Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Magnolia vs Stampavie

Good morning, everyone, & Happy April Fools Day!! It's a miserable, cloudy, cold day here in Wisconsin, but April is here so nothing can dampen my mood! I'm pretending it's sunny & 70 outside. My computer is downstairs in the basement.....no windows.....so I can imagine any weather I want to!

Today's card is for the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge. It's a color challenge, & the colors are red, black & white, with gray as an optional color.



I inked up the adorable Tilda holding the ladybug from the spring kit. I had colored her dress in using my red Prisma, but there must have been something on my stump because when I started blending, I started getting black streaks. The stump LOOKED clean to me, which left me....well....STUMPED! LOL!! I couldn't correct it & I didn't want to start over, so I paper pieced her dress instead. I knew I was going to use this paper from the DCWV Summer Stack the minute I saw the stamp, so I figured I would coordinate her dress to match the background :) I colored the little bug with Twinkling H2O's. The sentiment & bitty bug is from a Studio G set from Michael's.



Here's a close up of Miss Tilda with her spotted friend.



And here is the inside. This ladybug is also from the spring kit, & I also colored her in with Twinkling H2O's.

I apologize for the pictures. From day one, I've always had trouble with red. Especially when paired with black. The black turns out fuzzy, & the red always looks orange, no matter how much I fiddle with it in PSP. You'll have to use your imagination......the red is the same color as Riding Hood Red, which is what the bottom layer is (& you can see that it matches, lol).

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments & good thoughts. Matthew is absolutely fine, he went to school Monday morning & even went on a field trip (I did call school first to tell them about the ER trip & the fever, & she said since he was fine that morning to send him). We were both exhausted Monday night, but he is back to being 100%....no sickness ever came of that fever & shortness of breath. Of course, now I have to worry about *why* he was short of breath. If it happens again, it's time for a full workup at the pediatrician's office.

Speaking of doctors, I finally have my appointment today with the Pulmonary Specialist!! It was supposed to be April 30th, but after I almost fell asleep driving a few weeks ago, I called & begged them to get me in earlier. So I go in at 2:00 today, & hopefully I will leave with a Sleep Study scheduled!! Wish me luck :)

32 comments:

Tricia said...

This is precious!! I love the colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzers Michelle!! What a beauty!! Love the black and red!! Your image is adorable and your coloring is fab!!!

Have a great day!!!

hugs,
Chris

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Michelle...love the colors too! tfs!!!

Jan said...

Fabulous card, Michelle! Love the red and black!

Danni said...

What a stunning card! Love the red and black and the cute image of Tilda!!

Elaine Livesey said...

Wow, this is one amazing card. I love the colours you've picked. It's so very pretty.
Glad to hear Matthew is now ok, and wishing you luck with your appointment.
Best wishes
Elaine xx

Bev said...

Oh my goodness gracious me! You sure have ROCKED this challenge honey - this is one stunner of a card! The depth of colour is amazing, the papers delish, the image darling and perfect embellies. What a stunner (I'm repeating myself!!)
xx

Bev said...

Meant to say I hope the appointment went okay hun xx

Tammi said...

Stunning Michelle! Colors are striking and I like how her dress matches the background. Hope all goes well with the specialist. ~Hugs

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michelle!! love the colors, beautiful ribbon bow too:-)

Hugs, Kelly

Denise said...

I love it, and the way you finish oioff the inside is just Beautiful!!

Ila said...

Gorgeous Tilda card...I love the deep colors!!.....Glad your son is better...I hope your appointment goes well...You Take Care!!!....Hugs, Ila

madderonzakka said...

So coincident tone on the front image with background. Such a dedicate design!!

Cheryl said...

Wow! The dress is perfect! Love how ou turned something bad into something great!
Beautiful card! Need someone to send it too!?

Paula said...

This is a WOW! card.... really...glad ds is better and I hope you start feeling better soon... again, great job with your card!

CRYSTAL said...

That is too dang adorable...love the black and red and yes, I have trouble photgraphing mine too.... Great job paper piecing...

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Fabby card1 i am in love with this colour combo. You have done marvellously with the Tilda image! Now I REALLY want this paper set! The blossom is gorgeous..I really need to learn how to do that! Totally stunning card! hope you are all aon the mend :)
Judy xx

Anja said...

Hello Michelle,
l love your cutie card and also your blog. It's my first visit on your blog and I like it so much, so that i will be back for looking and I also like your cats ;o)

Hugs from Germany,
Anja

Lacey said...

This is an adorable card! That paper is PERFECT for the image!!
I hope your appointment goes well and I am glad your son is doing better.
~Lacey

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE that ribbon with the charm.

Good luck at your appointment. {{hugs}}

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is ADORABLE. I want this Tilda. She is so cute. You picked the perfect paper of cours. Super job. I acutally really like her dress paper pieced. Gives her a great look. I am glad the DS is okay. When Cole gets a fever he breathes funny. Could be cause it goes up to 105...EVERY TIME. Oh and I remembered to click today..LOL..I get so excited about your creations I forget to do it..

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Michelle,

Amazing card!!! I like the stamp and the colours.

Regards and a happy weekend,
Ellenxxx

MollyD said...

I love how you put a layout inside the card as well!!

Laura said...

You always have the most striking cards, Michelle! I love the black/red combo and the image is adorable!

Kez said...

Totally adorable card; thanks so much for the inspiration!

Naoual said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Michelle, just stunning. Love everything about it, this card is just perfect!!

xx Naoual

Cheryl said...

So sorry about the illnesses inyour home! Feel better soon!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Michelle and just love the colours, your colouring and the ribbons look fab, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh my! This card is just the cutest thing! I LOVE her dress! How clever! The accents are just wonderful and the ladybugs made a delightful theme! Hope all went well for you at the doctor! :D

Anjou Krelovich said...

Totally stunning card! I love the pieced dress. It's perfect! Can I make one just like this?

Tab said...

Oh Michelle, your card is gorgeous! I just love this stamp, tis my fave and I love how you have used her. Fab colours and layout too! Hope that you and your family start to feel well soon and that you have a good break!
Hugs Tab xxx

Trina said...

This card is beautiful!! I love the colors you used! And I love the paper piecing!!

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