Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"King of My Heart!"

It is freezing cold here and we just finished having a Blizzard. Schools are closed down..some vehicles won't run and even some businesses are closed because of the deep freeze. The temp is -31 Celsius..the windchill is -49 Celsius. I believe when the temps get this low it is very close to the same as being Fahrenheit. I am very happy to be inside today. When I take the puppies out to potty they do their thing, "super fast" and are back in the house before I even step back in the door...lol.

Today's card is the Valentine I made for my Hubby. This Handsome Lion and heart background are both High Hopes Stamps. The lions name is "Leo" and you can find him right here "Leo"

I used the WT149 and the SC159 challenges. The crown and edges of the dark blue are gold embossed. The Lion is colored with Prismacolor pencils (gamsol) and H20's. The "of my Heart" sentiment is created with the Dymo label maker.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, Amazing to Zany, snap stamps, all night media

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, prima marketing, Michael's

Ink: versafine black, brocade blue, garden green, true thyme, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp(background)

Accessories: heart stickers, stitching, cord, gold embossing, stickles, brads

Have a Great Day Everyone!..Stay Warm!...and Thanks for Looking!..and your Kind Comments!

33 comments:

Dee said...

This is awesome!! Wow can you color:)
Dee

My Paper World said...

Oh my goodness, He is handsome! I love his crown! xx

Claudia said...

my gosch ila... how wonderful. you are really becomming my idol. i love to study your art.
ila.. i just noticed that i do not get a feed notice whan you upload a card. i did sign up tho.
anybody else has problems?
thanks
claudia

Laura said...

gooooorgeous! I always so love your colouring! :)
I am finally feeling better and have been making soo many cards this month. So happy about it!

Beth Norman said...

I'm jumping up and down, up and down. I love it, I love it, I love it. OMG, you are getting better with every card. I find myself studying your cards because I'm intrigued by your style, and your colouring. I tried H2O's with my prisma colour pencil crayons, but don't have the hang of how to combine the two like you do.

Nancy said...

wow, what a wonderful card..very fantastic!!!

Donna said...

wowza Ila - this is FANTASTIC, when I grow up, I want to be a good colorer like you *smile*

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow...I so love this...As always your work is terrific!!!

Tracy.H said...

WOW! Your coloring is amazing!! :0)

sari said...

hply cow...your colouring blows me away!!! Just love how you do it!! It makes your cards so alive!!! Oh, my..that sounds cold! And we should be having cold weather here....( sweden) but no...no snow... springflowers are popping up 3 months ahead..*LOL*

Flossie's Follies said...

I LOVE this lion and your card and your coloring and EVERYTHING that you create is awesome, your coloring is also awesome

Diana said...

wauw what a handsome guy....he's looking marvelous !!

Marja Sch said...

What a wonderful stamp. Your colouring is wonderful.

Lia said...

it is a wonderful card and oohh what is it very cold

sophia landry said...

He is a beautiful lion, only made more so by your beautiful coloring. I bet your Hubby will love it!

Trina said...

Love your card!! The coloring on the lion is amazing, and what awesome added touches...love the crown and the hearts that make it look like a playing card!!

NormaJ said...

I love this lion. I must get a
copy of this lion, or break down and buy the stamp, for my DH's birthday. He is a Leo. Lovely card, Ila and you finish your cards to perfection.

Nixe07 said...

WOW what a great work!! So beautiful created :) Your coloring is really fantastic ...

Greetings from Germany, Moni

Deborah said...

Hi Ila, Love your lion card! Thanks as always for your fabulous inpiration! Hugs, Deb

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

Beautiful!! :)

June Houck said...

I love Leo! Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a while. We had a fabulous trip to Disney World, but I am still trying to catch up since we returned.

FABULOUS card! Your husband will surely love it :)

Maria said...

Hi Ila!Holy. . .that's cold. I'm not sure I could deal with it being that cold! Your lion is indeed handsome and so photogenic. Such a wonderful card!

Maria

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Awesome Creation....As always Sweetie your work is Wonderful!!!

dpkennedy said...

Can I say again that I love this lion?! Your coloring is fabulous! Your hubby is going to love this!!

LaurenceB said...

Oh , I love it !! Your card is really gorgeous and I'm sure you'r hubby will be very happy !
I whish I can color my stamps as you do .

malieta said...

Hi Ila!
I adore your card so much!!!! It is beautiful and your coloring is amazing. I believe that Canada and Michigans temperatures are similar. I hope I can stand 8 more weeks of snow.. snow and more snow! *sigh*
malieta:)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is IT! Stop using these cute stamps!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!

Tina said...

that´s so beautiful. Great colors. I love it!

wish you a wonderful weekend!

~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.com said...

Absolutely *GORGEOUS* Ila!!! Your cards always make me drool! LOL!!! This one is no exception!! :)

All Pink girl said...

Wow this card is so fabulous ,great colours ,love it ,Dawnx

maiju said...

This is amazing card :)

Karin said...

This is fantastic! Love your coloring. Understand your puppies...it seems to be really cold at your place.

Katharina said...

Your colouring is amazing! I would never get the image to look that way! My compliments!