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1/25/2016

PSX Heart for Valentine's Day

Good afternoon on a sunny Monday afternoon. We are still melting from the Exciting Big Snow of 2016! (that's said tongue in cheek). Our area of South Carolina seldom gets much snow, and when it happens, most things shut down. Here's a few pictures, but we had _nothing_ so bad as what our poor Northern States had. We had supplies laid in, our power stayed on, so we just cozied down and tried to enjoy the pretty.

Back Deck

Front lawn & street in front of our house
 
 
Side lawn


Friday evening's sunset
 
Now for today's card:
 
 
 
 
 
- PSX G-553 (old wooden mount) colored with copics, die cut with a S/B scallop heart that best fit the image. Edged with DI Bundled Sage. (was not in the mood to do 'pinks' at the time!)
 
- Yellow background is a mop up piece. Had used some Sunflower Silk (acrylic paint in a little pot, a bit thick-ish). Dabbed a few blobs on the 98# weight mixed media c/s, watered down using a wet brush. Then while still wet sprinkled in some Lindy's Magical powders in a yellow tone, let it spread around. This was pretty wet, so used _this_ piece to blot up the runs. This piece turned out much paler, but a nice soft yellow. The main piece will be in a later project, cause I got happy with paste, some more Magical colors, a stencil, and {ahem} tried again with frantage. That stuff just doesn't like me!
 
- Cheery Lyn Celtic Fire Doily is extra white die cut from this card   The white doily was too white to use with this twig heart, so spritzed it with some Lindy's Stampgang Starburst in a green color until I got the look I wanted.
 
- Sentiment cut from a snippet from another spray play with Dylusions, and don't recall what else...., but thought this bit looked ok with the green doily. Had a piece of glossy, lightweight package chipboard, so die cut another love sentiment from that- sorry, don't remember the die company.   Copics from the Yellow shades colored this glossy piece, (many coats) -  tried to do a 'shadow' effect with the sentiments. The chipboard made a nice dimension without having to glue so many layers.
 
- Thought it still needed 'something' at the top; S/B plain heart, smallest die, cut 4 times from the green Dylusions snippet...glued it together...and Robert's your uncle.
 
Felt a bit hesitant about a green & yellow Valentine. Then saw this card in greens & yellows by my friend, Donna, whose artistry I so admire, and that made me feel - hey, these colors are OK! What do you think????
 
Ya'll stay warm if it's nasty weather where you are this afternoon. Several of my blog friends are having some tough times health wise, just now, or else caring for a loved one who is. Prayers go out to all of you! Don't forget: Rudolph Day opened today! My card is partially done...
 
Jumping Cross the Pond to the Snippets Playground, for Week  213. (Yes, there are too some snippets on this card!)  I understand there's some High Jinks Going On! It's been so long since I visited, Parsnip may not recognize me & let me in. But I'm gonna try! Ya'll wanna join me? Safety in numbers, donchaya know? All your card needs is to have Just One Single Snippet on it, and it qualifies. ALL of us have snippets, right?
 
Big hugs, and thanks for popping in.

 

44 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, how much snow!!! I'm happy that you enjoy it! :)
Beautiful card with this soft yellow background! The Celtic doily and the scallop heart with flowers look so well!! Your make is very sweet! The green sentiment matches perfectly! A lot of lovely details!
Hugs

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful and yes....I love the colors for a Valentine card! The background yellow is so soft and lovely and that die is to well....die for. Pretty image and the extra heart looks great too. A very pretty card.
If we got that kind of snow down this way it'd be considered a full blown blizzard! Glad y'all were safe and snug.
Lynn

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! I love the colors!! I so need to use yellow more...it's so pretty!! I love the dies you used and the pretty heart!! Your pictures are so gorgeous!! I especially love the sunset!! We were so lucky in that the storm missed us. We were on a line of possible snow but we were spared!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

Your snowfall is very pretty, unlike the massive amounts we have up north! LOL That's a very pretty card and I love the color combination too! The doily looks so pretty with that yellow background! Well done, now stay warm!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

So much snow Mary, please stay safe and warm, beautiful card
Kevin xx

Donna Hanley said...

It's always nice to see a nontraditional type card. I love the blue/green with the yellow. Pretty as a picture. Your winter wonderland looked so very pretty. I love to see these types of pictures as long as it is not bad enough to cause harm or accidents. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Birgit said...

