Sunday, February 14, 2010

Queen of Hearts

One of the online artist communities I frequent is ByhandArtists on Yahoo. A challenge was issued there to create an homage to the Queen of Hearts. The card I created is about 4 inches square and I like its bold graphic feel. The link to the challenge is here: http://quietfirestyle.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-14-queen-of-hearts-challenge.html

Each Valentine's Day, my husband makes me a card. He does this for my birthday, too. He sneaks down to my basement studio and rummages about for bits and bobs to put together a card. This year he made a card and then heard about the Queen of Hearts challenge, and decided to create an homage to the King of Hearts. You can see his card and the "sock puppet king" he created below. In the interest of matrimonial harmony, I am not going to comment further!

15 comments:

okanagan_spirit said...

Charmaine your card is lovely and hubbies card for you is nice too. It's nice that he does that for you, but I'm not sure I would like someone rummaging in my stuff.

ArtCricket2 said...

Both are wonderful! Yea for your husband for creativity!

Cindy McMath said...

Love your QOH card! Black and white and red is one of my favourite colour combos, and I love the stampers' anonymous queen chess piece stamp.

Your husband did well with his card too - that is very sweet that he sneaks down to your studio and makes something himself. ANd I got a real kick out of his homage to the King of Hearts!

Cindy :)

Robyn said...

love the contrast of the black and red

Ruby's Girl said...

I am so glad that you are playing on this challenge Charmaine and I love your card!! Red and black work so well together and the stamps are perfect! And your husband's card is fab!!! Very creative couple you are!!
Judy

Mary-Beth said...

Charmaine, I love your card for the challenge, very striking!!
I also love your DH's card and the sock hubby is fabulous, at least he tried! lol

thanks for stopping by my blog!

Faye said...

Charmaine, the two cards and the sock puppet are all very worthy of favorable comment! What a dear your DH is to produce his very own valentine art just for you! Such a sweetie!

Sandie R said...

Your card is lovely and bold and hubby's card look pretty good to me. My hubby knows what to buy me but would never figure out how to put it all together and come up with a card.

Quietfire said...

And all I got was flowers for Valentine's Day! You got a King of Hearts!! I think that should be next year's theme!!!

Your card is wonderful, as always Charmaine. Love your designs! Your dh did pretty darn good with his, too. But the King of Hearts is truly a masterpiece! roflol!!

Yogi said...

very nice

Saya said...

What a lovely card, love the graphic feel!!

Great fun with husband creativity!

Thank for such nice comment in my blog : )

having a {me} day said...

I love the bold colours on yur card, it is really striking! I love how your husband made a card for you too. It looks like he's good at it, maybe he should take up the hobby. The sock puppet king is very creative :-) kxx

Anonymous said...

the sock rocks

Laurie in MN said...

It is wonderful that your husband makes cards just for you.

Maxine said...

As always you dazzle me with your creations! Mom