Am I the only one who has a love/hate relationship with Valentine's Day? I'm not sure why I still have, but the truth is, I am not a big fan. Why, you may ask? Too many years of being on the wrong side of it at the beginning when my opinion of it was forming I suppose.
However, this year will mark my twenty-second year with the very best of Valentines! (That would be Mr. Schneider) And so, in honor of my blessings, I've made a layout to give tribute.
Funny thing, I keep wanting to tell our love story, but when I get down to it, the story never quite gets out on paper. (I can talk your head off about it in person though, LOL)
At any rate, I had that intention, but instead, I just ended up with pretty. Do please indulge me (and forgive me.) And yes, I've been watching to many British dramas during my illness and have fallen into a bad way with uppity vocabulary. Tis a pity!
This one is created with lovely Lily Bee Design papers from a variety of collections. I was inspired by this image which turned up on Pinterest. I liked the look of the ombre and the colorway and decided to give that a go using a variety of papers to create the ombre effect.
I kept the rest of the design simple so as to let those hearts shine.
I also printed the photo on vellum to get that sort of ethereal look. It took a bit of trial and error to get it to print cleanly but ultimately I managed it. I'll be trying that method more in the future now that I've got it nailed.
So how about you, are you a fan of Valentine's Day? Got a valentine this year? Sharing a love story? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Thursday.