valentine art



Unwrap the carefully folded, scallop-edged vellum to reveal...


My contribution for this year's Valentine swap hosted by Sarah.  My little eyes googled right around in their sockets when my dear mother-in-law brought back these playing cards for Veto from Paris... and I begged him for them to use in my art.

Confession: I don't know how to play a single card game other than Go Fish.  Besides, the thought of dusting fine glitter on the Eiffel Tower and jazzing them up was just too too much for me.  I hope she doesn't mind.  It's not re-gifting if I made Valentines out of them, right? 

23 comments:

Candace said...

Ha. These are great and heck, no it doesn't count! It took me a while to get over that sick feeling when I would "alter" a book. Well, at least I've spared the cat, taking him to a real vet.
Love this fun and pretty blog!

Rosa said...

What fun little packets. I'm not a card player, other than UNO! Like your new look too!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Those are darling!

Genevieve said...

very cute! Those would look good centered in the elegant dish I have on my bed stand. ;)

Janeen said...

Just lovely! I love that picture on the front, very Paris!

Amber said...

Oh, I LOVE them! They turned out perfectly. All of the little details bring out the character of the cards and how lucky are you to get such fabulous Paris playing cards?!?

karen said...

Welcome back

This blog layout and quality really seems to represent your style - elegant, classy and creative but fun and friendly too. I really like it best of all your looks. I do like the character side bar feature you've used in the past too

MaryCatherine said...

Ooooh! now you have my eyes googling!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Everything from France is cooler. I think it's a law or something.

Linda Crispell said...

Dear Saucy,
I'm so glad you're back! I thought you had moved to the Tropics.
I love your beautiful cards and it was nice of you to ask Veto. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have given Gar a choice.
Your Pal,
Linda
P.S. If I looked like you in a bathing suit I would buy 100 and only wear them!

Kristi said...

Saucy -

Welcome back! We missed you!

Those Valentines are completely a.dor.a.ble...so, so cute! I've already selected my Valentine cards for this year, but I just might have to steal this idea for next year! ;)

The swimsuit "deal" is awesome and you look absolutely fabulous in them!

Hope you are having a great day!

:) Kristi

Christine said...

Tres bien!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Sweet project :)

Katie said...

Can I be your swap partner? Those little beauties are so very divine!

Lurve your new digs.

Yin said...

Those are so chic!! I lurve them!

Angela Harris said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Great idea. Such cute packaging!

3rdEyeMuse said...

they are gorgeous ... I only think mum-in-law will be upset when she doesn't receive one herself. :)

Meredith Teagarden said...

How fun!

Pam said...

love the cards!!!
can you email me a picture for sunday? thanks

sassy studio said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who couldn't play cards! Well, we could if we wanted to of course! The towers look great! I'm off to add to my Dollarama list! Remind me to tell you about the 99cent store in Vegas!

AwtemNymf said...

Love the art work you did hun! Fabulous!! Just fabulous! *claps*
And those cupcakes!!! *faints* Yummo!
~A~

michelleb. said...

Definitley not re-gifting. I love how they show through the wrapping paper.

The only game I would be playing with them is Solitaire. I wouldn't want anyone else touching them as they might rip or bend.

I'm stingey like that.

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blaze said...

i love go fish. those cards are adorable!

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