2/12/10

Last Day of Unity plus Snow Pics!

Today is my last day of Growing in Unity week although I will certainly be posting more Unity goodness in the future! How could I not? I love their stamps!!

This is also the last Valentine card I had to complete and Unity came through with another great image!



















So romantic for Valentines! The DP is from Close To My Heart and the crocheted lace is from an unknown source. I added a little trail of pearls for the winged heart and a couple of extra pearls here and there for embellishment. The image itself was stamped with Memento black ink on adhesive backed linen and then colored with a combination of two Copic markers to get the right shade of color. I then painted the entire piece with Diamond Stickles to give it some sparkle - here's a close-up:
















The sentiment is computer generated and printed on the reverse side of one of the DPs. I also added a little bit of white gel pen to the dots on the heart to give it a little more detail.

I wasn't sure I would like the finished project but I'm actually pretty pleased with it - it reminds me of vintagey Valentines - what do you think?

I also have a couple of photos to share with you of my Leia in the snow earlier in the week.



















Talk about your action shot! This is her at a full head-on run directly toward me. Look at those ears flapping and the snow kicking up behind her!
















And here she is after her run wondering why Mom is holding that camera (again) and not taking her inside where it's warm!  Dogs don't get photo ops! Go figure.

Thanks for joining me this week for my Growing in Unity week. I hope you have a relaxing weekend and be sure to spend a little time being creative  -

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16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous Mary! Definitely vintagy Valentine! Love it! I really enjoyed your growing in Unity this week! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

love that vintage vday card:) Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of your dog running/jumping! HA! LOVE IT!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. I just love the vintage look and bling you added. Looks like someone likes the snow. LOL
Thanks for a fun and inspiring Unity week.

Martha said...

just beautiful! i love it.

Gwen said...

Beautiful valentine! Great feel to it, love the colors and all the details!

Kathy H said...

Lovely card, and cute doggy pictures!

Dell said...

Beautiful cards! I haven't tried Unity yet. TFS..and great pics too.

stampjourney said...

What gorgeous papers you chose with that stamp! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your Unity talents with us this week!

Bogner's said...

Wow Mary! I love your heart card! It is fabulous. I love the photo of your puppy flying through the air! That is an awesome action shot!

Marcy H. said...

Stunning Card!! Love everything about it!! I love the photo of your dog!! Amazing capture :-)

Enjoy your weekend~~

Stephanie said...

It's been such a hoot watching the dogs around here frolic in the snow...I use the term frolic loosely seeing that we have around 3 feet! You can tell Leia is having a great time :)

Another gorgeous Unity card. I've really enjoyed seeing all of the creations this week, Mary!!

Andrea said...

so pretty!! Great card to end the week with!

peggysue said...

What a cute border and I love your little puppy running through the snow!

Haley D. said...

Beautiful card! I love that action shot of Leia!

The Mama Monkey said...

You paired that image with the paper and border perfectly! LOVE your puppy!!

Gina said...

I love the card, the colors are great and it has a very romantic feel. the picture of the running dog is great, wow what a shot! Hubby got me a new camera for Valentine's Day so I plan to be working on my photography skills!