Friday, June 26, 2009

Enjoy Your Day!!..High Hopes and Mojo Monday

This weeks Challenge at the High Hopes Blog is to use scraps...and like everyone else...I have a quite a few. In fact I have a great deal of them...I think I should be doing these types of cards a little more often!! The sketch I used is this weeks Mojo Monday 92...what a great sketch for this image!....or for that matter ...any image...lol!

I made this card for my hubby for Father's Day!...this Fabulous High Hopes image is called "Sweet Dreams". Although I don't have this stamp....Crissy kindly shared the image with me..Thanks Crissy!!

This image so reminds me of my DH.....as he is always napping....lol...He works very hard...and the fella is just so tired when he gets home. Often after he gets home from work we go outside to have coffee on our swing....he leans over puts his head on my shoulder and catches a little nap...So Precious...lol.

On with the card...

I used copics for base only ...under the prismacolor pencils and h20's to color this image. *(be sure not to use copics over your prismacolor pencils or your copics tips will be ruined)*

Ink - memento, bashful blue for background...tutorial here.

Paper - Georgia pacific white, dcwv, kraft, and unknown scraps

Accessories - gold cord, button, jute, corrugater tool, stitching

We had a fabulous holiday!!...the cabin we rented and the weather was just perfect!! Although we had tons of fun!!...When I get back from a holiday....it always makes me appreciate our home a little more than usual...and so fun to see how the garden has jumped. The only damper on it all ....is all that darn, "get home laundry"...lol.....oh well....

Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone!!....and Thank you so much for your Kind comments!!

72 comments:

Tracey said...

Love this card Ila! Such a cute image!

June Houck said...

I love that image! But I love Ila cards even more :)

Paula said...

What a beautiful card and lovely stamp. Nice weekend Paula.

Merry said...

This is terrific...love the little ant and the layout is wonderful.

Margie said...

Happy to hear that you had a nice vacay :)
Adorable card! Love your coloring and distressing! Great job!!!
TFS :*)

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Ila - I love all the distressed edging and sewing! Fabulous image and beautifully coloured!
Hugs, Danielle

Michelle said...

Oh, Ila...this is gorgeous!! Your Copic coloring is just as perfect as your Prisma coloring!! Love the layout...I'll have to check out that sketch...Glad you had a great vacation...sounds so relaxing...sigh..

Missing you!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,this is fantastic Ila!!! Magnificent colouring and such a cute image.Reminds me of my husband as well,though he falls asleep in font of the telly.
Hugs xx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Ila.
Your coloring is so beautiful, I just love this stamp.
Glad to hear you had a great holiday.

Karen x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a great card, Ila, and what a lovely image. Super.
Hugs Jacqueline

Mandi said...

Fantastic crd Ila
sorry Ive not been over for a while, but, Ive had problems with my following...they haven't been coming up!!

Have a good day

mandi xx

Sandy said...

Wow this is absolutely lovely.
Really cute card and stamp.
Have a great weekend my friend.

Jilli said...

This is just perfect Ila! What fab scraps you have .... love the colours and your colouring is as always beautiful. Gorgeous! Jillix

Elaine said...

This is fabulous! Gorgeous colouring, and perfect papers for a male card.

Glad you had a great vacation. :)

Dot Scrap said...

Ohh Ila.
This is another simply fantastic card. The stamp is so cute. Your coloring is as always perfect.
Love your choise of paper...well as always I love everything about this card tooooooooooooooooo.

Heidi said...

so wonderfully relaxing...........

Alex said...

Hi Ila!
A very beautiful card! I love the image and colors you used!
Hugs, Alex

Rach said...

A beautiful card Ila, fantastic colouring.. and great use of your scraps, glad to hear that you had a wonderful holiday. hugs rachxx

Leonie said...

Beautiful card! Just love the brown papers mixed with your bright coloring!

Leonie xx

Mel said...

Stunning card love the image and your colouring is beautiful :)
Mel x

mochamama said...

Ila what a sweet card!!!!! You know the saying.....It's nice to get away but it's nicer coming home!

Marja Sch said...

What a gorgeous card Ila, This image is so cute. I leve your colouringw with the copics. Hugs Marja

Heather "Hev" said...

Wonderful card Ila :)

He looks ever so peaceful :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Ila,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Allison said...

Terrificly fun Ila! Love the distressing and the idea to use black CS for the sentiment!

Lia said...

hi ila,
your card is great I love your coloring
hugs Lia

CraftyC said...

So glad you had a lovely holiday Ila and hope the dreaded laundry is out of the way soon. Your card is so beautiful and love the scraps, work so well!
Clairex

Desire Fourie said...

Ila, this card is just gorgeous and someone is definitely enjoying his day. Glad you enjoyed your breakaway and hope that the laundry is done and dusted by now. Hugs from Desire

Kerry D-C said...

How stinkin' CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!! MU hubby is also a napper...any time any where! But also a hard worker...so once in awhile I leave him alone. LOL! I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation! (((hugs)))

megastamper said...

wow ila, your card is really wonderful and so cute. the coloration is just perfect and the layout is easy but great.
have a nice weekend,
big hugs to you, bea

Tammi said...

Glad you had a good time, and yes, I agree, always nice to come back home. :) Gorgeous card, I'd love to be relaxing like that! Pretty coloring & colors Ila! xx

Kim Piggott said...

So glad that you had a great time I hate that laundry too!
Love your fabulous card!
Gorgeous image and wonderfully coloured!
Great detail love the button!
hugs
kim x

Sarah said...

