For this design, instead of sketches, I draw inspiration from some Paris souvenirs. I begin with a scan of a tea menu.
The side border came from a digital photo of an antique sign. I now have a new pattern to use as a background to my illustrations.
A Valentine greeting is where I wind up, for now. It's quite easy to dream up other variations. This pair of teddy bear works well for wedding anniversary, birthday or just say "I Love You" Take a peek at my latest Valentine