03 February, 2015

Love is in the air

I've coloured another image last night, and used it today for a Valentine's card. This time it's a bugaboo digi that I won at cheerful sketches last year. I coloured the young couple with coloured pencils and added tiny pearls on the girls' shirt to make it look like buttons. 
Even though I originally planned a blue polka-dot background, I later changed my mind completely. I picked a beige floral paper that I've bought years ago (literally!), and combined it with another beige/brown paper. The sketch is #252 from sketch saturday, and for the arrangement itself, I followed the 3-2-1 recipe challenge at catch the bug: 3 word sentiment, 2 flowers, 1 image.
I've chosen a short, simple sentiment, which I combined with a glitter heart. To decorate the corners, I decided to take some daisies - they fit the background in colours and style. Only later I realized that the upper flower is pretty huge, so I cut off the stem a little bit after taking the pictures.
To say which song inspired me is a hard one. The tune that currently runs in my apartment (apart from Swan Lake) is Ella Fitzgerald, but she is the Queen of jazz for a good reason - her magnificent voice sang so many wonderful songs that it's simply impossible for me to point out a single one. For the time being, it would be With a song in my heart for my calmer moments, and The very thought of you for when I need a little more swing.

- catch the bug: January recipe challenge 3-2-1
- basteltanten: Herzenssache
- use your stuff: inspired by a song (Ella Fitzgerald)
- pinspirational: photo inspiration
- crafty sentiments: include a heart
- ABC challenge: C for cupid
- dreamvalley: Valentine's
- papertake weekly: ATG
- sketch saturday
- scrapping4fun: all about love


  1. really cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. This is such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff!


  3. Such a cute image and card! I really like the beige floral background - it really makes the image pop! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

  4. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  5. Ein wundervolles Herzliches Werk
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe Grüe

  6. Fab card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenges. Shona xx

  7. Wonderful card and great coloring. I love the soft colors. Great placement of flowers. Thanks for joining us Catch the bug.

  8. Kako je luštna. Lepi marjetici in napis. Lp

  9. This is a beautiful card. I love the little details with the pearls and the glittered heart! Thanks for playing in our Inspired by a Song challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  10. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added.

    A real pleasure to view.

    Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS this time.

    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie

    {Crafty Sentiments…aNNie…DT Member}

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  11. OMG that stamp is so cute! What a cute card for a special occasion! Great work! And thank you for playing along with us over at Use Your Scraps - DT Shirl :)

  12. The beige back ground suits the image well it makes it stand out well :) Love the image you've chosen. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge
    Andrea x

  13. Amazing card! And such an amazing artist that has inspired your creation! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.

  14. This is such a lovely creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff. We hope to see you soon. Martha Lucia DT

  15. Krasno si sestavila izdelek po skici. In res dobra ideja, kako si deklici dodala polperlice. Krasno!

  16. Lovely card, such a cute image
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  17. Another lovely card with a sweet image. Thanks for joining us again at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. By the way, great taste in music. :D

  18. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper