Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Love is all you need card ~ inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone! I just couldn't let the week slip by without sharing at least one Valentine card since Friday marks the day. I love this image from Vera Lane Studio called All Heart which is an older image available from Janet upon request. She is quirky and whimsical...and fun to colour!

I coloured Dotty with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cutting her leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border which helps her contrast with the busy background. Foam tape was used to pop her up and add a natural shadow. White chalk paint was used to add her dress dots with a stylus.

The background for the card was kept simple. The Checkerboard Doodle background stamp from Whimsy Stamps was applied to white cardstock using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. The same ink was used to add a script stamp from Indigo Blu as well as darkening the edges of the background. hearts were die cut from watercolour paper and washes of colour were applied using Candied Apple Distress Oxide plus water. Once that was dry, full strength Candied Apple was used to add stamping to each heart which was then matted with black cardstock.

A clear sticker was applied to white cardstock, fussy cut and matted with black, before a puffy heart was added in place of the one on the sticker. Faux stitching was added to the outside edges of the background before it was matted with black cardstock to frame it. Dotty washi tape was used to ground the image and the background was adhered to the white card base to finish it.

Thanks for stopping by today. Dotty and I wish you a wonderful week and a Happy Valentine's Day.
If you are shopping for ideas for this or any other (non) occasion, be sure to check out the amazing array of images in the Vera Lane Studio  shop. We would also welcome you with open arms in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. Both are awesome places to hang out.

Life is good; so is art.

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