Monday, April 6, 2009

"You're one in a Melon" - High Hopes Ch#25

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is brought to us by the Wonderful Jeanne...and she has created a Fabulous and Fun Sketch for us all to use. Be sure to check out the High Hopes Challenge Blog to see Gorgeous cards the Divas have made. Join in the challenge and you could win some really cute HH stamps!

The name of the High Hopes stamp I've used on this card is called "Summer Sweetness". Could this name be any more perfect? The sentiment on this card is created on the computer...but High Hopes has a sentiment perfect for this image..."You're one in a Melon".

I used copics and prismacolor pencils to color this card. I also used H20's to deepen the shade. The little detail dots are made with a stylus using acrylic white paint.

Nesties were used for the circles (how did I ever do anything without them?...lol).

The lace flower was created by gathering a small amount of lace and tying it off to form a circle. I borrowed this idea from the very talented Bev.....here is her card and instructions. Be sure to check out her blog..."All things I love"...her creations are Amazing!!

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, mellow moss

Paper - GP white, MME, always artichoke, treasures CS

Accessories - brads, buttons, flowers, lace, ribbon, glitter, stitching, SU punch, nesties, computer, shimmerz, ghost flower, embroidery floss

I hope everyone is enjoying some lovely spring weather. Although it hasn't been really warm here....it is fairly nice. I had hoped the snow would be gone by Easter...but we still have quite a bit...especially in our backyard.

It's going to be a great Easter for us.....all our kids are coming home!! Trina is on holidays and will be down on Wednesday ....Yay!! It's going to be so good to see her. We're hoping to get a little time for stamping....and do a ton of visiting.....I even have the swing all cleaned up in the backyard ready for our morning coffee and tea breaks.

Thank you Everyone for your Wonderful comments!!... My birthday is in a month....so there is going to be blog candy again in the very near future!!

Just in case I don't post again till after Sunday.....I wish you all a Very Happy and Blessed Easter!!

79 comments:

bastelkueken said...

This card is so cute. The little girl like the melon and is happy. This card is happy
Wish you a wonderful day

Alex said...

Oh how totally cute!!!! I love that little one eating her melon - and all the coloring and details on this are amazing!! Love the sketch, I am going to play along although I don't have any HH stamps..*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

yvonne said...

As soon as i saw this, i just had to smile. such a sweet card.
The papers are beautiful, image .. well isnt she a doll.
Colouring .. WOW.

Maria said...

Hi Ila!! Oh, gosh that cute image makes me want to buy some watermelon...your coloring makes it look so yummy! Love all the pretty colors to your card. . you have a way with dps and choice of colors. . .so pretty!

Enjoy your Easter with your family. How nice that you'll be able to spend time with them!!

Maria

Lia said...

hi ila,
yopur card is as always wonderful again I love your coloring
hugs Lia

ribenaruby said...

This is just a very smiley card Ila. love this image and the pretty gathered lace detail. Have a fun time with your family!

Sandra said...

How cute!!! I ordered this stamp a week ago at HH!! Gorgeous card Ila and wonderful coloring as always! :) Hugs, Sandra

Michele said...

Awwww this is such an adorable card. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Hugs Michele x

mar1ene said...

Fa-bu-lous my friend :D
Love the colours on this and the girl is just the sweetest :)
Hugs, Marlene xx

Sandy said...

MMMhhhb yummy. This card is fantastic. Absolutely cute. Lovely details. Hugs.

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute girl and she coloured so perfectly and love the pretty card she is on.
Sounds like a perfect weekend with all the family home.
luv
Debby

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Ila, beautiful colouring and details as always.
Hope you have a lovely Easter with your family.
Hugs
Carole x

Ying Pang, said...

what a gorgeous card!! I love your coloring as usual and your distressed is so neat.hugs, ying

Alex said...

this little girl is so sweet! Perfect card! Hope it´s ok to link your Blog on mine...
Hugs, Alex

Claudia said...

wonderful card again, so cute, great colours and details. Absolutely gorgeous.

Cheryl Joshua said...

Another beautiful card Ila,the image is so sweet and coloured perfectly!!! It make me want to get my High Hopes stamps out and make a card......I might have to play in the High Hopes challenge!
Hugs xx

Danielle said...

Wow Ila, this card is gorgeous! Your image, colouring, colours and details are all fabulous! Really love these HH stamps! Have a great Easter.
Hugs, Danielle

Bev said...