This card most definitely works! I actually like it more because it is not the typical red and pink. I find it really pretty and dainty looking. You do have some snow and I am surprised you got some. We didn;t get any but we were not in its path. Nice pictures!

Brenda said...

That's a significant amount of snow for SC Momma Mary! The snow is always pretty at first, but it can get pretty ugly by the time it starts to melt around here. So enjoy that sight and hopefully it will be gone in a day or two before it gets ugly. I am loving your green and yellow Valentine's card!! I love traditional as well, but it is always fun to step out of the box and go nontraditional. I think it is fun the way you cut your heart wreath into another heart shape, looks great. I am loving the inky background, doily, heart and the sentiment. You always get good results, or at least I think you do! Hugs, Brenda

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty! I love the green on the soft yellow (and yes, your friend is very talented and her green/yellow inspiration is awesome!). Love the pretty sentiment and the green heart too. The pics of the snow are great- you have more snow than we do here in Chicago.....! I am loving the pics of the snowball fights and panda's on the internet.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty colours here, Mary!

I agree about themed to Hello cards right now. So many bloggers are poorly or their DH's are poorly. I always need lots of thank you cards and Hello cards. I like to send a card with the Rudolph DAys Challenge prizes and can use either for that. I like to thank them for playing along. But a Hello card will do in a pinch! lol

Take care with all that snow...

Kath said...

A lovely card and the colours work well too. Your snow photos look pretty, but keep warm and stay safe.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous and delightfully 'different' Valentines card Mary - love it!
I have some of those Lindy's Magicals, and they and I don't get on well together at all :-( - yours look fabulous!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Glad you didn't get dumped on like other parts of America.

Lovely card. I like the colours.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card! and your backyard looks like you are in Norway ;-) xoxo Olga

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely snowy photo's, glad you haven't had too much of it though.
A pretty card, I like the colour combo and how you have offset the doily, very pretty.
Lorraine

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! I love your snow pictues

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and your yellow and green are lovely and springlike colours and great for a valentine, and the doilly shows off the beautifully coloured twiggy heart image to perfection. Sorry you have had some snow but it looks lovely although personally I'm not too keen on going out in it anymore. The tail end of the storm is hitting us now but will just be winds and heavy rain. x

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card, love the yellow and green (daffodils come to mind) love all the different shades and the centre image is beautiful.

Your snow looks so beautiful, it's arrived here with strong winds and RAIN, as if we hadn't had enough!

Sue - said...

Love the non traditional Valentine! Lovely snowy pics too. Glad you didn't have too much though and were able to stay warm. All we've had over here so far is rain!

Redanne said...

I would say that you had just enough snow to look pretty but not do too much damage, such a shame about the northern States.

Your card is so pretty, I just love the shades of green and that beautiful doily and it is lovely to see non traditional colours for Valentines... Hugs, Anne xx

Stampsnob. said...

Here I sit in Florida with not a thing to complain about so why do I feel like it is time to be DONE with snow . I was so happy when I reached the bottom of your writings to find a soft warm inviting card Thank you for that it is lovely .I closed my eyes at the photos just opened to read......LOL.Lis

Di said...

I love this Valentine's card with a difference Mary! The colours work beautifully and it's such a delicate result. Fabulous to see you in the Playground Mary - Parsnip was about to pack and set off on a searching expedition to see where you were! I did tell him I'd heard from you but he's a bear with little trust in what I say. He's settled down again now though :)

Wonderful photos there too - especially the sunset one. Stay warm!

Hugs

Di xx

Pippa said...

So jealous of your snow. We have got Jonas now but it's come with wind and rain, no snow left. Flood alerts are in place again especially for northern areas. Lovely card to cheer up a dull day. x

SARN said...

Hi Mary . . . now with all that snow it looks like you're in dire need of a hot toddy and I know just the place! See you in the Playground Treehouse later!

GREAT pictures of your area and a fab sunset.

Loving your non-traditionally coloured Valentine's Day card too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Pink is definitely over-rated for Valentine's! Lovely change of pace with your creation Mary! Love the little twig wreath and the background layers are so pretty.

Gerrina said...

