Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

 Hi everyone. Happy Valentine's Day.
It's not a holiday I really celebrate (especially at 6 AM-smile), but it is a day when so many folks think of romance, so I will celebrate that with my latest journal page.
The background is a technique I first used last month. I glued some plastic wrap onto some watercolor paper. Then I used some alcohol ink into to color it. When I used this technique in my arctic scene the blue made it look like cold water. Not sure the red makes it look warm or hot, but I do like the texture it creates in the background.
I drew and cut out the heart on some red painted paper, which I also stamped with words and a white Freda face. I used some scraps of a Gelli printed paper to make the flames, and I added the paint dots to them after adding the paint dots to the background. And finally the quote is from a magazine.
I am linking up to Elizabeth's HEARTS challenge at Art Journal Journey.
And since it is Friday I will wish everyone a good start to their weekend too.
Thanks for visiting.

17 comments:

sirkkis said...

Lovely art, Erika.
Happy Valentine's Day xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page and love the warm and fiery colours, great techniques, too. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

We don’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day, I did when the kids were small, your piece sounds beautiful and I hope your day is a happy one!

Jeanie said...

I love your Valentine. That's a neat technique! Have a love-ly day!

CJ Kennedy said...

A fun Valentine for today. And it's not snowing! Stay warm. Happy 😻 Day

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous page! I love the heart design with the cling wrap background, I think I really need to try this technique soon ... lol 😉. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you're having a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

The Padre said...

I Am So With Ya, Not A Holiday - Just Another Miss Use Of The Landfill Really - But Your Art Piece Here Is Amazing - The Cut Out Adds The Depth For Sure - Enjoy Your Weekend - Keep Creating

Cheers

Elkes Lebensglück said...

This page is wonderful, fantastic!!!
have a great weekend, Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply amazing, Erika. I love that background technique and I had considered using one of those flaming hearts, too. Thanks SO very much for the inspiration, and even though it's not a holiday you celebrate, this is a great Valentine entry for my theme at Art Journal Journey. Have a super rest of your day, dear.

Divers and Sundry said...

I have the song in my head now lol, but it's a good day for it :) I love your fiery heart.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork. I love this. Happy Valentine's Day! (Stay warm this weekend. Brrrr....)

Meggymay said...

This is a beautiful page and the background you created looks fantastic. It does look as if there is a fire of love going on in someones life here . I hope the loved one can calm the flames.
Have a happy weekend Erika.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

I love your red page, so beautiful.

Iris Flavia said...

It´s beautiful!
But... you sure gave me an earworm! ;-)

Trillian As said...

I love your page especially the background. Something I have to try.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful valentine's page Erika! We don't tend to celebrate the day either, love should be expressed all year around.
Hope you're having a great weekend,
Alison xx

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous! ♥