What a fantastic stunning creation Ila, the image is sooo adorable and coloured to perfection! Love the layout and the little details you have added. Good on you for giving the lace flower a try, they are rather addictive aren't they xx

Beth Norman said...

Just look at those adorable feet. The way you coloured them is amazing. You are so talented.

CraftyC said...

This is stunning Ila, love the stamp and beautifully coloured!
Clairexx

Michelle said...

I should be used to your amazing creations by now, but my jaw STILL drops whenever I see a new one. This is amazing.....puts my watermelon girl to shame!! How do you stitch in a circle so PERFECTLY? Geez....I'm still having trouble with a straight line!! When you have time, can you email me & let me know how you create the circle sentiment on your computer? I've tried following a tutorial or two but just can't seem to get it. Thanks & have a great Easter!! Glad your family is all going to be together!

alina said...

Wonderful card, Ila, again such a sweet image!
What nice for you to have all your children home for Easter! Enjoy it, have a Happy Easter!
Hugs, Alina

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, I love this card, its so cheery and made me smile, great image and sentiment. I laughed when you said you did'nt know how you managed without your nesties lol, I'm hoping to get a cuttlebug and some nesties at some point this year, I think its a must. The weather here was nice last week, but its been dull and raining the past few days. Have a lovely Easter with your family Ila. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Heidi said...

ok, she is just too darned cute, what a nice spring/summery card.
Nice weather? Ila, we got 4 inches of snow yesterday and it is snowing now.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a pretty card, nice image. Super!
Jacqueline

Carolyn King said...

amazing coloring and card...love your created sentiment too! You rock!

Sue said...

Hi Ila
as always a stunning creation hun absolutley beautiful, gorgeous colouring, and papers, sue.x

Malin said...

Another stunning creation from you, love this card.
I am now on holiday in Norway, heaps of snow at the alps and spring in the valley, Lilltass loves it - running like a mad man!

//Malin

Zarah said...

She is sooo cute - and that card is adorable! :D

tineke said...

Hey Ila, What an beautifull cards you've made I can take my eye's of them.
hugs tineke

Lynsey said...

Great card Ila! I love the image and the sentiment is just perfect!
Hugs Lynsey:)

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh Ila this is super sweet a stunning card, your lace flower looks amazing. it goes with out saying that your colouring is perfection. have fun when Trina visits. hugs rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your colouring is gorgeous Ila and all the details on your card are so pretty, Have a great time with Trina and Happy Easter, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Andrea said...

Hi Ila!! I LOVE this card! Your coloring is so perfect! I hope you have been well. :) Have a wonderful Easter.
Hugs~
Andrea

chelemom said...

You always put together the cutest cards!!! This one is absolutely adorable!!!

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable card! This image is on the top of my wish list. Love your card, Ila. Happy Easter! :)
Hugs, Christine

6 wacky women said...

Just gorgeous, Ila.
Your coloring is amazing, love all your beautiful details too.

Have a Wonderful Easter with your family.

Karen x

Anja's weblog said...

What a Gorgeous card!! I love how you put everything together and of course your coloring.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Hugs
Anja

Viv said...

Gorgeous everything Ila.
Have a very Happy Easter with your family!
Viv xx

Tara said...

Gorgeous card Ila and I love the checked paper!
Happy Easter to you too! xx

Nicola said...

I love this card. Such a cute image. Must try that lace flower too. I had seen it on Bev's blog but have not tried it yet.

Love the new blog look too.

Hugs
Nic

velta said...

Oh Ila ~ This is just darling! Of course I would love your coloring...when I get rich and famous, I am coming to your house so you can teach me how to color like you do. Thanks for the lace flower idea...I visit Bev often and will use this idea in the future...Dunno why I never thought of it, I used to sew all the time. If I do not get back before Easter...I wish you and yours the very best!!! Enjoy your swing and coffee and tea {HUGS}

Diana said...

ohhhh wauw she's beautiful...

diana x

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Hi Ila,

I love everything about your card!The colours, the stamps, the embellishments...You did such a lovely job! I have only done two challenges so far but I have learned so much already from the DT and the stampers who post. Thanks for sharing your talent with me and for the kind comments you left for me on the last challenge!
Blessings,
Sarah

Deborah said...