Great photo's! That looks like just enough to enjoy it and make beautiful pics (and stay in and create :) ) Almost forgot to look at your card (we haven't had any snow that stayed for more than a few minutes); like the heart and colors!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
so you did have snow.
I thought so as they said on the news it had gone to your area.
Wonderful photos of the snow.
So glad you are keeping warm, and don't have to go out in it as you have enough supplies.
Your card is so wonderful and cheery with all those lovely colours.
Wonderful heart stamped image perfectly coloured too.
That doily is sooooooooooo! pretty.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anita in France said...

Wow, that snow looks magical, Mary ... as long as you're warm and cosy indoors, that is! Gorgeous card ... the yellow and green are fabulous together ... and that delicate doily is so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Pia S said...

I don't have ant problem with Valentine cards in other colors than red and pink. I understand many Americans give Valentine cards to friends, and this would be perfect for a friend. I don't make many of these cards, we don't have a tradition for giving this kind of card to any other than our number one. I've actually come to realize we Norwegians celebrate a lot less, wouldn't mind having thanksgiving and many of those other cozy sounding holidays you have:)

Barb said...

The snowy photos are beautiful and what a sunset. I'm glad that you are safe and warm.

Your card is so pretty. I'ts nice to use a different colour for Valentine and it works really well. The doiley looks so pretty against the pretty floral heart. I recently bought some frantage but haven't had a go yet. Barbxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, lovely to see your snowy area, pleased your not suffering with the really awful snow.
Your card is gorgeous such lovely sunny colours, Kate x

Sandy said...

Pretty Valentine -- I am not too much for Valentines. Your pictures of snow will be the closest we will get to snow this winter although a man told me he was walking on the beach really early the other morning and that there were some snow flurries. But you had to look quick to see them!
sandy xx

Sarah said...

LOVE your card full of love Mary, great colours too. Envious to see your snow, we are currently having a visit from Storm Jonas...no snow for us, just more heavy rain and gales :0( Never Ming spring will surely follow!! xx

Donna said...

Fabulous pictures especially the sunset and beautiful card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Tucson got an inch of snow once upon a time several years back and the town ground to a halt and many places were closed or delayed opening. Of course I didn't find out about it until I already showed up at work (after dodging a city bus coming at me sideways). It was all in good fun. One should do that at least once a lifetime, but there are limits ya know! Pretty pictures although I'm thinking I got frostbite from them. The green and yellow Valentine's card is definitely different but I really like it. It works!

Donna said...

We got warmer for a day or two and a lot of our snow melted. Your picture looks peaceful. Love your card. The non-traditional colors are really pretty. Like the design too. Hope you are staying warm.

Donna Ellis said...

More lovely snowy photos! Thanks for sharing! All we had was thick crunchy ice after 9 hours of below freezing temperatures. Our pastures were very white and ultra crunchy! But aside from that, all is well. So strange how we drop 50 degrees in a few short hours! I have that same PSX stamp! Gorgeous yellow flowers and pretty design! Beautiful! Hugs, de

Bonnie said...

I love yellow and green and think this is a beautiful Valentine, Mary! What a beautiful stamped and colored image!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow I cant believe there is so much snow. Having only ever seen snow once its hard to imagine people living blanketed in it.

Just love your card, it is so beautiful.

Loll said...

Beautiful Valentine's Day card in non-traditional colours Mary. Especially love the tones of yellow and green that you've used ... they look awesome together. Enjoyed seeing your pics with just a blanket of snow ... enough to make everything look fresh and clean. xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, what wonderful snow photo's, Mary - a winter wonderland - TFS!!!! It looks like pictures from a storybook!!!! How my kids would like it to look like that, over here!!!!! We've seen on the news how terrible it was in some areas, but I'm happy to hear that you are OK!!!!
Love the beautiful doily and heart on your card and the colours are lovely!!!Such a fabulous VD card!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugz

Team Clark said...

I have an old PSX heart too, but a little different. Love your unconventional colors here - beautiful creation! <3

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! All that snow! We are too near the coast, so we don't see snow very often! Love your card! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Valentines card. The snow looked very pretty, it appears that you live in a very nice area, lots of space around you (lucky). I haven't been around too much in blogland, thanks for leaving a comment at my blog recently. Take care, Shirleyxx