Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine!



My valentines are not ready. As I have in the past, I made a small fabric piece that I will photocopy and send with my annual letter. Time got away from me, so they will be late. These valentines are what I do instead of Christmas cards. So, to those to whom I mail an actual card—it's coming. For everyone in blogland I send you this valentine greeting. I love you all!

Now, you can help me decide something. What color paper should I mount the print on?

23 comments:

  1. Red or blue. Black isn't lovey enough (lack of hot pink buttons), and the yellow is the wrong shade.

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  2. Aw shucks, I was going to say black! It makes the image more crisp looking. My second choice is red.

    Great idea to send the after-holiday cards, sure gives a more sincere feelilng to it when you have time to put some heart into it. No pun intended.

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  3. Anonymous5:05 AM

    Red --- keeps with the holiday and looks the best with the print.

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  4. Red! It is a joyful occasion.

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  5. The quilting of the crow is simply mingulia! -- oups -- that was the wordverification.

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  6. I'm with QuiltingFitzy. I like black the best. Red is my second choice because red represents Valentine's Day.
    D~~~~

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  7. I'm with Donna. Black makes the design pop. But red...

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  8. I like the black....
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you!!!

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  9. Creativity is bucking the system in favor of what looks right to you.

    That said, I think the black is stunning. A (crow? raven?) isn't traditional Valentine-y. Why stick with traditional for paper?

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  10. It's gorgeous, I am always inspired by your work. It seems like we were on similar wavelengths, as I made a Valentine for my daughter with similar elements. I guess I'm a traditionalist in that I feel "Valentines" should feel light and springy, and the background color you used feels more like fall to me. I love all the wonderful textures you used in the fabric prints. Are they commercial fabrics or did you make them yourself?

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  11. I like yellow even if no one else does.

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  12. Black makes the red heart pop. Red is more Valentiney and makes the black crow pop. So I say, yellow--really focuses on the whole quilt piece.

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  13. All four colors are lovely! They each do something different to the piece! I think the yellow makes the piece pop the most - but the red is nice if you want to emphasize the valentine-ness of it all!

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  14. Black is good but I kind of like the yellow, makes think of Spring. Whatever you choose will be good. I am looking forward to the letter.

    I was particularly late with Christmas this season so I understand.

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  15. the red. Can't justify why, just prefer it to the others. Plus it's Valentine's Day. Have a good one!!

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too.

    How about 2 layers of paper? Both red and black?

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  17. I like the red best--and not just because it's a valentine. The red warms it.
    I'm looking forward to the valentine in my mailbox!

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  18. I like the red best...though the blue is kinda interesting too...

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  19. Do you need another opinion.....I sort of like the blue. It brings out the depth of the bird and the sashing on the quilt. :)

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  20. Red if it's a Valentine. Black otherwise. What ever this sets upon it is truly wonderful!

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  21. Robin G6:08 PM

    I like the black.
    Many times I mount on a layer of black then another under that for the actual card.

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  22. Happy Valentines Day. I vote for the red. I make valentines for my friends instead of Christmas cards too. Have a good one. I used to live in Ashland too but we moved to Gold Beach...

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  23. Anonymous9:02 PM

    I vote for yellow. Very Provencal

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