Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love You Much

I woke up this morning needing one more Valentine card ... to send out TODAY!  One for my grandma who is 90.  I scanned the current challenges and knew instantly I would use the Color Throwdown as my inspiration.  Look at this color scheme.  Those are my kinda colors!

As luck would have it, I had this bit of scrap on my craft table.

 This rarely happens to me...I had an idea instantly.  I drew out a sketch on my graph paper.

And this is what I came up with:

Am I allowed to say I'm a little disappointed?  Two things bugging me.  One, I wish I had stamped the leaves first and added the petals on top.  Second, my petal placement was so much better on my sample!  I should have used my stamp-a-ma-jig, but I thought I could do without.  I should know myself much better.  I'm waaaaay to nit-picky!  OK, not that nit-picky because I could have chose to do it over, but I suppressed that urge!

Not sure what the rest of the day will hold....maybe more cards?


  1. Love this!! What a great layout with the flower in the BG! You are taunting me with the MFT die too LOL! We are our worst critics, but I can also relate to seeing things after you take a picture that you didn't necessarily see while making the card. Great to see another Shelley creation :) Have a fabulous day ((hugs))!

  2. This is a big pretty Valentine!! It has the two most important things - the word love and the big flower. Great job with the color challenge; thanks for playing!! :>)

  3. Shelley, this design is fabulous and I'm really loving how you used the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

  4. This is so pretty, Shelley! And I love seeing how it came about from your sketch. So beautifully composed! Sorry to be a stranger lately, but life is kicking my butt. :) Glad to see you creating again!

  5. ADORABLE card...I saw the other one you did with the same petals...sooooo cute. I'm with you...also very critical of what I do, but it's still ADORABLE. And, yes, I'd do the leaves last too, but like I said, STILL ADORABLE!!! You get an A!!! :)