Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Cow ya doing?" - High Hopes Ch#24

It's time for another High Hopes Challenge....and this week it's called Creative Borders and is brought to you by Yours Truly.....lol. I would like to see any kind of border on your card, punched, buttons, lace, brads, fabric.....be sure to go to the High Hopes blog for some fabulous ideas and inspiration. Join in...and you will have a chance to win the stamps I've used in the above card........"Maribelle Cow" and the sentiment, "Cow ya doing?.

I think Maribelle has got to be Absolutely the Cutest Cow...and she is super fast to color.....I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and a bit of twinkling h20's to deepen the shade a bit. Acrylic white paint is what I use for the white dots.I have added an extra bell and tuff of hair to Mariebelle....only raising them both up partially for dimension. Maribelle and the sentiment and the whole panel are raised with pop dots. I added gold stickles to the bell.

The borders on the outside are actually gingham fabric ...I cut them in strips and sewed them down to the front CS using the zig zag stitch....so easy.....I thought I might have a problem but it sewed through perfectly! I then glued on the corners.....which is just a little distressed square of red cs in which I have attached the flowers with a brad. I used a border punch for the layer in the back of the image.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Paper - GP white, bazill, paper studio, k&company

Accessories - flowers, brads, fabric, cord, jute, shimmerz, stickles, stitching, border punch

Have a Great Day Everyone!!.... and Thank you so much for your Lovely Comments!!

59 comments:

Claudia said...

oh, this is so cute. The image is great and the papers and colours fit perfect. Wonderful card.

Cass said...

Fabby card Ila.Love the colour combo and the sentiment is so cute.
Cass xxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow, what a pretty card, very nice!
Jacqueline

Saskia said...

Wow!!! You are so talented!! Great cow-card!!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Malin said...

This is just stunning, love this super cute cow-card, everything is just perfect.

//Malin

Sandy said...

This cow is so cute. Your card is awesome Ila. Lovely work again.

Have a great new week my friend. Hugs.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card as always Ila, your colouring is so amazing,beautiful work,sue.x

dawnmarieg said...

Lol Ila, such a happy card, Mariebelle is just the cutest cow and would definately raise a smile. Beautiful card. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Andrea said...

Hi Ila!! Such a cute card. Your coloring is perfect, as usual!
Hugs~
Andrea

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Ila!! Love that cow!! Thanks for the fun challenge!!

Hugs, Kelly

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, Ila, this is SO cute! I love, love, love this card. Those flowers are adorable and I love the borders around the image. Thanks so much for sharing :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Norunn said...

Great card! and the text is the "dot over the i" :D

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely card! I love the layout and the image! Fantastic!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Ila. Love the image and the colouring is fabulous. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

MichelleO said...

Love this cow!too cute, and the colors of your card go perfect! Great borders and a great idea for a challenge!
HUGS
MichelleO

Pascale said...

Hi Ila this is an amazing card i love your stitching, I need a machine as i am crazy about stitching, I really enjoyed the challenge you set. Thanks Hugs Pascale

Kim. said...

Wow what a great card. I just love that cow it really works on your card.
Happy crafting
Kim xXx

~ Brenda (aka iowagean) ~ said...

This card is just so stinkin cute. Growing up on a farm in Iowa. Just love farm life. Very creative using acutal fabric.. Great idea!..

Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila

oh that is a cute card :), very very nice, the color of the flowers, the bell, every detail is beautiful.
Have a good week

MJ

dpkennedy said...

She is so cute! I love the gingham! Adorable card Ila!

Cass said...

Love the cow!

Danielle said...

Oh, I love this card Ila! What a fantastic cow stamp and you've added such magnificent details to the card! Awesome work.
Hugs, Danielle

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Ila.
I just love the beautiful borders and your amazing coloring. The flowers are a perfect touch!

Karen x

Kim said...

That is a super adorable card Ila! I love how you have used fabric on your card...I have been toying with the idea to do that and have been seeing it quite frequently now...guess I should give it a go! After hearing yours went together easily! Love the border you have made...it's so adorable hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Kerry D-C said...

