Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi All...I'm still alive! I have a quick Birthday card to show you. I made it for a fella with a great sense of humor. Although I kept it simple by not having a background layer...I was inspired by last weeks 182 Mojo Sketch.

I am posting the inside as well so you can read the fun poem. The Cute stamps are both from High Hopes. The sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge.

The fabulous baker's twine used on this card I purchased from Monika at M.A.D Stamper. (great service and price!!)

To color the froggy I used copics for base only...prismacolor pencils (oms)..and h20's on top.

Ink - Memento black, bashful blue, vintage photo. Paper - GP, SU, assorted scraps. Accessories - baker's twine, brown bauble, stitching. The little tag I cut with my Cuttlebug.

So much for Spring here...all we have been getting is snow, snow and more snow. We're for casted to have a lovely summer though.... Sounds like even the weather man has given up on spring here..lol.

Happy Spring Everyone!!..and Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!

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!!