Saturday, January 18, 2014

My first post. . . .

for the year 2014!  It has been a busy month for me and I have not been able to actually sit down to make cards and look for challenges to enter.  But, here is a Valentine I made for the current Seize the Sketch #11 challenge:






The hearts are Hero Arts die cuts.  I spritzed some red distress inks on my craft sheet and swiped the white hearts through the inks.  After they were dry, I outlined them with a Pilot gold metallic marker.  The patterned paper is also edged with the gold marker and is from Magenta.  The sentiment is from  Hero Arts.  A Martha Stewart border punch and some gold sequins were also added. 

Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Happy New Year Joy! A very lovely card, beautiful background and the gold outlined hearts look scrumptious!!

Lin said...

Gorgeous, my friend! Love the combination of elements you used here. I missed you on Monday, too.....

Cat Craig said...

Joy those reds are just delicious. Wonderful card. Welcome home. Just as an FYI, my blog feeder Feedly showed a very odd post preview for your blog, but when I clicked on the header, it brought me to this one. I will take a screen print if I can still get it. It went up about 4 hours ago.

Dawn Turley said...

Happy New Year Joy. good to see you back. This is a gorgeous card.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love it, Joy! The gold outline really sets off the hearts.

~amy~ said...

Oh I love what you've done with those sweet hearts...such a fabulous card Joy!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Linda said...

Happy New year and welcome back Joy!! I hope you had a fabulous holiday. Beautiful Valentine's card! I just pulled out my Valentine things and am working on a few cards too-it'll be here before you know it :)

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a very pretty card Joy!
and of course, I love your color scheme ;)
Thank You for sharing~

Greta said...

Welcome back, Joy! This is one beautiful Valentine! Love the use of gold!

Robin K. said...

I looooove your hearts!! The gold outlining really makes them look like something other than paper!