Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Little Missy

OK, I refuse to tell you how long this card took me to make!! I'll give you a hint.....I colored the image 3 different times! The first 2 were with my Copics, & they just didn't turn out. I think because I tried using Walmart's Georgia Pacific paper (which works great with Prisma pencils) instead of Papertrey's white, which is what I usually use but it uses so much ink ...I'm in search of the "perfect Copic paper". I've been told Neenah Solar Crest & Gina K's white are both awesome.....it's just a matter of getting some.




Anyway...on to the card. So yes, I colored the image twice with Copics, unsuccessfully, so the third time I reached for my trusty Prismas. Can't go wrong with those!! BUT ~~ then I messed up the background so I had to cut the image out AND rethink the whole layout.....sigh.....this card was NOT going to get the best of me!!

Little Missy is an older High Hopes stamp, but she was on my wish list forever. I finally ordered her, & received her with this last batch of stamps. I cut her out (ha!) & placed her on a Pacific Point panel embossed with my CB Birds & Swirls folder (I *think* that's the name of it). I used my new Basic Grey Marrakech paper (bought with my LSS rummage money, so it was free!!) & some rusty orange DCWV paper for the matting. I used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch on the horizontal strip.....added the "Celebrate" from a Stampendous sentiment stamp....3 tiny rhinestones under the image....& of course some flowers in the corner.





I don't know if you can see the embossing on the blue flower. My friend Chris sent me some goodies recently, which included some embossed Primas. None would work with this card, but I thought they were cute so I made my own. After punching the flower I used my stylus to emboss the swirl from the same folder I used on the panel behind the main image. It's pretty subtle, but it does add a little something :)




And a blurry pic of the inside.....lol....my camera is misbehaving again today. Can't blame the yucky weather....it's so dark & rainy out that I used my homemade light box....& it still turned out blurry. And it can't POSSIBLY be an operator problem, so I'm blaming the camera, lol!



Well I hope you all have a FAB Tuesday. It's an early release day today so my kids will be home early.....we're going to get haircuts, eating an early supper, then I'm helping at school with Kindergarten Registration. Seems like just yesterday I was registering Michael.....but it's been a whole year!! Time really does fly when you get old!

22 comments:

Annie said...

I'm glad you kept at it as this is a gorgeous card with Little Missy! love the colour scheme and the layout and the embossed flower you made. hugs, annie x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and your coloring is wonderful as always! tfs!!!

CraftyC said...

What a lovely card, gorgeous papers!
Clairex

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh those papers are gorgeous Michelle and going on my wish list for sure, Gorgeous colouring and I love you Missy, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Susie Sugar said...

Truly Sweet, and such fabby colours
xx

Tammi said...

Well after all that, it turned out really cute! Striking colors! I mostly use PTI, but I do use GP too, you'll get it, just practice...I go over my darker colors alot with lighter ones to blend. Everyone colors a little different. :) ~Hugs

Bev said...

Michelle I can't believe you had problems with this card sweetie - it's AWESOME!! Love the rich colours and how you have decorated the inside. Wish my problem cards turned out half as good as this xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Well I am glad you didn't let this card get the best of you...because it turned out awesome! I love the swirls on the flower. I also got Little Missy with my last order, too! She's so adorable. Big hugs!
~Lacey

my5bratz said...

well i think it was well worth it...beautiful!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Michelle.
Love how you color with the prismas. No matter the trouble you had it turned out wonderful!

By the way...I tried your Banana Bread recipe with the chocolate chips last night and it turned out fabulous. My DH loved it!! A much nicer recipe than the one I had.
Thanks

Karen x

Alicia said...

3rd time is a charm and sometimes with me its the 5th or 6th time LOL!!! I am glad to know that even people with your talent have trouble sometimes. glad you stuck to it beautiful card.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh man, it turned out fabulous Michelle!! Love the embossed flower too!!

Hugs, Kelly

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry she took so long, but to your fans she was worth it! She is a cutie! Love the flower and the punched border and how you carried the same punch to the inside!

Paula said...

This one was a labor of love (I have those days too)...and they usually turn out to be some of my fav's too...this card is just gorgeous! Inside and out...and yeah...it's the camera...I just "know" it! LOL..it's "never" operator error...NEVER! Silly camera~!

Dawn said...

The rework is super. I think she was meant to be colored and cut. Super job Michelle. I love the way you create your primas and flowers on your cards. Super job.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Michelle!!! The flowers and layout are perfect!! By the way, you are not old.
~hugs,
Chris

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Sometimes cards are SO frustrating - and we all have THOSE days when nothing seems to work. But your end result is just so gorgeous - bright and happy - love how you did the flower too. I'm just starting out with Prismas and your Blog really inspires me and encourages me. Thanks so much!

Ellie said...

I love this. The coloring is beautiful and I love the embossing.

Denise said...

Very beautiful card, and the coloring is awesome!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful card!!

...I know what you mean about things taking long. I tried the SCS sketch yesterday and wasted about three card's worth of DP and CS...so I gave up, LOL!

sumbine said...

Awesome card, the image and the bright colors looks fabulous.

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous!!...I love the way you colored Little Missy...and the papers you used look Beautiful!!....love that flower too!!...Hugs, Ila

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