My boyfriend lives about 4000 miles away right now, so I had to get these finished this morning and shipped this afternoon to make sure they arrive somewhere in the vicinity of Monday. Both are done in watercolor, although the heart was cut from white paper and then pasted down on top of the watercolor, with acrylic details in the corners taken from a Slovenian embroidery book I've got. The bridge is in Manayunk, near Philadelphia, and not only does it hold special meaning, but it matches the colors in his newly painted living room. I didn't frame it, unfortunately, because mailing that costs somewhere close to $50, and I'm a broke college student.
Here's the final product:
some progress shots:
(next to the reference photo)
And here's the valentine card:
Now that I look at it, I really don't like the way they acrylic bits turned out. I didn't have enough control with the brush, it came out looking rushed and uneven. Eurgh.
I made a little envelope for the card, with a pink paper ribbon sealing it:
Comments/criticisms welcomed, thanks for looking!