Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just under the wire

I *love* all the challenge blogs out there. Sometimes my mojo needs a little push & those blogs are just the right thing to get my creativity going. Kind of like a good cup of coffee in the morning. But I never seem to do the challenges the week they are posted. Which is okay, they are always there to refer back to. But sometimes it's fun to get in on the action at the time they are posted. Friday Sketchers is one I always check out, but never seem to participate in. They post a new sketch each Friday & this week I did it!! I finished a card based on the sketch they posted last week Friday.


I can't get enough of the adorable High Hopes dragons from the recent batch of new releases. This is Gavin the Givin' Dragon ~ how cute is he?? I had him all colored & was stuck on a layout, when I remembered the sketch this week on Friday Sketchers. Perfect! So I colored Gavin with my Prisma pencils & gamsol, stamping & coloring the 2 gifts twice & popping them on dimensionals (I only did this because I goofed when coloring one of the presents....shhhhhhh....). He has Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his wings & I just had to doodle around him a bit. The plaid paper is from my new DCWV Sweet Stack. This comes in 6"x6" pads ~ just the right size for those of us who like to make 5"-6" square cards (this particular one is 5.5" x 5.5"). This paper pack is so adorable ~~ full of glittery pieces of yummy cupcake & candy paper. I got mine at Michael's but I'm sure it's also available at Joann & many online stores. The brown layers are Bazzill Bling & the aqua colored paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops. I cut a circle out with my Nesties then cut it in half. Added some ribbon, & the sentiment which is from the PaperTrey Ink Limitless Labels set. The little ovals were also cut out with Nesties. My picture isn't the greatest & I'm starting to think it's the Bazzill Bling. I think for some reason my camera is not liking that beautiful shimmery paper.

So I'm off to post this on the Friday Sketchers blog. If you are stuck creatively, check out this blog or one of the other fun challenge blogs on my sidebar. Sometimes they are just the right boost you need!!

Today is my lunch date with Matthew. He's so excited & so am I. I love that he still wants to hang out with me. He just turned 10 so he's getting to that age where it's no longer cool to want to be with your parents!! But I think I scored some points with that birthday party last week :)

12 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Michelle!! I lve it...I have Gavin coming in my order and I hope to have it today!! Love the paper from that stack, I just may need to get it!! Have a wonderful day!!
Kelly

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh Michelle! I was just colorng Gavin myself, here in the hotel room, and I got really bummed about mine, so I came to the Divas for help and inspiration, and there you are, with a Gavin card! I love this layout for him, and your gorgeous as always coloring. I really love how the "mistake" turned out to be, with the gifts popped up! I love the shadow and dimension it created. Your card is amazing and I love it so much!

SCRAP DIDI said...

waouh i love is card and colors
i like image !!!
didi

Tammi said...

Cute card! Love the bright packages and your coloring. Have fun today!

Ila said...

Your card is Absolutley Gorgeous Michelle!! I love the colors and the sketch!! Have a good time with your lunch date!!

Els G. said...

Great card! That image is real cute! Love the colours you used.
Els
x

Lacey Stephens said...

Too cute!! I love your coloring as usual!
~Lacey Stephens

Gina said...

I love this card! Your coloring is awesome.

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic coloring! Your card is adorable!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love your gorgeous card Michelle, your colouring is beautiful and great layout and design, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Great card Michelle. I love the colors you chose. The layout is perfect. You really have a way with matching your image to your papers. Love it. TFS
DB

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

I love Gavin, hes so adorable! i love the way you've coloured him in, and this sketch is perfect to show him off!! Lovely card Michelle. Hugs linda x

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