Thursday, February 3, 2011

Carousel Valentine

I was still playing with Valentine cards and ideas, when I saw Creative_Sketches sketch for this week. I love the ideas and versatility that I got from it, and had a hard time deciding what direction I was going to go with it all! :)

I decided that my theme, besides being a Valentine card, was going to be a musical one.

I used the horse from "Enjoy the Ride" from Flourishes, cut out and popped up on popdots and colored in with Tombows. I used all MME papers, with "Lost & Found" music paper, to go with the musical theme. The patterned vellum is from Hambly Studios. I used Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals to make the frame, then used Spellbinders "Classic Lace" die for the ribbon border. I used MFT Rose die to make the paper roses, topped of with some lovely pearls from Basic Grey.

I decided to Not use flowers for this Valentine's card, just to try something different. So I pulled out my carousel horse image, and thought of the musical theme. Painting animals are not my specialty, but I like how it turned out. I painted it like a pinky Valentine horse I would love to ride :)
I really like the sketch, the non use of flowers, and it all coming together for a different and unique Valentine's Day card.. Since I seem to be bucking the trend, here, do you think I can make a St. Patrick's Day card, next month, without the use of any clover stamps....?
Hmmmm... I think I threw down the gauntlet and challenged to myself..... ;)


  1. I am so blown away with your cards from week to week!! So pretty.. I remember riding carousel horsed like this when I was a child..

  2. WOW!! This is beautiful!! Thanks for leaving a comment for me--it lead me to your beautiful blog!

  3. Wowwieeee Amanda...this is beautiful! It has a lovely vintage feminine feel, and I love the paper flowers and pearls!

  4. AMANDA....this is amazing. I love how you used this stamp in soft colors. This is wonderful.

  5. Beautiful Amanda, your carousel looks wonderful and I think the flowers you created are awesome!

  6. Amanda, your musical Valentine is FABULOUS! Love the soft colors and of couse the awesome Flourishes image! Thank you for joining us again this week! Hugs ~S~

  7. Beautiful and sweet card!! I love how you colored the carousel and those flowers! Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us!

  8. Wow! Amanda, your coloring is AMAZING! This card is so beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  9. Hi Amanda,
    I'm looking around for Valentines Day cards and found your blog, so I decided to drop in and have a look. The carousel horse caught my eye. I love the card. Merry Christmas!



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