Monday, April 28, 2008

High Hopes April Project of the Month!!

Thank you So Much!! everyone for your thoughtful comments about my puppy, "Buddy". He is well on the mend now thank goodness and life is getting back to normal. Now I have some time again for stamping....Yay!!

This card is made with the High Hopes April "Project of the Month" stamp set.......Which is a fabulous set and is on Special at the moment ..but the sale ends very soon!!! The sale includes.....

R-082 Banana Tree

D-092 Single Banana

J-072 Bunches of Bananas

L-040 Sm "Monkey Mike"

H-162 "Go Bananas"

I also used the SC173 sketch to make this card. It's a great sketch!!

The images are colored with prismacolor pencils and H20's.

The top banana tree, monkey and sentiment are all on foam dimensionals.

The green background is embossed with the tiny mosaic CB folder.

I used the cropadile(is that right?) to set the eyelets ...this was the first time I used it...what a marvelous tool!!

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, provo craft, my minds eye

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, garden green, bashful blue

Accessories: eyelets, fibre, cropadile, stitching, cb folder

Thanks for looking Everyone and your Wonderful Comments!! I will be back soon!!!

37 comments:

karin xoxo said...

wauw. it's a great card again. I love your way off cardmaking. they make me feel happy.

Sandra said...

Wow!! What a great card Ila!! Love your colouring!

Debbie said...

Fab card Ila i love your attention to detail

Nancy said...

ooooh...sooo wonderful!!!1

Jean said...

Ila this card is so precious, Monkey Mike is so cute. What a good idea to pop up your banana tree also. I have a new order coming soon with a few more of the background stamps for this, although not the banana tree didn't see it. Next time maybe.... Tee hee

ink'n'rubba said...

What a fabulous card Ila, and your colouring is amazing!

Nixe07 said...

Wow your card is great. Your colouring is fantastic again. Love your card.
Hugs, Moni

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is such a fun card Ila. The little cheeky monkey is just so cute. Beautiful colouring as always. Hugs, Nikki x

Donalda's Blog said...

this is so cute i did order the special project of the month. might not get to use it for awhile but at least i will have it lol

dpkennedy said...

This is gorgeous Ila! That monkey is so cute! I love how you popped up several elements in the picture. Great dimension! Of course, fabulous coloring too!

Flossie's Follies said...

Another AWESOME creation. You are so talented just love coming to your blog.

sandra_w said...

WOW!! This is so great and your coloring is amazing as always!!

MichelleO said...

Wonderful card Ila!! Love the stitching, just great! I just got this set.. with them being new, and now new Magnolias and a couple of others I am having stress on what to ink first! Oh the problems....

Anonymous said...

One of your best cards to date! You did a wonderful job with all the details. Makes you feel like your really seeing the monkey in the jungle.

Monique said...

Oh wow, I love the cards you have made lately Ila !! They are all gorgious :).

Hugs Monique

Carolyn King said...

wow..AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hannah said...

Wow I love it

Heather said...

Fantastic card- your coloring is amazing.

Katharina said...

Overwhelming Ila!!! Such intense colours, you toped yourself! I love all the details and the scene. It was a joy looking at your creation :)
Have a great day!

Michelle said...

I love this.. I love all the paper layers and colors

Erica Payne said...

I love this. Your coloring is awesome! Your cards have such great detail!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Ila! Love the colring, the different layers, the images... TFS!

titisonia said...

very very wonderful card

MALIN said...

Your card(s) are abolutley loveley, I like the way you colour them - it must be MCP?
I use MCP with ProMarkers sometimes but I am not so good at it, so I keep on using distress inks.

All Pink girl said...

Oh wow ,love it what a work of art ,brilliant ,Dawnx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow, amazing card, fabulous!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word that is such a cute scene you have created!

Shary said...

Just gorgeous I love the way your cards spring into life. Beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

Hubba bubba, this is awesome! Your layouts are always as gorgeous as your image. You are the queen of colouring/painting. I got a cropodile for Christmas and now wonder how I ever did without it. Isn't it a wonderful tool?

TaraG said...

Ila, This card is exquisit!!! Your attention detail is just incredible. How long does it take you to make one card???
I can't even begin to tell you how much it meant to me to have you visit my blog. It truly means a lot to have such kind an encouraging words come from such a talented artist like yourself. I get a great deal of inspiration from all your cards and tutorials. I love visiting your blog!!!! thanks for sharing you gift with us!!! Tara
(I know it is a little mushy but I mean every word,smile!!!!)

craftyb said...

Hi Ila, thanks so much for the great tutorials on colouring! You put a lot of work into that! Imagine me not remembering whose sketch I was going to use...thank goodness I found out...it was driving me mad!

You said you really liked that golfin' hedgie...I'd be more than happy to send you a few images if you like...email me your deets if you'd like some! bx

Jovita said...

Happy to hear that Buddy is doing better.

What a gorgeous card... it's absolutely wonderful ;)

Maria said...

Wow, Ila. . .this card is way cute! I love how you color everything including the background. Just another work of art!! GORGEOUS!

Maria

Deborah said...

Love your monkey going bananas! Hugs, Deb

Dee aka stampincuzILuv2 said...

Oh my word! This is off the charts!!!!!!! All the detail and coloring is just gorgeous!! You continue to totally blow my mind!
Dee

Angie C said...

What a great fun card. I adore the monkey, it's sooo cute

Maria Jesus said...

wow i was looking at your cards and your coloring is very very good, i love it!! you have a very special talent to color like that.

MJ