Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hava a Koala-ty Day!

This is my first circle card...I was so surprised at how easy it was to make. I followed the Ismaki Challenge # 20. Of course I am about a week late...but I just had to try my hand at this and the sketch was So Wonderful!!

Both the Cute "Sydney Koala" and the fabulous sentiment is from High Hopes

The Koala is on foam dimensionals. I used stickles on the leaves and put a little glitter on the flowers.

The buttons are from Tina and Bethany at High Hopes....I just love the look of these buttons!!

I curved the sentiment to stamp on the circle base. I had mounted the stamp with a very thin foam easy mount which enabled me to curve it on my acrylic block to stamp.

The image was colored with prismacolor pencils(oms) and Twinkling h20's

Paper: whisper white, coffee brown cs, costco, basic grey

Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accessories: flowers, buttons, embroidery floss, hole punch, ribbon, stickles, glitter, acrylic white paint, stitching, needle piercer

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Blog Candy

I have come back to edit ....I uploaded this card so late at night I forgot to mention that I also made it to participate in Bernie's Blog Candy at CraftB. Bernie has a Fantastic Blog, Beautiful Creations and is sharing great blog candy. All you have to do is make a card with something you have'nt used in a while. For mine it is the hole punch for the ribbon and the needle piercer.

Credit

Another thing I forgot was that the ribbon treatment idea was from Katharina at Katharina's Creative Place and you can find her Wonderful Tutorial on Ribbon right here. Thanks Katharina for the great ideas!!

I am going to have to start writing things down or post in the morning ...lol..

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Have a Great Day! Thanks for looking and all your Wonderful comments!!

65 comments:

Agnes said...

Wow what a lovley card! Great coloring and the koala is very cute.

Katharina said...

Oh WOW Ila, I sooooooo love him. He is the most beautiful Koala in the world! What a fabulous creation and your colour combination is TOP!!! Bravo!!

Bunny B said...

Wow!! What an adorable card!! Love it!

Rach said...

Wow!
Another stunning creation...beautiful colouring and layout, your koala is just scrummy cute.
Hugs Rach.x

Andrea said...

Wow Ila, the card is so wonderful!

xAndrea

Linda said...

What a lovely card Ila. Perfect!!

Nancy said...

oh wow, so a wonderful card!!

sam said...

wow, great card! love it! verry cute stamp!

craftyb said...

Oh this is cool! Coloured to perfection of course...you've made a fabulous job with this sketch Ila! TFS. bx

Marja Sch said...

Wooooww what a super cute round card. I just like everything about it. Hugs Marja

Tricia said...

Always love to see what you've come up with Ila. Question - Are there certain twinkling H20's that you use all the time?? There are so many to choose from!!

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Ila, this is SO adorable!! I've never tried a circle card before ~ looks like fun!!

Dee Jackson aka StampincuzIluv2 said...

Oh My this is adorable!! I love the round card and once again your coloring really brings him to life:)
Dee Jackson

Flossie's Follies said...

Your round card came out fantastic, they are such fun and your Koala is awesome, great card

sandra_w said...

WOW! What a lovely card, Ila! Your koala is so cute!

dpkennedy said...

Oh my gosh Ila this is so cute!! Your coloring is fantastic as always but the design is just really eye catching! I love the color and placement of the flowers too! Love this card!!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card as always! Your coloring is just amazing!

MichelleO said...

You rock round too girl! This is really just too cute, and I am always in awe of your coloring!
HUGS
MichelleO

Belas Creating Place said...

Your High Hopes are so beautiful. You are so very talented and as I love these stamps, your art is so inspriational. You must make Tina very proud.

All the best to you,
Bela

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute! Your coloring is just amazing!

craftyb said...

Great Ila...it's in! Thanks for being such a great sport and joining in! bx

Shannon said...

This is a great card. I *heart* High Hopes stamps.

Katharina said...

Thanks so much for the credits Ila. This is very kind of you and I love it when people find something helpful on my blog. That's why I'm doing all this :)
Big Hugs
Katharina xx

ink'n'rubba said...

wow! your card is so beautiful, love the pinky brown colours and all the little embellisments you have on it. And your colouring of the image is amazing, as always!

malieta said...

Your card is soooooooo pretty Ila!!! I adore circle cards, they are so fun!
My next challenge for myself is sewing on cards!!! It is so hard for me to sew a straight line....lol
Have a great day!
malieta:)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Ila, I love your beautiful round card. Wonderful colouring and I love the buttons. Hugs, Nikki x

Cindy Haffner said...

