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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wild About You, Valentine

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Today I am showing you the Valentine card I made for Mick. he loves animals and all things nature. this image comes from Aurora Wings, and I was blessed to win it in a fun Facebook contest about a month ago. I knew it would be fun for my guys, and Valentine's Day seemed the perfect time to try it out. I know that those of you who excel at using Copic markers would do a lovely job with this image. for now, you'll have to put up with my scrawny attempts watercoloring it. ;)


I was afraid if I reduced the image size too much, it would get really tough to color. therefore, it is BIG on this card. papers are Basic Grey Aspen Frost, a holiday collection that I happen to like for year 'round. I added some small touches to the main image with both silver and white gel pens. the man's cape is actually artichoke, but it turns a funny shade when used for watercolor.

See you tomorrow! thank you so much for popping by. :)

Challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Valentine's Day
Male Room - Valentine
Ruby's Rainbow - spots and stripes
Cardz 4 Guyz - truly madly deeply
TTCRD - anything goes
Craftitude - anything goes or Valentine's/love
Pile it On - stripes and/or dots
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Valentine's Day
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes/use red
Crafty Bloggers - all about boys
Crafty Cardmaker - it's a man's world
Squirrel and the Fox - love
Open Minded Crafting - show some love
A Little Bit Crafty - man up
Animal Friends - dots
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - anything goes
A Creative Need - wild thing

32 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning masculine image!! Thanks for joining in with The Male Room~

Lin said...

We do have a 15 challenge rule on our blog, but I have let this one in as I presume you overlooked it by mistake!

I really like this image is such a strong masculine one and perfect for the card

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers and More

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - this really turned out perfect - love that image and how you transformed it for Valentine Day!

CG said...

Ooh, this is stunning! Love that distressed DP too. Thanks for entering our DT call at PIO! Best, CG

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. What a great image.

Angie A said...

Wow very enchanting card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

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Cazro said...

Certainly a card to suit a man who loves things Wild. Great textures and images. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

Kimbo said...

What a great image to use for Valentine's, I'm sure he'll love it. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Stef H said...

well he deserves a BIG card anyway. absolutely LOVE this!

happy valentine's day to you.

hugs :)

Mikha Adriani said...

Oh another stunning creation!! :)
Thanks for linking at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We're having another challenge tomorrow. Wish to see you there :)
Hugs, Mikha

Birgit said...

This is a great card-I love the mystical and wolves! I think you coloured really well and it is beautiful!

Papercraft By Carole said...

A very masculine image. Perfect for my challenge over at CCM&M. Thanks for joining in. Cxxx

Josephine said...

Great card - love how you've combined the image with the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

acreativeneed said...

Fabulous 'wild' image and very nice masculine card! Thanks for joining in our A Creative Need challenge!
smiles,Deena

acreativeneed said...

Fabulous 'wild' image and very nice masculine card! Thanks for joining in our A Creative Need challenge!
smiles,Deena

Sheena Mckee said...

Great man card thank you for joining in with us at CFTH and good luck

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love this fabulous image!!! Love how you have used it for the valentine's day!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

Angela said...

Well done...love your embellishing! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

Amy A said...

This is GREAT! Love the image and how you've showcased it as a Valentine's Image. Great design elements and Layout!Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good luck! Hope you join us again!

Amy A~DT

Susan Kennedy said...

What a fantastic image!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

karalschuknecht said...

Great masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week for "It's Valentines Day." Good Luck.
Karal SSD DT
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful image! I know my son would love it. I do like the twine detail with the little heart! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

Penny said...

Fab card for a guy! You did a great job of watercoloring it, too! :^) Love your design, DP, and perfect embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sue - said...

Great male image! Thanks for joining ux in The Male Room

Anne Fenton said...

Super masculine card .. thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

FeistyCrafter said...

Fabulous card! Love the layout with the buttons. I think it was wise to go big with the image, that way you can see all the details. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
Tina dt

My name is Cindy said...

Stunning Valentine! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More - Cindy

Kim Kelley said...

What a cool image for a Valentine's card! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

fiona walker said...

A great mans card thankyou for sharing it with us at craftitude this fortnight.
Good luck
Fiona dt. x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Really striking card Jennifer. Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, hugs Susan x