Fantastic card! That image is so cute and you're colouring is amazing, as always! Great layout.
xx :0)

Tab said...

Love your card, Ila, such a sweet image and the colours are divine, love it! Glad you had a fab holiday, sounds awesome!
Hugs Tab xxx

Happy Crafter said...

Great card Ila, love the image and papers :)
Val xxx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, how are you, hope you're feeling well. Love the card, the image is so perfect lol and the colouring is beautiful. Glad you had a nice break, but I know what you mean, its good to get home again. Hope the weather is getting better over there. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Beth Norman said...

Hi Ilam

he he he, so your husband sleeps alot, eh? This is the perfect card for him then! Your colouring is awesome. Glad you enjoyed your time away.

Hugs,

Beth

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Love this card and the story behind it! My hubby does the same thing when he gets home, gets a little dinner in his belly and then nodds off watching tv. :D Thanks for the comment about the dd at youth camp! I missed her, but she's back and so changed! I love that she loves the Lord and is totally on fire for Him. ~Cheri

Sue from Oregon said...

wonderful card...one of these days I wish you would show how you color with all three mediums!

Karin said...

Adorable card Ila.
Love the colours, papers and cute image.
If all ants would behave like this I probably wouldn't have to get rid of so many.

Have a nice Sunday,
xoxo Karin

Nicola said...

Wow what fantastic colouring Ila and this image is so cute - fab papers too.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Ila, love the cute image and your 'scraps' are beautiful!
Glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs
Carole x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Ila, love the cute image and your 'scraps' are beautiful!
Glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs
Carole x

Penni said...

Oh Ila, how I wish that were me alseep in the shade of a beautiful flower!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Nicki said...

Lovely card, really cute image
Nicki
x

Thea said...

Wow, what a great card you make.
Love the image and background.

Greetings Thea

Hannekie said...

just love this stamp!
what a great card
hugs hannie

alina said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Ila, the image is just gorgeous!
I'm glad you have enjoyed the holiday!
Hugs, Alina

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Ila. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Great papers also. Hugs Michele x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Glad you had such a great holiday Ila and that you had lots of fun, Your card is beautiful and I love how you have combined the 3 mediums, Sending big Hugs, Nikki x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Ila!! So great to see your posting! I love what you did with the napping ant, but of course I always love what you do with my images!!
I love how you colored the leaf yellow! I hadn't seen anyone do that before! I also love the way the leafy is sticking out the top of the main image panel. Cute!
Oh, just a caution, when combining Copics and Prisma pencils, that you always use Copics first, and Prismas' last, otherwise, the solvent ink in the Copics breaks down the wax of the pencils and it gets picked up by the brush tip, causing it to get clogged eventually. And un-usable.

Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is so cute! I love your distressing and stitching and your coloring is beautiful as always! I've missed seeing your cards. Hope everything is going well for you guys!

Lacey said...

Ila, such a wonderful card! I used this image for my hubby's father's day card, too...perfect for such an occassion! I love the sketch and your coloring is always amazing. Big hugs :-)
~Lacey

dpkennedy said...

This is fantastic! I love how the top of the flower extends out of the frame! Gorgeous Ila!

Anesha said...

Another stunning card, just adore your colouring of your image. Hope your Buddy has a great birthday as well.Thanks for the lovely comment on my card. Anesha

dolcreations said...

What beautiful cards you make! wow your blog is simply beautiful. I love this card. Thank-you so much for stopping by my blog and the really nice comment. I really do appreciate it!
Christine

Claudia Rosa said...

Gorgeous dear, Ila...such a darling image.
Hugs
Claudia x

Risa said...

Welcome home Ila! So glad to hear that you really enjoyed your vacation!
Your card is awesome and full of charm! I love it!!!
hugs
Risa:)

MichelleO said...

this is sooo cute! Love how you said it reminded you of your hubby!
HUGS
MichelleO

sandra_w said...

Stunning card, Ila! That image is so cute and your colouring is fab as always!

Hugs,
San

Claudia Rosa said...

Thaaaank you dear Ila :-) you are so kind.
love and hugs

Valems said...

Beautiful card, Ila! The image is adorable and fantastically coloured, I love the papers you have used.
Hugs, Vanja

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Ila and beautifully coloured

Monique said...

Your card is so lovely Ila !!

Hugs Monique

moralia said...

Ila, this is beautiful!! The stamp is just sooo cute!!! I can never get over your gorgeous cards... I still can't colour like you do! LOL!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!! :)

Have a great day! Hugs!

craftyb said...

Hi Ila, what a fabulous guy card...the "scraps" you chose are perfect...cute image with the leg dangling over the hammock! Perfect colouring...I always admire that so much in your creations!

I'm glad to hear that you had such a wonderful trip...sure that laundry will be done before you know it and then it will be back to that "swing action" with the hubby!! bx

Maria Jesus said...

you had a very nice holiday, good for you :), your card is beautiful :) love it :)

MJ

Sandra said...

WOW Ila....your colouring never ceases to amaze me,this card is stunning,brilliant work as always,
Take care
San x

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the Prisma's over top of the Copics! Going to have to give that a try!

Bev said...

Fab card hun, love the layout and the image is so sweet! Great details too x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Ila! Love the cute image and your coloring... love that you mixed some of the coloring mediums... fab job. TFS!

Carla said...

Love this card, Ila-great use of scraps! This is probably my all time favorite HH stamp! Love it!