Friday, July 3, 2009

It's Your Birthday! - Motivet Sketch Challenge

There is a Fabulous sketch challenge going on at the Motivet Inspiration Blog. Join in and you will have a chance to win 5 Motivet stamps of your choice. The challenge runs until July 31th...so there is still lots of time to enter.

Motivet is a Canadian based company. The Cute images Doraline and Dexter are created by a 25 year old very talented artist named Marina who lives in Florida USA.

This is the card I've come up with from their great sketch. The stamp I used from Motivet is called Doraline Surprise ....clicking on her name will take you to her. They've had another recent release.....and it is now possible to order in US currency now.

This card is made for one of my daughters Birthday....It is late...but she told me, I have to make her one anyway...lol. I hope she likes it.

How I colored this image....

I've first based the image with copics (all very light colors)...and then used prismacolor pencils (oms) over them. The copics are a wonderful base....the prismacolor pencils blend like butter over them...and the whole image ends up being just a little brighter. Over this I still like to take my Twinkling h20's and just deepen the shading a tad.

**Be sure though...never to use copics over prismacolor pencils...or you will ruin your tips!!**

The sentiment is from Hero arts.

Paper - GP white, making memories, digital bloom&grow, dcwv

Ink - memento black, barely banana, creamy caramel, ruby red

Accessories - dew drops, lace, ribbon, button, dollar store metal flower, prima flower, dollar store leaves, crocheted flower (my own), pearl string (from my good friend Tina), SU eyelet punch, stitching.

The weather here continues to be just right....temperature wise...although a little dry. I am off to bbq with my hubby.....and enjoy a nice glass of wine.....or maybe 2...lol.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!.....and Thank You so much for your Wonderful comments!!!!

64 comments:

BA said...

Hi Ila
this is stunning, your coloring kombo copics prismas is absolutely fantastic. your daughter will be very pleased.
I wish you also a wonderful weekend
xoxo BA

Gloria a.k.a. mmgirl said...

Just love the card with the combination you used. Good Luck and thanks for sharing
Gloria

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Ila.
Your coloring is amazing, I just love your beautiful details too!

Karen x

Andrea said...

Darling card, Ila. Have a wonderful weekend!

Margie said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers and distressing! Awesome coloring too :)
Have a Happy 4th and fab weekend :*)

Heidi said...

These stamps just make me smile every time I use them! You did a wonderful job!~

Rach said...

gorgeous Ila, fantastic combo of mediums.. your daughter is going to love this,, the flowers looks beautiful. hugs rachxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card, Ila, really super. I love your details!
Hugs Jacqueline

Sandy said...

OMG Ila this is the cutest.
What for fantastic colors and your coloring is just perfect. I love myour wonderful work. Fantastic.

Have a sunny weekend my friend. Hugs.

Linnie said...

wow amazing colouring just love the layout and paper choices
luv
linniexx

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Ila,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is just so beautiful!
Such gorgeous detail and your colouring is superb!
Your daughter will treasure your card!
hugs
kim x

megastamper said...

wow ila your card is so amazing and really cute again. i love those images. your coloration is just perfect and look so pretty.
i love to come and see such great works again and again ...
big hugs and a wonderful weekend. bea

mochamama said...

Your coloring never ceases to AMAZE me! beautiful card Ila!

Viv said...

So so pretty Ila, and of course, coloured perfectly.
Viv xx

June Houck said...

Beautiful card, Ila. I hope your dd has a wonderful birthday!

Norunn said...

Beatuiful card! I love all the layers, and the stiches! Great inspiration:D

craftyb said...

Cheers Ila...hope the BBQ went swimmingly!!

Doraline looks fantastic....simply amazing colouring....always in awe of your talent!

Love your card...all the details are wonderful! bx

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW so adorable Ila,love this fun little image and all your embellishments look fabulous!!!
Hope your daughter had a wonderful Birthday!

Claudia Rosa said...

what a lovely card dear ila.
love love your coloring
happy belated birthday!
hugs
claudia

Maylee said...

Beautiful card Ila, thanks for the hint on how you colored it. Love the crocheted floret.

dolcreations said...

Beautiful card Ila! I love all your embellishments and I love your colouring! Just beautiful!
Christine

POPPET said...

Hi honey, this is gorgeous i love the little images and your colours are fab as always, papers are gorgeous, drool...

Have a great weekend hugs pops x x

CraftyC said...

This is totally gorgeous Ila and your colouring is superb!
Clairex

Sandra said...

Oh Ila...this is just adorable,your colouring is second to none!perfect use of Copics and Prisma's.Your daughter will be well pleased with this :0).
Hope you enjoyed your BBQ and glass of wine or two...lol,
Take care
San x

Penni said...

Love this card Ila, the image is soooo cute and your choice of papers is perfect.

