Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!

I hope everyone is having a Fabulous Valentines Day!!...My hubby just called a short while ago to say he has to work overtime...(lol...he'll have to make that up on the weekend). Since he won't be home for supper...I have time to post!

This will probably be my last Valentine card for this year. But never say never right?

To make this card I participated in the SC color challenge..(tempting turquoise, green gallore and kraft). This was really something new for me..I usually don't use such bright colors....and I kept finding myself trying to tone it down. I also used the SC146 sketch.

The image is from High Hopes Stamps. There are a few stamps there with these cute little possums. I will have another card in the near future with a pair of them. They have so many Great new stamps and always more coming...it blows my mind. Crissy Armstrong is the main artist for High Hopes and she always comes up with the most fabulous designs. She also makes the most Gorgeous cards.....You can check out her gallery here....Crissy's Gallery

On to the recipe...

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps (Overwheming Love), Michaels, SU Paisley

Paper: whisper white, tempting turquoise, kraft, green galore

Ink: versafine black, tempting turquoise, close to cocoa, choc chip, bordering blue, garden green

Accessories: robins nest, ribbon, CB hearts, fiskars punches, stickles, stardust pens, stitching

Techniques: Prismacolor Pencils (OMS) and H20's

If you have any questions feel free to ask...or email me.

Thank you for Looking everyone and Thank You for all your Wonderful comments!!

26 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I just love your cards, and this is another beauty.

Claudia said...

my gosh ila iam not kidding you are becomming my idol in coloring. i loooove it i can study your creations for a long time.

Marja Sch said...

What a beauty again. There is an award waiting for you on my blog.

sophia landry said...

Fabulous!! I just love this, I'm also amazed how you managed to capture some of the shimmer on film, I have such a hard time doing that. The coloring is fantastic, and the little ruffle corners are such a perfect little accent. You are always so great at adding little details that add so much to your image!

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! You do not have trouble with paper and layouts....this is fabulous! I still think your coloring is the best!

Kendra Giles said...

This is absolutely wonderful Ila!

Deborah said...

Sorry hubby had to work late! Your card is just precious and I love the color combo! I ordered a stamp from High Hopes! Whoo hoo! Stay warm! Deb

Velta said...

I agree with claudia...you ARE my idol in coloring!! I was going to buy some H2O's, but I don't know what colors to start with. Can you give me a clue? By the way, That is the most adorable puppy!!

Carolyn King said...

absolutely precious! What a sweet image and BEAUTIFULLY colored!

LaurenceB said...

It's a beautifull card ! You're a great artist !!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....this is Amazing!!! I love it!! You are the Sweetest Ila...Thank You for the Sweetest comment on my blog.

huntla1 said...

Hi Ila! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. I never tire of looking at your cards. I have learned so much. I still haven't been brave enough to try the H2O's with my prismacolor. I will though, one of these days. This is another great card. I noticed you had been poking around in my SCS gallery again, thanks so much for the comments. I have to get all my V day cards uploaded. I finally finished them, now I have to remember what I did to upload -- writing down the recipe just doesn't provide near the challenge!

Sharon said...

I just love this card! This is probably the only possum I think is cute. They usually give me the creeps (real ones that is)! Your little Buddy is also so adorable.
One more thing, I have seen stickles on so many cards, where did you get them from?
Take care,
Sharon

Jovita said...

Ila this is so cute and fabulous as always.

shanna said...

Love it. PS, I have added e-mail subscription to my blog now. I hope you sign up, I am new to blogging and didn't know that I could do that.

Maria said...

Happy Valentines Ila! Wowee! Your card is so beautiful! I really love the pretty colors. . .your cards are always a work of art!

Maria

My Paper World said...

I think the bright colours look great! This is just soooooo cute!

pescbrico said...

It's my first visit on your blog but I have to tell you that your coloring is so awesome!!! It's really beautifull! WOW!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors, the punched corners, the stitching... TFS!

sari said...

oh my...what a beutifull card!! I love how you have coloured it!!!

Kristine said...

Awww...Ila, You do the BEST coloring job I've ever seen!! Love this cute little guy and your CBed strip--everything's just so cute!! :)

Lesli said...

That is an absolutely beautiful card - I love the colors you chose!

malieta said...

Happy belated Valentines Day Ila!
your card is soo darn cute and the coloring is always "spot on"! Your creativity is endless.
malieta:)

Katharina said...

It's amazing what you do with those great High Hopes stamps! I am a huge fan of those lovely images too and you understand how to propagate them!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awwww this is sooo sweet!!!! I just love how well you color.....makes me smile every time!

Monique said...

Gorgious card you made here. I love the colours !!

Monique