Wednesday 10 February 2016

Love in Venice

Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and the theme is "Be My Valentine"
I have chosen to use an image called Love in Venice. 
My main reason for picking this is because we have been talking about having a "Minimoon" for a few days straight after our wedding and top of the list at the moment is Venice. Its a place I have always wanted to go and the pictures of it look wonderful!

To make this card I covered the base with wood effect paper from Crate Paper DIY Shop. I cut a panel from the zigzag paper  and also the Polaroid shape which are both from Simple Stories I heart Summer. I use some heart ribbon from my stash across the bottom and a tiny scrap of yellow ribbon from American Crafts which I attached a Red Hobbycraft heart gem on to. I dies cut three hearts from red Bazzill card and little strip of yellow hearts. The greeting is a sticker from My Minds Eye Necessities.
I used gold pen to add some detail to the digi image and also some white pen to the water. Finally I gave the water a little sparkle with a white Wink of Stella pen.

I used these Promarkers & Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
His Hair - Burnt Sienna, Henna & Walnut
Her Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Red Clothing - Poppy, Ruby & Burgandy
Hat & Trousers - Ice Grey 1,3,4 & 5
Blue Sashes - Sky Blue, Azure & French Navy.
Boat - Tan, Raw Sienna & Cocoa.
Water - Sea Mist, Pastel Green & Oasis

It would be great to see lots of entries and the prizes are fabulous!! Click on the picture below and it will take you to the challenge blog where you can find how to enter. You can also see all the other Design team cards - which are amazing!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafty Boots - Love / Valentines.
Crafty Cardmakers -  Love.
Get Creative - Must Include hearts.
Love to scrap - Have a Heart.
Crafting by design - Hearts 
Creative Moments - Romance/ Love
Freshly brewed - hearts. 
Passion for promarkers - 3 pattern papers.

Thanks for stopping by this blog. Leave me a little wave!
Liz (:(|)x


  1. This is a fabulous idea for a valentine card liz - i love it - you really MUST(!) go to Venice a wonderful place and just a few days there is perfect for a minimoon hugs Judith x

  2. This is just such a fun Valentine.

  3. Gorgeous card Lilibet, the image is just great and I love the wood texture background. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  5. Very sweet card. You'll be taking that minimoon to Venice in no time. You already have a polaroid! Thank you for joining us this time at Crafty Cardmakers.
    :) Pam

  6. Very beautiful. I love the wood texture paper and your colouring is awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. You have to go to Venice, it is the most magical city and you will love it! Great card - your colouring looks superb and I love the layout and design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  8. Lovely card, cute image!I adore the sweet image and your gorgeous coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  9. A gorgeous design and beautiful colouring as always. Thanks for joining in the fun at PFP this week.
    Lorraine DT

  10. Beautiful card Lilibet. I really like the image and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Natalie's 'papertastic' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  11. Hi Liz, This is a fabulous card. I love your colouring and your card design is really clever white the board background and pretty hearts.