Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Enjoy Your Day! - High Hopes and Basic Grey

The Challenge this week at High Hopes Blog is Female Birthday. The challenges are now bi weekly and there is still 1 week left of this one. Every 2nd week one of the High Hopes designers also posts a Fabulous tutorial....be sure to check it out.

Who wouldn't want a flower from this Happy little High Hopes fella? His name is Leapin' Larry. He was created by artist Laurie Furnell

The sketch I've used for this card is from the Basic Grey Challenge 38. The papers I've used are BG's "Green at Heart" Collection

I've colored this image using copics for base, prismacolor pencils, and h20's to deepen the shade and give it a little sparkle.

The glittered flower is attached with foam pop ups. I cut the frog out and glued him onto the spellbinders oval so I could tilt him a little. The sentiment is from one of my Stampin Up sets...(sorry can't remember which one)

Ink - momento black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa. Paper - GP, treasures cs, basic grey "Green at heart". Accessories - lace, binders cord, ribbon, button, dew drops, stitching, stitckles, glitter.

We are still living in a deep freeze. An early spring is not in the forecast for us this year. It is nice to see more daylight hrs though. That in itself makes a person feel pretty dang good!!

Thanks for visiting!!..and for your lovely comments!!

31 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Awww...what a HAPPY card!

Rosalee said...

Awesome card Ila. That frog is adorable...lol. Hope all is well with you.
Hugs and God Bless,
Rosalee

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so cute and so fun, thanks for sharing!

And thanks for the shout out for Pixie, good luck!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Ila
Your coloring is amazing....you totally brought him to life!!

Karen x

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

What a cute card,love youre ocloring.
Hugs Agnesxx

velta said...

What can I say...My goodness...you are the "top of the trees....when it comes to coloring....love this adorable creation Ila !!!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card Ila! Wonderful papers and a the frog is so funny!
Hugs Jacqueline

Riet said...

So beautiful card Ila,I love the image .
So gorgeous papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Ila, such a sweet frog and details.
luv
debby

Marja Sch said...

Oh Ila hat wonderful card such a cute frogg. HUgs Marja

Anesha said...

Another stunning creation, just adore your colouring! Have a wonderful day. Hugs Anesha

joey said...

Hi Ila

this is a gorgeous card, great detail love he shabby look to it

Joey xx

tineke said...

Hello Ila, your card is adorable, and the coloring is great. And i love the stamp.
Hugs Tineke x

Cami said...

Helloooooo Ila! How cute is this? Makes you feel like jumping for joy! So cute and cheerful and beautifully colored! Love this! Enjoy YOUR day, too!
Hugs, Cami

Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is so sweet!!!

bissecat said...

Hello!Oh this so lovely .Great colours..

Tanya S said...

OMG Ila you have knocked this one out of the park!!It's gorgeous!!Love it!!

CraftyC said...

Hello Ila, nice to see you bogging again and such a pretty card to come back to. Love this happy froggie and the papers are gorgeous!!
Clairexx

Rica said...

Hi Ila, absolutely fabulous card - what a delightful frog!!! Perfect use of the Green at Heart papers, stunning detailing and your colouring is it's usual fantastic self!!

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
hugs
Heather xx

Monique said...

Lovely card Ila !! And I love the papers you used :)).

Hugs Monique

Sandy said...

Hi my dear Ila,

Wow what a fun and gorgeous card. Absolutely lovely. The coloring is perfect. I love it.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. Hugs.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous, i love this image too, hugs Pops x x x

craftyb said...

This is one happy chappy for sure - coloured to perfection! Love all the detail in your card Ila.

I'm looking forward to some heat myself!! bx

dpkennedy said...

Leapin' Larry is too cute! I love the sparkly flower! Adorable card! Hopefully spring isn't too far away for you...I know I can hardly wait!

Cheryl said...

Hi Ila,I have missed your last few cards,but as always they are SPECTACULAR.........I do love your creations!!! BTW I hope you and your family are well,especially your sweet granddaughter!! I hope the weather warms up for you soon!!
Hugs xx

Angela B. said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute!! Love your cards!!! :D

Heidi said...

Still freezing and snow here in Michigan too! I pray no more this weekend. This is just an adorable card.

Beth Norman said...

Ribbit. So cool. Awesome work with the sketch.

Shirley said...

How pretty and how fun!! I love frogs and this one is certainly special!!

Maria said...

Lovin' this happy jumpy frog and your card layout is simply fabby. Hugs, Maria

Tammi said...

Oh gosh another cute frog, really love this one! Perfect coloring and love those papers and vintage feel.