Wonderful, I love circle cards, awesome job.

Donalda's Blog said...

oh that is gorgeous !!!!!! Now I am going to have to get that stamp lol

Suzanne said...

Oh my Ila this is just so gorgeous I love everything about it. Sue :o)

Kathy said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the colors, embellishments and again your coloring is fabulous!!

alina said...

Beautiful , I wish I could colour like this ! Have a nice weekend .

Clair & Sharni said...

Love the circle card - its great! xxx

Camilla said...

Wow, fantastic card!! Your colouring is stunning! I have been admireing your blog for a while now, and hope it's okay if I make a link to it on my blog?:)
Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Camilla.

elisa said...

This is an absolutely adorable card.Just beautiful.x

Beth Norman said...

Good golly gee willikers, look at that too stink'n cute card! Oh my gosh, I love the round style and must give it a go. The whole way you put it together is just fabulous, Ila.

June Houck said...

You have been busy this week! Love your cards...do you ever make a mediocre card??? I don't think it is possible.

I have made circle books, but never a circle card. Your koala is adorable!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful card Ila, love the koala so much! Your colouring is amazing and so too are all the embellies you have used.

Carole :D

Deborah said...

I just want to hug him! Ila you are the special one of all! Your love of creating comes through in every piece you make. How blessed to be able to have these wonderful cards to come back to over and over again to love! I put stars by them (favorites)! Thanks for your constant support! I need it so much lately! Take care, hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome card.It's so awesome that I want it!My birthday's coming up you know.lol

CraftyC said...

Your card is so cute, I love it!!
Clairexx

Velta said...

GEEZ Ila ~ This is just darling! As always, you outdo yourself with every creation! I hope you even get to read this, I think I'm number 41 to comment. I love the buttons as well, they just add POP to this card, but the Kouala (SP?)is too precious!

Marte said...

Think your card is so lovely!! Just adore the koala, and the coloring is fab!

I've tagged you in my blog ;)

Sarah said...

This is such an amazing card!! Your colouring really does take my breath away, it's that stunning!! That koala is just sooo cute!!

xx :0)

Tracy.H said...

OMG!! Is this not the cutest card ever??!! So...if it needs a home, just let me know! ;0)

Maria said...

Wow, Ila . . .I love your circle card! Well done! That Koala is such a cutie! I love the papers that you used and the flower additions! Beautiful job coloring the Koala as well!!

Maria

Maria Jesus said...

Ila your card is beautiful, i love the colors, you are so talent.

MJ

My Paper World said...

Wow! absolutely stunning! and I love the sparkle on it too! xx

Allison said...

Wow Ila...your work gets better with each card!

zonnenplume said...

Hi Ila!
The card looks wonderful! Ilike this cute High hopes!
I'm very honored too, that i can see my name on your blog!
Thank you so much!

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.
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Claudia said...

wow, this is so wonderful card, gorgeous.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful card Ila! I love the koala and the sentiment! The coloring is fabulous!!

Jo said...

Oh Ila, I just adore your cards, they're fantastic and this one is no exception!! Sorry I haven't visited in a while but very hectic at home trying to get organised for my husband's return :)

Claudia Rosa said...

gosh ila, is this fabulous.
love everything about it.
hugs

Ying Pang, said...

I just LOVE this card, so stunning!!
beautiful creations !

Ying
new magnolia design team member

tineke said...

woww what an beautiful cards you made.

Inger Marie said...

What a cute card Ila :)
I love the koala stamp.
And your colouring is wonderful

Big hugs from Inger Marie

Alexandra said...

what a totally cute Koala card Ila - I just love the shape and the buttons, and well, everything! Very adorable, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maria Jesus said...

oh Ila this card is very very nice, beautiful!!

MJ

Nixe07 said...

What a wonderful card. Great colouring and the koala looks so cute.
Hugs, Moni

Giulyana said...

Wow...lovely card...the koala is very funny...

Leonie said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it!!

~ Leonie ~

Jean said...

Ila this Koala is precious, I haven't tried a round card either but yours is fabulous.

Tina said...

Hi Ila, i'm still having e-mail gremlins...... but it should be fixed tomorrow.... i just saw you comment, and you are very welcome, i'm just doing a little something to put them in....Will email tomorrow, Big Crafty Hugs Tina xxx

Beth Norman said...

I'm back. Haven't seen anything for a while and I thought I might have missed a subscription update. You have me hooked on these circle cards. I never made them before, and made lots already for my DT work with Odd Bird Planet (aka justjohanna). You're always a source of inspiration for me, Ila.