Friday, February 7, 2014

Love Birds

What about this weather?  I say, "Spring ... Come on down"!

For February's A Creative Need project, I made a Valentine card.  I used the Love Birds digital image.  I printed the image on some mixed media paper.

I then used my Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  I also used a white gel pen around the beaks and the eyes.  For the background colors, I used chalk.

I cut the paper with the image to 4" x 3 1/4".  I wrote the phrase on it.  Then, I went around the edge of the paper with a black marker.  I centered this on a 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of green card stock.  All layers were attached with double-sided adhesive.

The green card stock was then attached and centered on a 4 5/8" x 3 7/8" piece of black card stock.  And next onto a 4 3/4" x 4" piece of red-orange card stock.

I attached this stack of layers to the front of a top-fold card base.  The base was made from speckled card stock.  Please refer to the photo to see that I placed the layers to the left side of the card.

I checked out my stash of Washi tape and found a nice green one with ferns.  I placed a piece of it down the right side of the card.

I still felt like the card need "just a little something else".  I dug into my stash of paper flowers.  I found the peachy colored one that went with my colors, but that was all.  So I picked out two more white ones that would layer nicely with the peach one.  I colored them with Copic markers.  Then I used a coordinating brad to keep them together.  I attached them to the bottom right corner of the card with some glue dots.

I hope you like this months project!!

Remember to stop by A Creative Need's Monthly Challenge and enter to win a free image!!

Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.