Nice to visit Ila! What a wonderful card and the iamge is too cute! Just in case, happy Easter to you and yours!

Deb said...

This is so gorgeous Ila, the lace flower is so pretty and I love the sweet image, she is such a cutie! Have a fabulous visit with Trina! Love the sound of coffee on the swing! Have a fabulous Easter weekend! Debx

Tammi said...

Ooh Ila enjoy your family!! And I love your sweet card, making me dream of summertime and watermelon!! ~Hugs

Tracey said...

An absolutely adorable card Ila!! Love it! A very happy Easter to you and yours as well! xx

dpkennedy said...

Oh my she is so cute! Just an adorable card! It sure sounds like your holiday will be wonderful! Have a very Happy Easter!

Kerry D-C said...

Oh My! This is SO STINKIN' CAAAA-UUUTE! Such a wonferfully Sunny feel!

Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila

that is a very very cute card :)
You are an artist :)

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

MJ

Cass said...

Fab card Ila.Love your colouring of the cute image.the watermelon looks good enough to eat.Love the little lace flower too.
Cass xxx

lasona said...

Your cards are absolutely Stunning,gorgeous oh did I say STUNNING...

lacey said...

Ila, your cards are always amazing! I am in awe of your coloring and you know the perfect amount of embellishments to use! Have a wonderful Easter with your family.
We are still on vacation, but will be home just in time for the Easter Bunny!
Big hugs :-)
~Lacey

MichelleO said...

AAAAAHHHH! I have been trying to catch up for the week.. so busy no time to comment - but when i saw this I just had to scream!!! Ok this is got to me one of my top 10 Ila cards! really GORGEOUS, FUN and I just love it!

Hope you have a Blessed Easter, and with all you family home, some wonderful quality time! Give Trina a hug for me!

HUGS
MichelleO

Claudia Rosa said...

wow wow.. this is amazing.
looks truly yummy :-)
happy eastern Ila

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Easter to you too! What a great card... super cute image... great coloring as usual... love the flowers and border punch... TFS!

crafty amy said...

This is another very cute card I love the image!

X Amy X

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

What a sweet card! I luv the colouring. The sentiment is so cute.

xoxo,
Lori

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Just emailed you with a doggy question.

xoxo,
Lori

Jilli said...

Stunning card ... how cute is that image and the sentiment is just perfect. Amazing colouring. Jillix

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh niiice...now all I want is a huge slice of red juicy watermelon!!! LOL This card is just so cute!

Annchen said...

Ila, it's soooo cute! Love it

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the feminine look you achieved with the lacy borders and the distressing! The dp bg looks like it could be a picnic tablecloth pattern and that goes well with the theme! Gorgeous coloring, I love the shading on her feet esp.! Wonderful embellishing too - the lacey flower and the clear flower are so different! Gorgeous, Ila!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...so well colored!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Ila, i'm back again. You know I adore your work and have a little something for you on my blog. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Inger Marie said...

The image is so cute Ila :)
And the colour and your colouring is fabolous.
Love it
Have a wonderful day
Hugs from Inger Marie

Curt in Carmel said...

I think this is one of the best stamps they ever came up with. That little girl is awesomely cute! Your coloring, as always, is perfect, and the card is just fabulous! Hope all is well! Best, Curt

June Houck said...

This is oh so sweet! I can almost taste that watermelon :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love all the colors you chose and your coloring is superb.

I have a special award for you on my blog.

Donna said...

Sorry Ila, the link is here

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Ila. What a sweet image and so beautifully coloured. Love the papers you have used too. Thanks for joining in with my blog candy. Good luck! Hugs, Lainy x

Monique said...

oh, what a cutie Ila !! love how you coloured it :)).

Hugs Monique

pinky said...

Your cards are absolutely amazine, so glad I clicked your link over at HH.
Pinky

Iren said...

I love this cute card Ila! So adorable image too!

Hugs

Trina said...

So pretty! I love your coloring, and the papers look great! Love the scalloped punch and all the buttons!
Hugs,
Trina

Sue said...

Hi Ila, Have just found your blog and this fab little card made me smile so I have a little award for you over on my blog!! you have some beautiful cards and I am now an avid follower! Suexx

Dee Jackson said...

Oh my!! This is just adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! This card is so cute I just had to comment on it! You're wonderfully talented and I hope some of it rubs off on me! - KGS