Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I mentioned to you in a previous post that I did some freestyle drawings of Valentine’s Day greetings. Let me begin by showing you what inspired me. But, first I need to say if you’re one of my kids or DH, then you gotta leave now. You can visit this post after Valentine’s Day. ?
Found this image at here but when you click on the link for this design for download it no longer works. The good news is, you will find other V-Day printables there.
Realizing I couldn’t print off this cute card it then dawned on me, “Hey, you can draw that!” So, I put charcoal to paper and this is what I got.
Next, I colored my design using my Prismacolor pencils.
Satisfied with my sketch, I selected a glittery white cardstock to draw my design first in charcoal and then lined with black marker.
Again, I used my Prismacolor pencils to fill my hand-drawn greeting card design with color. I love using these color pencils!
This design is not only good for Valentine’s Day but it’s good for other occasions like anniversaries, which I used for DD#2 and her husband last month, see below.
Feeling super charged I decided why not make hand-drawn V-Day cards for all of our kiddies.
For DD#1 I found a cute kitty design at surfnetkids.com as a coloring printable card. I mimicked the design by hand on plain white cardstock adding a few personal embellishments I picked up.
Naturally, I used my Prismacolor pencils to color my design.
For DD#2 and her husband, I found another coloring printable at Activity Village. You have to be a member to print but I felt confident I could draw a similar design.
On plain white cardstock, I sketched the two love birds with various hearts and flowers surrounding them, then I using my color pencils to add the finishing touches. It’s not purrfect but it turned out pretty good.
CraftyMorning shared her free printable Valentine’s Day coloring pages for kids which inspired me to hand-draw this monkey design on plain white cardstock for DS.
After I colored it, I thought my picture needed something more so I added a small cluster of bananas and a banana peel. These originally missing elements added the purrfect touch.
I’ll be mailing these out along with little bags of Sweethearts coz you never outgrow the desire t o get candy.
Part of the fun for Valentine’s Day is the treats. I love home-baked scone, so when I stumbled upon a recipe for Sweetheart Raspberry Scones then I knew I had to share it with you. Also, I found a host of yummy Valentine’s Day treats, here and if you’re like me, then you can’t get enough freebie photo editing resources like these Valentines’ Day Photoshop Templates. Also, to release your kid’s creative side check out these DIY projects like this adorable Ladybug Valentine idea. I think is more suited for girls more than boys but a boy might like to give it to a girl and this one is excellent that works well for both boys and girls, a Heartbreaker Valentines. Plus, you’ll find a whole lot more cool freebies at EverythingEtsy with a 101Valentine’s Day Printables!
I’ll leave you with one more sorta V-Day post. My blogger friend didn’t create this as a Valentine’s Day post but I enjoyed the vintage all-girl mewsic group accompanied with some cool nostalgic romance magazine covers and I invite you to check it out, here.
I think there’s an artist waiting in all of us just waiting to be unlocked. Are you inspired? Encourage a friend to see his/her potential and share my mews!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Hand-drawn Valentine’s Cards and other V-Day Ideas! I hope you’ll hang around to check out my brand new meme coming up next featuring a new-to-me band on Tuesday Tunesation!