbon, baker's twine, vintage button, sewing machine.

Challenges entered:

Incy Wincy Designs - Love Is In the Air
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #38 - Valentines
Tuesday Throwdown #133 - Heart Strings
Simon Says...Have a Heart
Divas By Design - Winged Things
Inky Impressions - Love 
Crafty Ribbons #38 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Hanna and Friends #164 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts #103 - Valentines
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant TPE 185 - Inspiration Photo (I pulled the pink out of all that red.)

MFT - Sketch


Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card Shea.
Brilliant colouring
Hugs Kelly

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Shea. I love the way you have used those images and your colouring is so beautiful.
Hugs Sue

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea - your cuckoo card is sweet (or is that "tweet") as can be! Love those colors and the general happiness feel of your darling card. The image is sweet, too!

jean said...

What a lovely card, it really caught my eye from the DT, such lovely colours and such a cute image xxx

Heather said...

This is adorable Shea! Fabby coloring, sweet ribbon bow...and love the double mats behind your focal image!

On another note...I am kind of slow...but I just had an "Ahhhh Hah!!!!" moment...meaning now I know all your AKA's....LOL...see you at Gecko Galz :0) Sometimes it takes me a while with all the different groups..and different names...etc...

Michaela said...

Hi Shea
What a super gorgeous card! I adore the colour palette you used. It certainly grabbed my attention. Love every element you used and your colouring in is amazing too.
Michaela xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Aaaaaw this is gorgeous hun I love those two images together a d your layout and embellies are fab!
Love n hugs xx Cara xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Shea - love the two images combined and your colouring is amazing.
The ribbon and twine with the button is gorgeous too :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing with the Divas this week.
Good luck xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet card Shea! Your coloring is fantastic and love your ribbon, button, twine embellie!

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous card Shea with brilliant colouring. Nicola x

Viv's Visuals said...

This is just yummy Shea! Love it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Adorable card Shea! I love all the detailing you did and you're right, it doesn't need bling.

Karal Schuknecht said...

Great card, it's gorgeous and the coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week for "Valentines."
Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy. And good luck.

Caz xx IWD DT

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jac said...

Love the cute image and bright colours, thanks for joing us at Divas By Design this week.

Margaret said...

Such a cute image. Love the way you used the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

CraftyGirl said...

Great image and your layout is wonderful. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Joynana said...

Lovely card. Really love the fence die cut. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

Janet said...

Shea this is just amazing sweetie.....I love how you have merged the two digis to create this wonderful scene.....very inventive.....well done!!xx

Susan Dube said...

How adorable! I love the image and all the hearts are so sweet! Love the button, stitching, and bows. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll be back for our next challenge!


Susan, TT DT

Mandy said...

Shea your card is absolutely gorgeous, such a sweet image and beautiful colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is lovely. Great design with those birds and I love how you've coloured them up and added sewing and bow. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

carol said...

oooh adorable card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Marge said...

This is soooo ADORABLE -- love the little birdies on the fence, your beautiful coloring and that fun sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!