Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Angel

I wanted to pop by and show you a non-traditional Valentine card today. I have been neglecting my poor, beloved Prismacolor pencils lately, so out they came to color this lovely Lockhart Love Angel wanted to challenge myself to create a Valentine without red in it, and other that the touch of red in the patterned paper, I succeeded. Here's a closer look:

You'll notice that the dress has a plaid piece on it; that was paper pieced in, then I choose colored pencils to match, coloring the rest of the dress in the same colors. I love the way this turned out! If you look closely, you'll also see that I shaded the plaid piece with pencils, too. This is a great tip - it not only adds much needed dimension through shading, but works to make the pieced in paper look less obvious, too!

I took a little extra liberty with the heart the angel was holding, too. It is popped up on a piece of foam tape and covered in Glossy Accents. Once it was all dry, I was pleased to see that the colored pencil shading still showed through beautifully. When popping up a piece like this, keep in mind that you should remember to color the piece underneath in a similar manner - it gives that polished look that we're all striving for!

(Both pieces of patterned paper are from Little Yellow Bicycle, in case you're wondering. It's their Savor Collection - and it is full of sweet, small scale patterns that are great for cards.)

There are many Lockhart stamps that lend themselves to fun paper piecing. If you haven't played around with this technique in a while, give it a try. (And if you're one of my local friends, you can get some tips in person from me on Tuesday, February 15th, as we will be looking at it on Technique Tag Tuesday at Angela's Happy Stamper. What do you think the chances are that we'll be playing with a Lockhart Stamp or two?! ;)

Have a fantastic day! Be well.


Sue Ann said...

LOVE LOVE the paper you used and the angel is so sweet. I love a great non traditional Valentine!!! BEAUTIFUL~~

Heidi said...

This is such a happy card Jenn! I love the sunny colors and the coloring with Prismacolor pencils. You are amazing with them! Thanks for the tip on shading the paper piecing. I hadn't thought of that.

Kathy Martin said...