Thursday, January 20, 2011

Red Challenge at Guylou's Inimitability

Valentine is quickly approaching and I have been preparing a few cards at the request of some of my friends and co-workers. As I am colouring my Cupid image, it dawn on me that maybe not everyone knows how Cupid came to be. Here's en excerpt from the Wikipedia description of Cupid:

In the Roman version, Cupid was the son of Venus (goddess of love) and Mars. In the Greek version he was named Eros and seen as one of the primordial gods (though other myths exist as well). Cupid was often depicted with wings, a bow, and a quiver of arrows. The following story is almost identical in both cultures; the most familiar version is found in Lucius Apuleius's Metamorphoses. When Cupid's mother Venus became jealous of the princess Psyche, who was so beloved by her subjects that they forgot to worship Venus, she ordered Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with the vilest thing in the world. While Cupid was sneaking into her room to shoot Psyche with a golden arrow, he accidentally scratches himself with his own arrow and falls deeply in love with her.

Better be careful with that pointy arrow!! LOL!!

For this card, I actually fusioned two of my digis: Cupid and Forever Heart (coming soon to my online store). The colouring was tricky as I was trying to give it some dimension. I like those two images together and if I ever would consider having a tattoo, that would be it.

Since the colour of love is red and it is almost Valentine, Guylou's Inimitability is having a "Red Challenge", you will need to use that colour somewhere on your card. You have several opportunities to make your entry count:
  • You can enter any newly made project having the colour red somewhere in the card and it will count for one entry.
  • If your project includes a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, it will count for two entries.
  • If your project includes the feature digistamp "Cupid", it will count for three entries.
No GI image, no sweat. You can visit Guylou's Inimitability Store to purchase one or you can have a look for a freebie in her groups on Crafters Digital Art Center or Paper Craft Planet!

The winner will be awarded a digistamp of her choice from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge and will get another GI digistamp to make a card or project along the DT.

The challenge runs until February 3rd at 10pm. Love is in the air; Everywhere I look around; Love is in the air; Every sight and every sound. Hope to see some love on this project too!! :)

Card Details:
Digistamps:
Cupid by Guylou's Inimitability
Forever Heart by Guylou's Inimitability
Papers:
American Crafts - A la carte
Provo
Embellishments:
K&Company Puffy Hearts Pillow Stickers
Copics:
Wings, Heart and Lettering: R20, R24, R29
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress & Shoes: E30, E33, E35
Ribbon: C1, C3, C6, C9

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow G!! I love it! I love how you colored her!! Great card as always!

Kim Kelley said...

Love the card G! The way you colored her dress make it look kinda leathery. Love the paper you chose.

PresentStorm said...

Love it G! Love how you merged the images together and the coloring on it is fantastic... especially the heart... it is shaded perfectly!

Trina said...

G, I love those red wings! Your coloring is awesome on both images, and that paper makes them stand out! Fabulous!!

Charlene said...

Fantastic card G...love the new heart image that's coming too! Love your dp and the way you cut out your image...and those wings are fabulous!

Carmen said...

I love the card Guylou. The coloring is fantastic!

dale said...

G, love her wings...amazing coloring! I had fun coloring this image and of course it made it even better that it was my favorite color...Red. You sure rocked this one!!

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