Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be Mine!

Hello Happy Bloggers are you up for some Midnight Madness! I know Valentine's Day was yesterday but I never got a chance to share the valentine that I made for my husband. Living here in Wyoming one thing that is very common is the Coal Mining. Either you, your Spouse, or even any of your friends work in or sub-contract for the industry. My previous employment was a contractor for the mines. (thank goodness I upgraded to a SHAM.) My husband still works with-in the industry so what would be more fitting than this cute coal miner image from Bonibleaux designs.


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Here is My Team Creation:

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Background paper is My Minds Eye Academy papers. I paper pieced the miners outfit and coal cart with more designs from that collection. I added some inking and walnut satin distress stickles to dirty up my image. Bisque liquid pearls and gold stickles to accent his hard hat. I wanted to keep the card masculine but I still had to border my hand-drawn heart with white pleated ribbon. I also added some lace to ground things and sprayed it with snow-queen glimmer mist. The only flower I used was a single rose which replaces the original images lunch box. That's the best thing about digital images. They are so customizable.
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I hope you stop by the Other Midnight Madness Team Creations They are all Fabulous!


Thanks for stopping By Have a Happy Crafty Day.

12 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh my Dawn how AWESOME is this, love that he is holding that flower, brillant card!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This card is so cute! Did you plan the Be MINE sentiment to play on the fact that he's a Miner? Love how he's holding the flower and his glittery head lamp.

marsha said...

How cute Dawn, what a great "manly" Valentine! and a perfect image! I love the heart with the pleated ribbon!
Hugs,
Marsha

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hi Dawn! Wow such a fun Valentine! Simply wonderful! Great detail work.
Denise

Lorie said...

I LOVE your creative vision, Dawn! I can tell that so much love and thought went in to this card! The paper piecing, the rose in the fella's hand, the ribbon treatment around the heart, and the beautiful embellishments. It all comes together so well, and I'm just in awe! So very well done!

Hugs,
Lorie

Cleota said...

Cole Miner looks great! I love how you've got him holding a flower instead of his lunch box.

Cleota
DTD Dudette

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Dawn, I love this little Valentine's card you made for your hubby and I bet he loved it too! I had no idea that mining was so big in Wyoming, thanks for that info....I always like to learn new things! You've done such a great job with the image and softened it beautifully with the lace and pearls! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Priscilla said...

Well Dawn, I finally made it here. Your miner card is simply adorable. I hope your husband liked it for Valentines Day :) Your attention to details is exceptional. Great close ups and What a great post.

As always thank you so much for being for everything. You are a valued member of the team
Priscilla

Pat (mspfd) said...

How cute and so much fun! What a terrific design. Wonderful attention to details... the ruffled ribbon looks, awesome. Love your card, Dawn. Bet your hubby loved it!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Dawn!
This is sooo cool! Love that this hardworking miner is holding a little rose in his hand - such a great detail!
Absolutely fantastic valentinecard!

Hugs
Gunn

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Dawn - this is so adorable - I love that miner and the perfect sentiment! Love all of the details, especially that ruffled ribbon and the gorgeous rose!! Such fabulous colours too! This made me amile! {{{hugs}}}

Boni said...

Oh Cole looks so awesome in his grungy overalls and that sweet sweet smile!! He is a real treasure! Love what you did with him and accenting his job LOL and the single itty bitty rose if a FAB addition!