Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine...late, but with a good reason!

Please click on the card to see it better, it's really nicer than it looks on my monitor! ;)


So, my husband's been feeling miserable with a flu bug for a week or so. Today he's feeling better, so he went back to work this morning, and we're finally going out for a Valentine dinner tonight. This is my card for him.
The quote is by Robert Sexton. The front of the card reads "Hand in hand I'll walk with you...." and the inside reads "...in deep green forests, on shores of sand, and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you'll have my hand."

I collaged a wedding photo of us with a Crafty Individual's pic of the Eiffel Tower (our first major trip together was to Paris in the spring, which just happens to be the theme for this week's "Daily Art Stop" challenge), a picture of "our lake" in the fall (top right), and although you really can't see it well, I also used a Crafty Individuals image of timepieces in the top left corner. This flourish stamp (also from CI!) has quickly become one of my very favourites! I prepared the background paper by spraying Ecoline Watercolour Ink mixed with Winsor and Newton Iridiscent Medium in a Ranger Mini Mister over Arches 140 pound cold pressed watercolour paper.

On Wednesday Stamper, the challenge is to use something shiny (if you click on the card to enlarge it, you'll see the lovely sheen that the Iridiscent Medium gives); on Arty Girlz, it's wire, and this is my first try for the colour inspiration challenge over at Kristina Werner's blog. Thanks for visiting today!

20 comments:

Kelly said...

lovely card

hastingshall2 said...

Deborah, I love the card and I know your dh will also. It's beautiful, shiny, and very romantic. Lovely couple, too.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the design.

Julie Mutch said...

Deborah, this is beautiful. I love the wedding photo that added on your Valentine's card. I bet D* loved it. :)

Anne said...

Stunning Valentine! And what a beautiful quote, too! :-)

Michelle said...

GREAT card. Glad your husband is feeling better now. Enjoy your Valentine's celebration!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Have a great night.

Michelle said...

WOW - LOVE your blog, and as I read further, I'm very impressed! Thanks - very inspirational, AND I've "stolen" your quote for my blog. It's sooo true!
Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your card is SO lovely and perfect for the shiny theme. Enjoyed reading all about it too! Fabulous quote as well!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful.

Femmy said...

beautiful card!!

Rosie said...

Thta's got to be the loveliest Valentine's card I've ever seen! Inspiring!

scotspanda said...

beautiful card Deborah, so personal :o)

lotsalove

Amandaxxx

zcdl said...

Beautiful card :)

Diana Evans said...

what a magical card!!! it is beautiful....and I love all the details...thanks for participating in this week's challenge!!!

Hugs
Diana

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is just stunning!

Janny said...

Lovely!

crissi said...

Beautiful card Deborah

Thanks for joining in with the Arty girlz challenge.

crissi xx

RubyMay said...

gorgeous card....very romantic x

Shirley said...

He must be quite wonderful and I am sure he thinks you are too! What a great get well treat for someone special!

Julie Allain said...

This is such a beautiful card Deborah, I hope you enjoyed your valentines meal

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girz once again

Julie xx