Sunday, May 24, 2009

High Hopes challenge #32

Happy Sunday everyone!! Hope you're having a fantastic Memorial weekend so far!! The weather is beautiful here, & I'm hoping to get lots done outside today!!

Today's High Hopes challenge is a color use pink & brown. One of my favorites :)

I decided to ink up Mildred.....isn't she sweet with her yummy pie? I used my Copics to color her, then I cut her out & used dimensionals to attach her to her embossed background. The dotted paper is from The Paper Studio, which I bought last time I was at Hobby Lobby. And that was quite a while ago!! The sentiment is from Hero Arts....I thought it was the perfect size to then cut out & hang from the ribbon like a charm. I punched some flowers & added a button for the corner, & called it done. Now looking at it, I wish I had sewn the edges.....but I had to squeeze this in before we left for the day yesterday & there just wasn't time.

Here's a close up of Mildred.....I still can't color/shade as well with my Copics as I can with my pencils, but practice makes perfect, right? I think I need to start adding other media for added shading.....

And now for some other pictures I want to share!!! If you're not interested.....I'm not offended, lol.....just consider this your warning that the rest of this post is photos from our farm trip on Friday!

The kids got to hold just about every animal there. Well, the ones that were smaller than they are, lol. Here's Michael holding a beautiful chicken. Doesn't he look proud that he was actually able to get one, while all the other kids were running around trying to grab one?

And here he is holding an eensy weensy baby chick. Or is it a duck? He got to hold both & I can't really tell from this picture! It was very nerve-wracking having these kindergartners grabbing these babies. I sounded like a broken record, yelling "be gentle!" every 5 seconds! Those poor animals!

I was fascinated by this baby llama. I can't remember how old they said it was, but it didn't move the entire time we were looking at it, like it was paralyzed. I guess it was just as interested in the kids as the kids were in it! I think it's sooooo cute!

Here's Michael milking a cow!! I can't believe I actually got the stream of milk in the picture, lol. The kids were going through the line so fast I just snapped as soon as it was his turn. He was highly amused & wanted to do it again, while some of the kids were on the bench crying, not wanting to go anywhere near that "thing that spits milk"!

And here he is standing in front of that cow. Actually, I don't think he was posing. I think he was waiting for the farmer to say "Michael, do you want to milk the cow again?"

We had a great was supposed to rain but luckily it didn't. At the end they let the kids jump in a barn FULL of should have seen all the hay that was flying. I was so busy talking to another mom that I didn't think to get a picture of it...that definitely would have been the Photo of the Day!!

Well if you made it this far, thank you for checking out my pictures!! I'm so glad I was able to go. If you have a petting farm in your area, you should definitely go!!! The kids love it!!!

Have a great Sunday!!


Stressed Stamper said...

She is fantastic - love the image great job, can I say what a fab smile Michael has, made me smile right back at him!

dolcreations said...

I love everything about this card. I love how you swiss dotted the card! Great idea! I love how the sentiment hangs down from the bow!!! The colours brown and pink are great together!
Love the pictures at the zoo! My son loves baby chicks as well!!
Thanks again for sharing your pictures and your beautiful card!
Have a great day off tomorrow! Our long weekend was last weekend>>and the weather was not so good!! But this weekend it is perfect!! ENJOY!

Dianne said...

Michelle, I love the pictures of Michael at the petting farm!!! He is such a cutie! Some of favorite vacations were spent at my uncles dairy farm in Wisconsin....
the card is also too cute!! Great job with those copics girl!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Michelle, I love it!

Great picts too!!

Hugs, Kelly

Jane said...

Glad you had a great day with your family!!


Ila said...

Your card is this Super cute image...your layers and coloring are Fabulous!!..
Thanks so much for sharing these Wonderful photos!!...Michael is such a Sweetie...and looks very gentle and proud holding the baby chick. What a Fabulous Day to share!!!...Hugs, Ila

Gingerbread Gal said...

Beautiful Card Michelle! Love all the polka dots!
:) Rachel

Tracey said...

Love this colour combo! Fantastic card!

Great pictures too! Thanks for sharing.

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love your card Michelle, your coloring on Mildred looks like your pencils, and at first I thought it was! Til I read differently! Love how you used the Swiss Dots all over. I also love how you put the sentiment on the tiny oval and it really does look like a charm!
Uber cute pics of Michael, he looks SO proud, and fearless too! I bet he wants to be a dairy farmer when he grows up after this? Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

Beautiful card. I love how you added the sentiment.

Tab said...

Oh I adore your card hun, love the shades you have used, just gorge! Glad you liked the combo, thanks for joining in!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anjou Krelovich said...

Adorable card! I love that image and she looks so cute with the colors. The charm is adorable too!

Cheryl said...

Terrific card! I love the brown and pink dotted paper! The peices behind her are a perfect match fro it! And then there's your always perfect coloring!
I enjoyed the farm pictures!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image and your colouring with copics is beautiful. Love the photo's. Hugs Nikki x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, great pictures of Michael! I'm sure our 4-year-old would have been hoping for the farmer to ask her "if she would like to milk the cow again" too!

You can't go wrong with pink and that combo too!

Lacey said...

What a great card! I haven't inked her up yet...but I really should soon! She's really nice in color!
Looks and sounds like you all had tons of fun on your field trip. My kids love farm animals. Ansley learned how to say "cow" before she could say "dog" would think we live near Anna instead of the becah!! LOL

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Now this is a sweet image. I love pie and she is just perfect. I think your copics coloring is rockin these days. Look at all that great blending. Michael is so cute. He has a sweet smile and I think he looks like you... Hope things are going great.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
I just love Mildred and your coloring and shading is beautiful!!
Your farm pics are awesome. Looks like Michael had a lot of fun.

Karen x

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a darling card!

MollyD said...

Why am I not surprised that I love your card? The pictures look like fun was had by all!!

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic card , I love the colours and the image I love high hopes stamps , so sweet
Hugs Susie xx

Mariska said...

I think Mildred looks lovely with her pie and like you I find shading with Copics not that easy so I often add other mediums as well... works fine for me :). Love the pictures of your little boy at the farm. He looks so proud on the one in front of the cow :). Looks like he had an amazing day!!


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