What a great challenge you have come up with for this week! I ADORE this card! It is SUPER SUPER fun and cute!

bastelkueken said...

The cow is fantastic and so wonderful. great and perfect... I love your cow

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

ohh I love it! The cow is wonderful and I love images that are fast to colour! Great matching sentiment! I love the gingham fabric stitched on and your scallop border looks great. A wonderful card to look at !
Judy xx

Monique said...

I love your card Ila !!! That cow is sooooo cute :)).

Hugs Monique

Inge said...

This card is awesome Ila, I love the look of Maribelle! Now I regret I didn't order her with this great sentiment. Ah well perhaps next month;o)

Inge xx

Cheryl said...

Adorable! What great country colors!

Mich said...

Great card this is !!

mochamama said...

I agree Ila, she is the cutest cow! I love this card

Nyten said...

wow, this was great!!

ribenaruby said...

Ila, beautiful, fun card! Maribelle is sooo sweet, great blooms used. Wishing you a fab day!

Tara said...

The black and white gingham paper works so well with this cow image! A fantastic card Ila!! xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh, Ila...I just adore your cards! I love this layout...what a wonderful idea to use the ribbon sewn on! And maribelle looks so wonderfulw ith her glittery bell!
Thanks for an awesome challenge! Big hugs!
~Lacey

alina said...

It is definitely the cutest cow with the cutest name and your card is really gorgeous, Ila, I love all the details, and the ribbon looks wonderful like that!
Hugs, Alina

Risa said...

Your card is pure cuteness Ila! Your image is so cute and the contrasting DP along the embellishments rock!!!
hugs
Risa:)

CraftyC said...

Your card is fantastic Ila, never seen a cow look so good! A great challenge theme.
Clairex

Alex said...

OMG!!! That image is totally stinkin' adorable!!!! I have got to get some of these stamps, lol!!! This card is truly adorable Ila, I love the gingham, and the coloring ROCKS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Maribelle looks gorgeous Ila and I love how you coloured her, love the border you created for her and your fabulous stitching, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cheryl Joshua said...

I love the country feel to it,a fabulous card!!! You are always such an inspiration!!
Hugs xx

Allison said...

Terrific job as always...love your mix of elements with the cow image (very much "in theme").

Tracey said...

haha...love that sentiment!! Fantastic card Ila!! xx

Heidi said...

I love it Ila! Great card and sentiment.

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

What a pretty card! LOve how the papers and colors fit the cow!! Never had thought that a cow could be so cute!!! Great job! Love,
Jacqueline

June Houck said...

I LOVE cows! And she is so cute mounted on that black gingham paper. You are such a natural at choosing just the right layout, design, and acoutrements for your cards. And the sentiment? It cracked me up!

Moni said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, moni

Donna Baker said...

so sweet! I adore this cow & love your decorative ribbon & flower border

Nixe07 said...

Gorgeous card Ila!! Love the super cute image and the fab details.
Hugs
Moni

Tammi said...

Cute!! The fabric makes the perfect background, great idea!
~Hugs

rosalien said...

Hahaa..what a funny image, I love this cow and the sentiment. A beautifull card, love the stithing too and the papers.

Rosalien

craftyb said...

Hi Ila, how are you...? Still creating beautiful cards I see....this is such a cute cow and with a play on your sentiments can be so versatile! I love your b&w gingham fabric...a perfect touch! bx

Christine said...

Another stunner Ila the sentiment made me chuckle, great looking cow too. haha.

Christine xx

Bev said...

Ila I LOVE this card!! The black and white gingham is so delish!! Love the image too - it's just too stinkin cute!! xx

Maria said...

Hey Maribelle almost has my name but I am certainly not a cow. . well, unless I keep gaining weight like I am. .LOL!!

Your card is adorable. . .you can even make a cow look cute enough to cuddle! LOL! you reallly know how to bring an image to life with your coloring. Beautiful job as always!

Maria

crafty amy said...

This card I so cute and I love the colour combo

X Amy X

Heather "Hev" said...

Marvellous!!!

Well done Ila :)

Jilli said...

What a fab card and such a brilliant sentiment. Love the colours and papers. Jillix