January 9, 2012

Magical Monday - From The Heart

This week over at the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog; There's Magic In The Air.Paper Cupcakes is kicking the year off with a challenge that is "from the heart". The challenge is to use an image that has a heart in it and your overall card has to be some kind of thank you card or card of encouragement.

The twist to this challenge is after you have created it you are challenged to send/give it to someone who has touched your life with some type of kindness over these last several weeks or someone that needs some type of encouragement/lifting up.

So of course I used the freebie image "Know In Your Heart" that Paper Cupcakes is giving away for free this week, but only through this Wednesday, so make sure you snag it or you will miss it.

I used color pencils to color this and kept the design pretty clean and simple as I want to attempt to mail this without too much hassle, although the bow could cause me some minor problems.

I didn't want it to look too Eastery, so I tried to stay way from the pastel and bright colors and kept it more to earth tones with some blues.

I have several people in mind who I might send this too, so until I have made that decision I can't tell you right now who it is going to. I have several thank you cards to write, so I think I will be doing that this week and this will be one of them.

So that's it for me for this challenge. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a Happy 2012 filled with good health, family, friends, love and many blessings we take note of! Thanks for lurking by!