Thursday, May 28, 2009

Strawberry jam.....yum!!

Happy Thursday everyone! Wow, has this week flown! I didn't realize I hadn't posted since Sunday! I've been working on this card for a couple of days now.....yep, that's me.....Putz of the Year!!



I bought this Penny Black stamp quite a while ago......probably last summer! I finally just got around to inking it up. I gazed longingly at my Prismas.....but decided to try watercoloring once again. I stamped my image onto watercolor paper & embossed it...... I really like how this looks, but only do it when I watercolor. I used Distress Inks & my waterbrush, and...well....it's ok. I probably could have done better with the pencils, but I do like to expand my horizons now & then :) The top mouse was stamped & colored twice, then cut out. I probably should have done that with the bottom mouse as well, but I was really having a hard time with that pigment ink. It's very messy & I was having a hard time getting a clean image. When I did the top mouse the second time, I only inked up that area. I guess I'm large stamp challenged! I cut the image out with my largest Labels One Nestie, & added some Primas & a strawberry charm I bought a while back on Ebay (best place to buy charms!). The papers are SU's Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and Bazzill Dots. I'll tell you....I have a lot of paper....& I don't normally hoard....but WOW I had a hard time cutting into this Bazzill paper!! These dots are the cutest I've ever seen!! I bought exactly 6 pieces when I was at the scrapbook store.....3 shades of pink & 3 shades of olive green. They are lovely & I want them ALL!!! I think they work perfectly with this card. Added some sewing (hey look!! All my zigs and most of my zags are straight!!) & since the image is so large, & the paper so cute, I stopped there.




Here's a close up of the adorable mice....




And here's a view of the shiny jam jar :)





And if you like flowers.....here's a picture I took a couple of days ago of my Columbine. I have a variety of colors, but I think I like these the best! I bought a whole bunch of flowers at the garden center the other day, but it's been chilly & sprinkly the last few days. Hopefully the weekend will be better, so I can get those babies in the ground!!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Tara said...

This card is so sweet Michelle. You've used a stunning image and the shiny jar looks amazing! xx

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely adorable card, Michelle.
Your watercoloring is awesome, love your stitching too.
Beautiful pic of your Colombine...I have never seen one that color before, it gorgeous.

Karen x

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic card , I love the colours, so sweet
Hugs Susie xx

Tab said...

Oh Michelle your card is yummy! Just love the image and you have coloured it to perfection. Love how you have made the jar shiney!

Stunning flowers, I love my garden too, and last weekend we boughts some new roses for it, can't wait for them to bloom as they are highly scented ones!
Hugs Tab xxx

Laura said...

Your card is adorable!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling!

Laura said...

Love this! So darn sweet!

Jovita said...

Yummy card, it's so darling.

Very pretty Columbine, Columbine is our state (Colorado) flower. Hmm maybe I should get some planted they are beautiful.

Karen J. said...

Beautiful card..your coloring is perfect. I love how your cards are never over done always embellished just right.

Love the columbine ...have several myself and they are in their glory right now...enjoyed the pic!!!!

Tammi said...

ACK, sooooo cuutttee!! Love the jar and your adorable card! I need to break out some of my PB stamps! Have a nice weekend!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a gorgeous card!
Love your sweet image and that jar looks fantastic!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Dianne said...

Michelle, if I didn't like you so much I'd hate you!!! Once again another type of coloring and it's perfect!!! Good grief girl!!! Charm is perfect!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Look at you go to town on this beautiful card. I LOVE this image. I think it is my favorite PB image. Your color and stitching are perfect. Really sweet charm. Love your flowers. We have had so much rain here mine look terrible. I hope you are all well..Hugs.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Super Sweet! That strawberry charm is too cute! Great Card Michelle!
:)Rachel

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is so cute Michelle, I love the sweet image and how you popped up the little mouse, love the glaze on the jar and the cute little charm, Have a wonderful Sunday, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Jeannie Phillips said...

Your stamping inspires me!!! so of the last few cards I made I used stamps (one is actually clip art)...neither were condusive to the layering you do...but I did stamp... would love it if you looked!!... www.aplaceformycards.blogspot.com I am so glad to have found your work..it so inspires me!!

And that Michael he is adorable...love the pictures..and that he so loves the animals... and that is a killer smile!

hugs
Jeannie

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wow Michelle, this is gorgeous! All the details are wonderful, esp. love the shiny jar!

MaryJo said...

This is adorable! I love the jam!!

Mariska said...

Oh wow Michelle this is just amazing!! Love how you've made the jar glasslike. Absolutely stunning as you creations always are :).

xxx
Mariska

Ila said...

I love this card Michelle!! the image is just the Cutest..but the way you glazed the jar and popped up the mouse looks Wonderful!!
Fabulous photo of your columbine...I love those flowers and that color!!..We are seasonaly quite a bit behind you...mine aren't nearly ready to bloom...my tulips haven't even bloomed yet!! And your right...it's very hard to get anything done around here with those little birdies giving me a show 24/7...lol...Hugs, Ila

fluwelenvoetjes said...

Wow! I love this card and the papers ypu used. xoxoxo Anitaanitapoot

Kim Dellow said...

Wow stunningly cute card, so sweet. Kim

Cheryl said...

Hi Michelle! I thought I had commented on this awesome card, but I guess not! Well, let me tell you it is so cute! Love your coloring and the dimension you added! The jam looks real!
Pretty columbine, too! Wish mine were that color!

dolcreations said...

This card is so darn cute! I love how you layered the mouse..what a great idea..one I may have to try for sure! I love how you made the glass jar look so shiney...LOVE IT!
Actually I am looking into making strawberry jam soon....so now I need a good ol fashion recipe!!
Do you know of any?
Christine

Carolyn Bounds said...

Absolutely Adorable with a capital "A"!!! Every beautiful detail is scrumptious, and oh how I wish I could sew like that! Positively pretty in pink:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

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