Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sweet dreams

Good Wednesday afternoon, peeps!! Hope you're having a fab week. Today it's finally nice out....it's been rainy & dreary & cold the last few days & not feeling like summer vacation at ALL. Today is perfect!!



I had time this morning to finish up this card.....using Sweet Dreams from High Hopes' last release. I colored the image with Prismas & gamsol & added a bit of Certainly Celery sponging to the background (probably can't see that, can you?). I used SU's Basic Gray for the card base, Rose Red for the matte & the pretty floral paper is K&Co Madeline. I did a bit of stitching (I think I've finally mastered the zig zag stitch, lol) & made a Lesa Rapp flower from Rose Red cardstock. Her tutorial is HERE. She has moved on to bigger & better things....like the beautiful flower Nestie dies....but alas, we're on a strict budget so none for me....these will have to do!! It ended up being a bit bigger than I had anticipated....so I added the 3 pseudo Dew Drops to the bottom right corner (these are the cheapie ones from Michael's).




Boy....I sure wish I were doing some of this right now.....zzzzzzzz....




Here's a close up of the flower. They are really fun to make.....be sure to check out Lesa's tutorial. Heck, check out her whole blog, if you haven't before!! You might want to wait until you have an extra hour or two, though....you don't want to skip over anything!!

Thanks so much for visiting!! My one year blogoversary is quickly approaching (has it really been a year already??) & so I'm gearing up for some blog candy!!! Stay tuned.......

18 comments:

Niki Estes said...

This is absolutely adorable, Michelle! I love your coloring and the colors you chose! Funny that we posted with the same image today. lol

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Your coloring is STELLAR!.....that flower is AMAZING!! Love Love LOVE everything you do, girl. You have that WOW FACTOR!

Tracey said...

Love this card Michelle! That flower is fabulous!

Jodi said...

Very cute image and pretty flower!! love your coloring!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Denise said...

So cute!! Love that adorable image & how you colored it. Wish I could be relaxing like that right now.

Tara said...

This is so pretty Michelle - I love that Kay & Co paper and it works beautifully with the sweet image (my fave of the new releases)! xx

Amy said...

This card is adorable Michelle. I absolutley adore the flower!

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous and the image is So Cute!!..your coloring and the flower you made is Fabulous!!..Thanks for the link!!..Hugs, Ila

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is fab..your image is soooo cute and I love your colouring. that flower looks great. Hope the wonderful weather continues:)
Judy xx

Jeannie Phillips said...

Oh I have to learn to color a stamp like you do!!... amazing work...beautiful card...so cute and beautiful...now that's amazing.
hugs
Jeannie

Dianne said...

You have definitely mastered the stitching!!! Cute card and now I'm off to check out the flower tutorial!!

Tab said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colours and papers you have used and your flower is divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anjou Krelovich said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Love the dark rich colors, the stitching and that flower! Wow!

Laura said...

This is really beautiful. Love the color combo and the fantastic color job. You are the QUEEN of coloring!

Cheryl said...

Terrific card, but no news there-they ALL are! Love the colors on this one! I bought this pad too and have to find the perfect design for the awesome pattern of this paper! The ant is beautifully colored and the flower is the perfect accent!
Great day at the zoo!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My Gallery said...

Hi Michelle, Brrr, it's so cold here in Australia - Winter has really set in. Scary stuff about the tornado so I shouldn't complain about being cold should I? Beautiful card Michelle :-) - gorgeous colours and love the flower. I was so thrilled that I could make one just like it with my heart nesties with the link to the tutorial - this will be a real money-saver & I can have my blooms match perfectly now - thanks SO much! Wishing you a refreshing, deep sleep so you feel like a million dollars :-) Thanks for keeping on posting even with all that you have going on in yr life - your blog is a constant source of inspiration!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Beautiful! That flower looks so wonderful! Your coloring is fabulous as always!
:) Rachel

Candy said...

Hi Michelle,
What a great card!! Small budget or not your work is utterly fantastic - always is. You did a fab job on that flower it looks stunning. Just love your image. So very sweet. Sure wish I had the lovely DP you found!!!
Big Hugs, Candy

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