Monday, 14 February 2011

To My Valentine

One of the objects we were shown on our love themed tour of the V & A on Thursday was this delightful carved lapis lazuli pair of Mandarin Ducks, which are symbolic of love in China.

Taking them as my inspiration, I cut my own pair of Mandarin Ducks to make a Valentine card

Happy Valentine's Day!

19 comments:

  1. That is very clever, and beautiful. I wasn't so original, only tried to cut simple layers of heart pop ups, but I couldn't get the cut lines to flow smoothly and gave up.

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  2. Beautiful! You must have the patience of a saint to cut out all those little pieces. St Valentine perhaps! :)
    Happy Valentines Day!
    Vivienne x

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  3. Gosh, you are talented! It's beautiful.

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  4. Gorgeous - what patience that must have required. Mr Gina is a very lucky man! x

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  5. A beautiful card Gina! We used to keep Mandarin ducks - so pretty! Lucy x

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  6. A lovely card, it must have taken hours to cut out.

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  7. Lapis lazuli is such a heavenly colour and I love your paper cut card. A beautiful interpretation.

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  8. It's stunning Gina! Lucky Stewart!

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  9. And now I feel doubly bad that all Mr DC has to look forward to is leftovers and stale cake.

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  10. Beautifully done Gina - and I love the Japanese paper background too.

    I wouldn't mind swapping flowers for those lapis lazuli ducks!!!

    Celia
    x

    PS we stocked up with indulgent treats from a certain posh supermarket on Saturday - plan to scoff the lot tonight, with hardly any cooking involved :-)

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  11. That's a very nice card, Gina! Isn't it wonderful how inspiration is everywhere?

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  12. It's Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day Gina!

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  13. How absolutely lovely...... love the paper it is cut from. :O)

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  14. Ermmmmm........ or was it cut out in white paper and then laid onto the pretty background? Whichever way it was done, it is a very lovely piece.......

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  15. I,ve just made a pincushion in Saskio work, same pattern as your background fabric. Love your card. Happy Valentines

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  16. crikey Gina - no idea how you managed that - so clever!

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  17. Hey Gina, Rob Bryan better watch out!

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