Hugs
Penni
X

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Ila! This is such an adorable image, and you knocked out this challenge. What an awesome tip regarding how you colored this. I have never heard of that before! Great stuff! Happy 4th! Best, Curt

alina said...

Very beautiful card, Ila, I love the details and the gorgeous paper! Thanks for sharing the way you have coloured, I will have to try this!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs, Alina

Desire Fourie said...

This is stunningly beautiful Ila. Love the unusual colour combo and all the distressing. Just so gorgeous. Hugs from Desire

Thea said...

What a stunning card this is.
Love everything about it, every detail.

Greetings Thea

Elaine said...

Utterly fabulous, Ila! Your colouring is gorgeous, and all the details are just perfect. :)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just so cute!!! So love the layout dear and the image is so adorable and so beautiful colored hon.

Nixe07 said...

Such a fantastic card, Ila! Love the fab colours and you´ve coloured the cute image so perfectly and wonderful.
Hugs
Moni

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, love these new stamps will be placing an order soon. Gorgeous colouring, thank you for all the fab colouring tips you give us. Beautiful papers and embellishments. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Alex said...

WOW!! Ila, this is stunning, girl!! I love the papers you used and those new stamps are adorable!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Thea said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
I really love your cards too, and i will follow you.

Greetings Thea

Heidi said...

Claudia- this is absolutely stunning girl!

cats whiskers said...

Wow dear this is fantastic
beautiful colouring as usual and those papers are just yummy
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Tab said...

Ooooh fab card, just love the sweet image and the colours and papers are divine!Your flower is stunning too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tracey said...

Wowzers! This is absolutely gorgeous Ila!! xx

Tara said...

I'm sure your daughter will love this Ila - it's such a cutie!
Hugs Tara xx

Joy said...

great sketch you followed... wonderful card!

Carolyn King said...

awesome card...love it...great sketch and thanks for the coloring tips!

Velta said...

Hey Ila! I hope your 4th was a great one! I love these images, they are too darn cute! Of course I am gonna have to try using Copics first and then Prismacolors over that. Thanks for the tip...Although I will never get as good as you when it comes to coloring, I can always keep on tryin...LOL

Risa said...

Your cards never disappoint Ila! Your image is super cute and your coloring is always outstanding! As always, super great job!
hugs
Risa:p.s. I would love to have a glass of wine right now, but if I did, I would fall fast asleep! Maybe after all of my work is done and the house is quiet, I'll treat myself:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Supah cute! Love the colors, the embellishments... that large crocheted flower... :o)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

This is just gorgeous Ila, what a wonderful card!
Hugs
Carole x

Dot Scrap said...

Hi wonderful Ila.
As always you have made a simply beautiful card.
Your coloring....your choise of paper...World class.
I love all your projects.

dpkennedy said...

Oh this is so adorable! You embellishments are always wonderful-not to mention your amazing coloring!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed your wine!!!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Such a cute card Ila, love the way you have coloured it

Chris xx

MichelleO said...

This is way too cute! Love the tip about the pencils! I have been using chalks with mine Copics... same thing though don't go over the chalk with them :0)

Oh and guess what - I have been watching little baby birds on my back porch.. plant may die as I don't want to water it with them in it..but I can replace the plant :0)

HUGS
MichelleO

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is another beautiful piece of art! I love your colouring. The combo of mediums has such avibrant effect! Love all your wonderful details..the stitching, crochet flower and ribbons..so scrummy!!
Love it!
Judy xx

Tammi said...

Fun and cute with perfect details and coloring...beautifully made! xx

Debby said...

Wow! I had to look at it closer to see all the details and textures. Just fabulous. Thanks for the tip on the copic and prismas. I will have to try it.

Kerry D-C said...

oh my goodness!! this is scrumptiously adorable!!!
Wonderful card, Ila!!
(((hugs)))

Norma said...

Ila, stunning card. I just love your colour scheme and beautifully coloured. Great job with the torn paper edges--I haven't done much of that. Love the the sketch too.

Hugs.
Norma

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I love this, Ila!! The image is adorable and a must have for me! Another amazing work of art!
hugs'
Sharon

Marcea said...

omg this is tooooo cute!!! I adore it
-x-

Donna Baker said...

what a cute card - love that image!! your coloring rocks as usual!!

Bev said...

Oh this is just so adoralbe Ila, your colouring is amazing!! Love all the fabulous detail too x

Carla said...

Ila, this stamp is adorable, and your coloring nothing short of perfect!! Just stunning!!

Christina C. said...

Your cards are all so beautiful and this one is no exception. That Motivet image is darling. Hugs, Christina C.

stephanne said...

This is amazing, I love your colouring, the papers are adorable, LOVE that ribbon combo and the bloom you've created is adorable. I love seeing your work on the Motivet blog ;)
Stephanne